Milestone: Islamic State claims first bombing in Afghanistan

Milestone: Islamic State claims first bombing in Afghanistan

Isis has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan that killed at least 35 people queuing to collect their wages and injured 100 more today.

The blast rocked the eastern city of Jalalabad on Saturday, reportedly killing children in the busy city street.

It appeared to target government staff and military personnel who were waiting outside a bank to collect their monthly salaries.

The attacker rode an explosive-laden motorcycle into the crowd before detonating it to kill everyone standing nearby in the crowded commercial district. …

Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan, was travelling to meet the families of soldiers killed in a separate terror attack when he learned of the explosion.

“The Taliban didn’t claim responsibility. Daesh claimed responsibility for it,” he said, using an Arabic acronym for the group.

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