Kabul - Islamic State on Thursday claimed responsibility for a twin bomb attack at a wrestling club in the Afghan capital Kabul the previous day that killed at least 26 people.
At least 91 others were also wounded in the incident, Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Majroh said on Thursday.
The bombings targeted a wrestling club in the Dashte Barchi neighbourhood in western Kabul, a mainly Shiite dominated area, Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi had told dpa on Wednesday.
First a suicide bomber entered the club and blew himself up at around 6 pm (1330 GMT). Forty minutes later, as people were busy moving the casualties to ambulances, a car bomb went off in front of the club, Rahimi said.
Journalists from various media outlets were among the casualties of the second explosion, said Hashmat Stanakzai, a spokesman for the Kabul police.