Islamic State group’s affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed accountability for the assault exterior the Kabul airport.
Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport on Thursday, killing a minimum of 60 Afghans and 12 US troops, Afghan and US officers mentioned.
The IS department, often known as The Islamic State-Khorasan Province after a reputation for the area from antiquity, mentioned in its declare of accountability that it focused American troops and their Afghan allies.
The assertion carried a photograph of what the militant group mentioned was the bomber who carried out the assault. The picture reveals the alleged attacker standing with the explosive belt in entrance of the black IS flag with a black material masking his face, solely his eyes displaying.
The assertion made no point out of a second suicide bomber or gunmen. The declare couldn’t be independently verified.
IS additionally mentioned the bomber managed to get previous Taliban safety checkpoints to come back inside 5 metres (yards) of a gathering of US troopers, translators and collaborators earlier than detonating his explosives. It mentioned Taliban had been additionally among the many casualties. The extremist IS group has battled the Taliban, which it views as traitorous for agreeing to a peace take care of america.
The assertion additionally mentioned the bomber bought round US safety measures and that the camp that was focused was the place US forces had been gathering paperwork for individuals who’ve labored with the navy.