ISIS Claims Responsibility For Explosion In Kandahar

Friday, 03/22/2024

ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the explosion in front of the Kabul Bank branch in Kandahar city.

According to Amaq, a news agency affiliated to ISIS, a suicide bomber targeted "Taliban militants”.

At least 21 people had been killed in the incident. The suicide bomber has been identified by ISIS as "Moawia Al-Panjshiri”.

The group claimed to have attacked "a gathering of Taliban militants who had come to the bank to receive their salaries”.

The Taliban’s Ministry of Interior had earlier announced that in a suicide bombing in front of Kabul Bank in Kandahar, "several citizens" were killed and injured. So far, the ministry has refrained from disclosing any accurate casualty figures.

However, sources from Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar province informed Afghanistan International that in the explosion, at least 21 people had been killed, and 50 others got injured.

Also, sources in the Taliban police command in Kandahar stated that the explosion occurred in a heavily guarded area.

According to them, the suicide attacker passed through checkpoints and detonated explosives among Taliban members.

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