July 24, 2024

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Islamic State Bombing Kills at Least 38 People in Southern Afghanistan

A complicated suicide assault on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan’s major city of Kandahar killed at least 38 worshipers Friday, breaking two months of relative peace in the Taliban’s historic stronghold and highlighting the threat posed by a spreading existence of Islamic State.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing on Saturday, declaring two suicide bombers carried out the assault, according to a statement verified by Site Intelligence Team. It arrived a 7 days just after yet another bombing by Islamic State killed some a hundred individuals at a Shiite mosque in the northern city of Kunduz. The extremist group’s regional affiliate, Islamic State – Khorasan Province, or ISKP, has continuously specific Afghanistan’s Shiite minority in latest months.