Sep 20, 2021 08:18 UTC
  • Daesh claims bloody attacks against Taliban in eastern Afghanistan

Takfiri terrorist group Daesh has claimed responsibility for a spate of bomb attacks targeting Taliban forces in eastern Afghanistan in recent days.

A series of deadly explosions in the city of Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Province of Nangarhar, killed at least three people and wounded 20 others over the weekend, according to sources citing reports from hospitals and eyewitnesses.

"Three separate bomb attacks" hit "Taliban vehicles" in Jalalabad on Saturday, and another bombing struck "a Taliban vehicle” on Sunday, the group said via Amaq news agency’s Telegram channel.

The outlet, which is the propaganda arm of the Takfiri terrorist group, also claimed that the attacks had resulted in a heavier casualty count.

"More than 35 Taliban militia members were killed or wounded, in a series of explosions that took place," the militant group said.

There has been no word from the Taliban regarding the alleged toll.

The terror group’s Afghanistan branch also claimed responsibility for an attack in late August that killed 13 US servicemen and about 170 Afghan civilians at Kabul airport, amidst the ill-prepared and messy withdrawal of American and other allied forces.

Daesh has a foothold in eastern and northern Afghanistan, particularly in Nangarhar, which is regarded as its base in the war-torn country.