The Afghan Presidential Palace in a statement on Twitter said, "Terrorist groups and their backers must know that the Afghan people are united and stand firm to any plot carried out by their enemies; these heinous attacks will not break the resolve of the Afghan people".
In May, ISIL claimed an attack targetting an Afghan state television building in Jalalabad that killed six people.
The attack occurred during a morning panel discussion at the center, witnesses said.
Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Minister of Interior, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place at 10:30 a.m. local time (1:00 a.m. EST). Its owner Sayed Eissa Hussaini Mazari is a strong proponent of Iran and his publication is dominated by Iranian news.
Since then, the IS has taken credit for at least two attacks on Shiite mosques in Kabul and one in the western city of Herat, killing scores of worshippers.
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The claim reflects eyewitness reports that said one bomber sneaked into the center and exploded his device.
A Shia cultural organisation and offices of the Afghan Voice news agency were hit.
"This gruesome attack underscores the dangers faced by Afghan civilians", Reuters reported rights group Amnesty International saying in a statement from its South Asia Director, Biraj Patnaik.
In a telephone interview with The AP, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid denied involvement in Thursday's attack on the cultural center. Afghanistan remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists and media workers. "By sowing terror, the Taliban and Islamic State have created information "black holes" in many regions since 2015".
"I jumped from the roof toward the basement yelling at people to get water to put out the fire", he said.
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López , por su parte, pidió disculpas al país y a su exequipo, El Nacional . "Tengo 30 años cumplidos", dijo López . Si El Nacional sigue o no con el membrete de equipo de 'Puros criollos' queda para la discusión de sus seguidores.
They took place during a ceremony to mark the 38th anniversary of the Soviet invasion in the country.
There were chaotic scenes at the Istiqlal hospital where ambulances brought victims, including women and children. At least 13 people were killed and another 18 injured in the blast, according to Ismail Kawoosi, a spokesman for the Public Health Ministry. The numbers marked a 35 percent increase over the same period last year. So-called Islamic State said it was behind the attack.
As attacks targeting Shiites have increased in Kabul, residents of this area have grown increasingly afraid.
"UNAMA condemns today's attack on civilians in #Kabul".
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Vitelio Mejía, presidente de la liga local de beisbol, dijo a reporteros que esperará la evaluación de los bomberos y del ministerio de Obras Pública para determinar cuándo se podrá utilizar nuevamente el inmueble.