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Kabul Bombing Update US State Department condemns attack, offers assistance

At least 61 people were killed and 207 were wounded on Saturday in a suicide attack on a demonstration in Kabul.

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U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the Chief of Missions Conference at the State Department in Washington play

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the Chief of Missions Conference at the State Department in Washington

(Reuters)

The U.S. State Department on Saturday condemned an attack at a demonstration in Kabul and offered Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani assistance in investigating the incident that killed at least 61 people and wounded more than 200.

"The killers responsible for this bloodshed do not represent the future for Afghanistan and will not prevail. Attacks like these only strengthen our resolve to continue our mission in Afghanistan and deepen our support for the people and government there," said State Department spokesman John Kirby in a statement.

At least 61 people were killed and 207 were wounded on Saturday in a suicide attack on a demonstration in Kabul.

TheĀ  Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide attack in Kabul targeting members of the country's Shi'ite Muslim minority.

The Taliban denied responsibility for a suicide attack on a demonstration in Kabul that killed at least 29 people and wounded 142 on Saturday.

Taliban chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement that the movement "did not have any involvement or hand in this tragic attack.

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