17 May '17, 1pm

Islamic State claims attack on National Radio Television of Afghanistan

Islamic State claims attack on National Radio Television of Afghanistan

A team of several jihadists raided the offices of the National Radio Television of Afghanistan (RTA) in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, earlier today. The assault was quickly claimed online by the Islamic State. Citing local officials, TOLOnews reported there were “five attackers in total,” one of whom blew himself up. Three others were killed in a firefight and “the fifth was arrested.” The siege lasted approximately three to four hours. According to Reuters , initial casualty reports indicate that at least six civilians were killed and two dozen others wounded. The Islamic State issued a statement of responsibility via its Amaq News Agency as the siege was ongoing, then a separate message online, followed by an update on Amaq’s website (seen above). The group claims the death toll was much higher than independent reporting indicates and other minor details ...

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