Islamic State group claims responsibility for bombing at Afghan bank and says it targeted Taliban

Mar22,2024



Islamabad: a killer detonate the bombs In a branch of New Kabul Bank kandahar citytargeting Taliban Claims made by members to collect their salaries Islamic State group,
The attack killed three people and injured 12 people who had gathered to receive their monthly salaries, according to Inamullah Samangani, head of the Kandahar Information and Culture Department.
The affiliate of Islamic State, a major rival of the Taliban, has been behind various attacks targeting schools, hospitals, mosques and Shia areas across Afghanistan. The group said through its Amaq news agency that a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt among Taliban fighters near the bank.
The city of Kandahar holds significance as a spiritual and political center for Afghanistan, as it is the base of Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada. Akhundzada's decisions matter in the capital Kabul.
Following the Taliban's takeover in 2021 following the withdrawal of US and NATO troops, they have returned to a strict interpretation of Islamic law, similar to their previous rule from 1996 to 2001.
, with inputs from agencies)



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