30 May '18, 6pm

Jihadists attack Afghan interior ministry in Kabul

A team of jihadists assaulted Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior in Kabul earlier today. The attack reportedly began when two vehicles were driven at the Interior Ministry’s gate. This was followed by explosions and a shootout with security forces. According to TOLOnews , ten jihadists participated in the raid and Afghan officials have confirmed that they were wearing military uniforms. The ensuing firefight lasted for two hours and all ten operatives eventually perished. The Afghan government also suffered casualties, though it is not clear how many. The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency claimed credit for the attack, saying it is was an inghimasi operation conducted by the so-called caliphate’s arm in the region. Inghimasis are well-trained guerrilla fighters who are prepared to die in battle. They are different from traditional suicide bombers in that they don’t detonate...

Full article: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2018/05/jihadists...

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