ISIL claims responsibility for two blasts in Kabul

Two explosions have hit the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least one person and wounding six others. The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Local media reported that the two blasts, which were separated by about 30 minutes, took place in the western part of the city on Wednesday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the Taliban-run interior ministry said the first blast was a car bomb and three women were among the wounded.

Islamic State militants posted a statement online after the explosions, claiming that they blew up two buses.

The blasts took place in an area where many members of the Hazara Shia minority live. It has been repeatedly targeted by Islamic State militants.

Monday marked three months since the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan. But stabilizing the country's security situation is proving to be a challenge. An increasingly active Islamic State group has carried out a series of attacks, including suicide bombings at Shia mosques.