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Islamic State group jihadists claimed responsibility for twin explosions Saturday that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 64 people and wounding 265 others in their first major attack in the Afghan capital. "The death toll has jumped to 64 and 265 others have been wounded," health ministry spokesman Mohammad Ismail Kawoosi told AFP, adding that the toll could rise further. "Two fighters of the Islamic State detonated their explosive belts in a gathering of Shiites in... Kabul," Amaq said.
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A faction of South Sudan's armed opposition said Saturday it had replaced its leader who is also the country's first vice president, a move which could lead to further turmoil following deadly clashes in the capital this month.