30 Apr '18, 3pm

ISIS suicide bombers target security forces, journalists in Kabul

Two suicide bombers struck in the Kabul, Afghanistan earlier today. The attacks were quickly claimed by the Islamic State’s so-called Khorasan “province,” which released a picture of the jihadists responsible (seen above). The two “martyrs” were identified as Qa’qa’ al-Kurdi and Khalil al-Qurashi. The Islamic State claims that the bombers detonated themselves near the Afghan intelligence headquarters, killing or wounding 110 people. The first suicide jihadist reportedly blew himself up near a security checkpoint for the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in the Shash Darak district. The second bomber targeted journalists who were covering the aftermath of the first explosion. Jihadists have repeatedly employed this tactic through the years, waiting for first responders and others to arrive at the scene before launching a follow-on attack. Hashmat Stanikzai, a police sp...

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