Kabul suicide bombing: Islamic State claims responsibility for attack

| Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 08:26
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Through its news agency, Aamaq, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for this attack | IANS photo

New Delhi: A peaceful protest in Afghanistan was ambushed on Saturday by a suicide bomber who killed more than 80 people and wounded at least 200. The Islamic State (IS or ISIS) has claimed responsibility for this attack, throwing Afghanistan into a state of consternation about the growing influence of the extremist group in the region.

The Saturday suicide bombing is being deemed as the deadliest in the 15 years of civil war in Afghanistan. Afghanistan's Hazara community were peacefully marching the streets of Kabul demanding power line through their home province when a suicide bomber detonated his vest, instantly killing more than 80 people.

Afghan police said that there were two suicide bombers who had tried to ambush the protest, but one of them had been prematurely shot before he could detonate the bomb. Pictures, videos posted and shared via social media and the various TV channels in Afghanistan showed scenes of carnage where dead bodies were piled on top of each other.

One official claimed that three city district police chiefs had been injured during the incidence and three security personnel had been killed. Immediately after the incidence, security forces fired empty shells in the air to disperse the crowd as terrorists plot secondary attacks against people coming to rescue the wounded.

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry confirmed that 81 people had been killed and 231 had been wounded in the suicide attack.

Through its news agency, Aamaq, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for this attack.

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Its ever going fight between Shia and sunny. Islamic State for Irag and Syria (alias) ISIS, started with a good objective of "retrieving power" from minority Shia rulers in these 2 countries and "restore" it to majority sunnys. But women, drugs and money made their objective to "turn to terror" and now ISIS is another gone case like Al-queda and Talibans of the world. They can NEVER be brought back to sense and only solution is "eradicate by themselves " from roots. Cries of support from Indian Muslims for any of the above out fits, openly and /or clandestinely, are ONLY entertainment value, as Indian Muslims, even of Afgan Gene, will NEVER be accepted as "Equals", even by these terror out fits. Best will be that US, Russia and Europeans "resolve" to freeze arms supply to these out fits and /or to nations supporting them and NOT to get involved "directly or indirectly" and ear mark " Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Turkey, Iran and Irag" as exclusive territory for these out fits to "fight to finish". Other wise there will be these kind of terror acts in one or the parts of the world and every alternate day.

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