Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Afghanistan Attack that Killed Journalists
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a Saturday attack in Afghanistan’s Balkh province, the group’s telegram account said on Sunday.
The blast at a cultural centre during an event for journalists in northern Afghanistan killed at least one person and wounded eight, according to authorities and journalists.
However, the Tebyan Cultural Centre states, “Three persons were killed, and 30 others, including journalists, were injured in the incident”.
This was the second incident within three days in the Balkh province; the first was a suicide attack that killed the governor of Balk, Mullah Dawood Muzmal, and the second blast targeted the Afghan journalist’s award event.
The Islamic State claimed both incidents.
IS-Khorasan is the main rival of the Taliban-led government, aiming to target Taliban officials, foreign citizens and people.
Recently, the group has intensified their attacks on Afghanistan’s Kabul, Herat and Balkh provinces.
Although the Taliban claims the conflict has been finished in the country, the radical Islamic State of Khorasan and other militants have ferociously targeted Kabul city and other places.
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Source: The Khaama Press News Agency