31 Jul '17, 1pm

IS targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul; all 4 attackers killed

IS targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul; all 4 attackers killed

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Islamic State group targeted the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul on Monday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up outside the gates, followed by three gunmen who stormed into the building. The assault set off a four-hour firefight that ended only after Afghan security forces said they had killed all the attackers. There were conflicting reports of casualties as the attack unfolded, with a witness saying he saw bodies of at least two policemen lying on the road outside the embassy soon after the attack began. In its claim of responsibility, the Islamic State group said its fighters had killed seven guards but the militant group often exaggerates its claims on the number of casualties inflicted. The IS attack likely meant to distract attention from the militants’ massive losses in Iraq and Syria in recent weeks. Also, IS said only two of its followers were...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2017/07/31/is-ta...

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