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People inspect a damaged house after several rockets land at Khair Khana, north west of Kabul on November 21, 2020. – A series of loud explosions shook central Kabul on November 21, including several rockets that landed near the heavily fortified Green Zone where many embassies and international firms are based, officials said.

Police said four people were killed in a bombing in Kabul Thursday amid a rise in violence across Afghanistan ahead of the U.S. fully withdrawing its troops from the country.

The AP reported that the blast targeted a minivan in a majority Shiite neighborhood in Afghanistan, the latest strike in the neighborhood that is home to many members of the minority Hazara ethnic group.

ISIS this week carried out similar bombings in the area that killed 10 people.

The targeting of the buses marks a new tactic in the terrorist groups’ violence against Shiite Muslims, who have come under attack both by ISIS and the Taliban, two Sunni groups.

Recent bombings targeting the group have struck a slew of other sites, including schools, wedding halls and mosques.

Concerns over escalating violence in Afghanistan have bubbled up amid a spike in clashes between the Afghan military and the Taliban since President Biden made the announcement that all U.S. troops would be out of the country by Sept. 11.

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