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Afghanistan: Islamic State-Khorasan terror group claims responsibility for attacks on Taliban in Jalalabad Jalalabad blasts
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Afghanistan: Islamic State-Khorasan terror group claims responsibility for attacks on Taliban in Jalalabad

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Sep 2021, 10:48 am

Kabul: The Islamic State-Khorasan terror group on Sunday claimed responsibility for the attacks on the Taliban in the Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to its propaganda outlet Amaq.

Amaq News Agency, which publishes news related to the ISIS group, also released a video showing an IED going off as a Taliban vehicle goes past.

The IS-K claimed it was behind a string of seven attacks on the Taliban in eastern Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province, which it said has left more than 30 Taliban insurgents killed and wounded.

Read: Afghanistan: Blast in Nangarhar targets Taliban vehicle, child dies

SITE Intelligence Group chief Rita Katz tweeted: "ISIS' 'Amaq News Agency reports its Khorasan Province (#ISKP) carried out six bombings on Taliban fighters across two days in Jalalabad, claiming 'more than 35...killed and wounded'. The attacks targeted Taliban vehicles and a gathering of fighters, according to the statement."

Meanwhile, news sites reported an explosion in Shirzad District of Nangarhar on Sunday.

(With UNI inputs)