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ISIS claims mosque attack killing 34 in Afghanistan

ISIS claims mosque attack killing 34 in Afghanistan
Posted at 5:19 PM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 14:45:25-04

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (Radio Free Europe/CNN) - At least 34 people were killed and more than 80 injured after a deadly attack on a Shiite mosque in Afghanistan on Friday, according to the ministry of public health. 

The deadly attack started when gunmen strapped with explosives stormed the mosque in the Afghan capital. The hours-long siege has now ended after a nearly four-hour firefight, according to Afghanistan's Interior Ministry. 

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.

About 8,500 U.S. troops are stationed in Afghanistan. President Donald Trump on Monday night said that the U.S. will win in Afghanistan, but said that America’s patience is not unlimited as the war is in year 16. 

Up to 3,900 more U.S. troops are expected to join the fight in the war-torn nation, military.com says. 

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