Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in Herat, Afghanistan

Blast hits western Afghan city of Herat

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on Saturday in the western Afghan city of Herat, it said in a post on Telegram on Sunday.

At least six people were killed when a blast ripped through a minivan in the city, officials said. Since the Taliban took over in August, a series of blasts and attacks, some claimed by Islamic State, have taken place across Afghanistan.

(This story was refiled to fix typo in headline)

(Reporting By Moaz Abd-Alaziz; Editing by Frances Kerry)

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