29 Jul '18, 9pm

Raid on Afghan school for midwives ended after several hours | FDD's Long War Journal

A team of jihadists raided a school for midwives in Jalalabad, Afghanistan yesterday. The terrorists were finally subdued after several hours by security personnel, who took great care to limit civilian casualties. The Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack earlier today. Amaq’s account says the terrorists were inghimasis , or well-trained guerrilla fighters who immerse themselves in battle before blowing themselves up, and that their target was the “headquarters of the United States Agency for International Development” (USAID) in the city of Jalalabad. Amaq states that the attack began when an explosive device was detonated at the gate in front of the building, leading to a gun battle between the assailants and the building’s guards, who were reinforced by other Afghan security forces. Amaq claims that 33 people from th...

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