| 25 February 2024, Sunday |

Islamic State claims responsibility for attacks in eastern Afghanistan

On Sunday, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a series of bomb strikes in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to the group’s Amaaq News Agency on Telegram.

“A series of bombings resulted in the deaths or injuries of more than 35 Taliban militia fighters,” the militant organization stated, referring to explosives on Saturday and Sunday.

There was no immediate comment from the Taliban about the death toll.

Sources had told Reuters on Saturday at least three people were killed and about 20 were wounded in blasts in Jalalabad, the capital of Nanjarhar province. The sources had said they were citing information from hospitals and eyewitnesses.

  • Reuters