BEIRUT: Islamic State group claims responsibility for today’s twin suicide attacks in Kabul today that left at least 21 people dead, including ten journalists.
In a statement issued via its propaganda agency Amaq, IS said the first bomber had hit the Kabul headquarters of Afghanistan’s intelligence services and security forces, with a second blast targeting journalists who had rushed to the scene.
The statement from IS’s “Khorasan” province, the group’s Afghan branch, said a first attacker “struck the headquarters of the Afghan intelligence services in Kabul”.
“Apostate security forces, media and other people rushed to the scene of the operation, where a brother took them by surprise and martyred himself with his explosives vest,” it added.
It gave the name of the first bomber as “Kaaka al-Kurdi”, suggesting he was of Kurdish origin, and the second as Khalil al-Qurashi. According to a provisional toll by the health ministry, at least 21 people were killed, including four reporters. Among them was Shah Marai, AFP’s chief Kabul photographer. (AFP/APP)
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