14 May '18, 7pm

Islamic State suicide team strikes tax office in Jalalabad

The Islamic State released this picture purportedly showing the suicide assault team responsible for striking in Jalalabad. The Islamic State’s Khorasan province claimed credit for a suicide assault that targeted a customs office in the capital of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar yesterday. At least nine people were killed and more than 30 more were wounded in the latest attack by the Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan. The jihadists opened the attack by detonating a vehicle laden with explosives outside the main gate of the customs finance office in Jalalabad. Three fighters then entered the breach caused by the explosion and engaged security forces inside the compound before they were killed, according to TOLONews . The attack was first claimed by Amaq News Agency, a propaganda arm of the Islamic State. The so-called caliphate then issued a longer statement sa...

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