KABUL (AP) — The Taliban say a car bombing near a Kabul mosque killed at least seven people and wounded 41, including several children. No one immediately claimed responsibility for Friday’s bombing, the latest in a steady stream of attacks since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan just over a year ago. A column of black smoke rose into the sky and shots rang out several minutes after blast near the mosque, located in a diplomatic quarter. A Taliban official said a vehicle with explosives detonated as worshippers passed by. The Islamic State group — a top rival of the Taliban — has previously targeted mosques across the country and also Afghanistan’s minority Shiites.
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