ISIS Carried Out Another Suicide Attack In Afghanistan Capital

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ISIS Carried Out Another Suicide Attack In Afghanistan Capital

Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack outside the Shia mosque [Massoud Hossaini/AP]

On September 29, an ISIS suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, according to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq. According to Amaq, 50 civilians were killed or injured in the attack.

From its side, Afghanistan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said that the suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Qala-e-Fathullah area in Kabul city at around 2pm local time. According to Danish, 6 civilians were killed and 30 others were injured. Danish also announced that 3 suspects linked to the attack were arrested by the Afghan Police.

In a separated development, the Taliban news agency Voice of Jihad announced that Taliban fighters attacked and captured a checkpoint of the Afghan Army in Kunsak area of Bala Baluk district in Farah province in western Afghanistan. Voice of Jihad said that 9 Afghan soldiers were killed, and 3 other were captured in the attack.

Furthermore, Voice of Jihad announced that Taliban fighters repelled an attack on the Afghan Army backed by NATO warplanes in Jani Khel district of Paktia province in eastern Afghanistan. Voice of Jihad claimed that Taliban fighters killed 10 Afghan soldiers, and injured 17 others in the clashes.

Paktia province is located south of Kabul province on the border with Pakistan, and it is considered one of the Taliba strongholds in the country.

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