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Daesh claims bloody attacks against Taliban in eastern Afghanistan

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Afghan people are seen outside the Nangarhar Regional Specialization Hospital after explosions in Jalalabad on September 18, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

Takfiri terrorist group Daesh has claimed responsibility for a spate of bomb attacks targeting Taliban forces in eastern Afghanistan in recent days.

A series of deadly explosions in the city of Jalalabad, the capital of eastern province of Nangarhar province, killed at least three people and wounded 20 others over the weekend, according to sources citing reports from hospitals and eyewitnesses.

"Three separate bomb attacks" hit "Taliban vehicles" in Jalalabad on Saturday, and another bombing struck "a Taliban vehicle” on Sunday, the group said via Amaq News Agency’s Telegram channel.

The outlet, which is the propaganda arm of the Takfiri terrorist group, also claimed that the attacks had resulted in a heavier casualty count.

"More than 35 Taliban militia members were killed or wounded, in a series of explosions that took place," the militant group said.

There has been no word from the Taliban regarding the alleged toll.

The terror group’s Afghanistan branch also claimed responsibility for an attack in late Ausgst that killed 13 US servicemen and about 170 Afghan civilians at Kabul airport, amidst the ill-prepared and messy withdrawal of American and other allied forces.

Daesh has a foothold in eastern and northern Afghanistan, particularly in Nangarhar, which is regarded as its base in the war-torn country.

Following US President Joe Biden’s decision to fully withdraw the American troops from Afghanistan, the government swiftly fell in Kabul amid the Taliban’s seizure of the entire country.

The Taliban announced the formation of a caretaker government in early September.

Before the United States invaded the country under the pretext of fighting terrorism following the 9/11 attacks and toppled the Taliban-run government in 2001, the group had ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.


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