Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

Suicide bombers stormed a Shiite cultural center and news agency in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing more than 40 people and wounding scores, many of them students attending a conference.

The Islamic State said in an online statement that it was responsible for the attack, the latest in a series the movement has claimed on Shiite targets in Kabul. (Reuters)

See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

A distraught man is carried following a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghans gather in front of the Shiite cultural center after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

An Afghan man mourns inside a hospital compound after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec.28, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

An Afghan boy walks at the scene of a suicide attack on a Shiite cultural center in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan women mourn inside a hospital compound after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2017 (Photo: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

People help an injured man to the hospital following a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

Security personnel arrive outside the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

People carry an injured man into the hospital follwoing a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

An Afghan man runs away as dust blows in the aftermath of the third blast at a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul on Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

A man passes the hand of a deceased woman on a stretcher in a hospital following a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

A distraught man is cared for outside a hospital following a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan policemen keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan women mourn inside a hospital compound after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan men inspect at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

An Afghan man carries an empty coffin inside a hospital compound after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

Abandoned shoes belonging to victims after a bomb attack are pictured at a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul on Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

Suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2017. (Photo: Omar Sobhani/Reuters)