Over 35 Taliban members killed or injured in blasts
ISIS-K has claimed responsibility for several bombings in Jalalabad and said it specifically targeted the Taliban as tensions between the two groups continued to rise.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for six blasts with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on Saturday and Sunday through its Amaq news agency. More than 35 Taliban members were killed or injured in these blasts.
Taliban spokesman Bilal Karimi said a child was killed in a bomb blast targeting a Taliban vehicle. Washington Post informed of.
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“We have started an investigation into the incident to reach the culprits,” Karimi said.
The attacks also toppled a major power line, but authorities restored power later in the day.
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sources told Reuters At least three people were killed and 20 others injured in blasts on Saturday. The city of Jalalabad serves as the capital of Nanjarhar province, a stronghold of ISIS.
The two groups have struggled to settle into Afghanistan’s new political landscape following the withdrawal of US military forces from the country. ISIS-K, a branch of ISIS operating in the country, claimed responsibility for the August 26 bombing of Kabul airport, which claimed the lives of 13 US service members as well as about 170 Afghan civilians.
ISIS-K has criticized the Taliban for not being “extreme” in their actions since taking control of the country.