Islamic State terrorist group claims responsibility for the latest terrorist attack in Kabul
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Days after the US Taliban deal, Islamic State terrorist group on Friday claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul that killed 32 people and wounded 81.
It was an attack on a political rally in Kabul on Friday. Releasing a statement, India has strongly condemned it, and the Ministry of External Affairs has extended heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased and the injured.
Earlier in the day, gunmen attacked a remembrance ceremony for a minority Shiite leader Abdul Ali Mazari in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. At least 27 people were killed on Friday, in the deadliest assault in Afghanistan since the US signed a withdrawal deal with the Taliban.
The attack highlights the glaring lack of security in the heavily fortified Afghan capital just 14 months ahead of the scheduled withdrawal of all foreign forces under an agreement signed on February 29 by the US and the Taliban.
Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said women and children were among the dead with an additional 29 wounded, adding that “special forces units are carrying out clearance operations against the attackers”. Rahimi had earlier said that gunfire had erupted from a construction site near the ceremony in the city’s west, which is largely Shiite.
Source: Republic World