Kabul Blast updates 8 dead 18 injured IS Claims Responsibility IG News

Kabul: Afghanistan is shocked again. A powerful bomb exploded in Kabul last night, killing eight and injuring 18. (Afghanistan Taliban Updates) The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the Kabul blast in a Shia residential area of ‚Äč‚ÄčKabul (Kabul Blast) on Friday. The Islamic State group has been identified as the Taliban’s biggest security challenge. City Police Spokesman Khalid Zadran informed that the explosion took place in a very densely populated area.

Several people reportedly gathered to commemorate the first 10 days of Muharram. People shaken by the blast, many rushing to help the injured, are seen in pictures and videos going viral on social media.

A terrorist organization that has increased its activities

Since the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan in August 2021, it has increased its activities. The Islamic State (IS), a hard-line militant group, claimed Friday’s attack.

There was also a gunfight

Five people were killed in a shootout in Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday after an explosion on Friday. The Taliban reported that two Taliban policemen and three Islamic State group gunmen were killed in the clashes.

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Taliban spokesman Khalid Zadran, the Kabul police chief, said police had launched an operation against a hideout of gunmen that killed at least three people in a neighborhood in western Kabul. Zadran also said the gunmen were IS members.

What is the Islamic State terrorist organization?

IS has been operating in Afghanistan since 2014. Both the Taliban and IS are staunch followers of Islam, with the Taliban focused on taking control of Afghanistan. But IS has called for global jihad in other parts of the world.

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A United Nations Security Council (UNSC) report in July 2021 mentioned that IS leaders in Iraq and the Levant-Khorasan wanted to reject a peace deal between the US and the Afghan Taliban. It is also said that the IS organization is trying to attract Taliban and other militants to itself.

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