11 Jun '18, 6pm

Islamic State claims responsibility for bombing outside Afghan ministry in Kabul

The Islamic State quickly claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at the gate outside of the Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in Kabul earlier today. At least 13 people were killed and more than two dozen others wounded in the blast, according to TOLOnews . The attack is the latest in a series of operations launched by both the Taliban and the Islamic State’s regional arm against government institutions in the Afghan capital and elsewhere. On June 4, an Islamic State suicide bomber struck a gathering of the Afghan Ulema Council (AUC) in Kabul. The AUC had just ruled that “martyrdom” operations were unIslamic and that the current jihad against the government is illegal. The Taliban denounced both rulings, but distanced itself from the bombing. On May 30, a 10-man (or adolescent) team of jihadis assaulted the offices of Afghanistan’s interior mini...

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