July 2018 Jalalabad suicide bombing

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July 2018 Jalalabad suicide bombing
Jalalabad is located in Afghanistan
Jalalabad
Jalalabad
Jalalabad (Afghanistan)
LocationJalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Date1 July 2018
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths20
Injuries
20
PerpetratorsIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province

On 1 July 2018, a suicide bomber detonated in the center of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing 20 people, mainly Sikhs and Hindus, and injuring 20 others.[1]

Responsibility[edit]

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it targeted Afghan Special Forces.[2] In a further statement they said that 60 Afghan soldiers and "polytheists" were killed and wounded in an operation in the city of Jalalabad.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sultan, Ahmad. "Deadly blast hits eastern Afghan city, targeting Sikh minority". U.S. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  2. ^ Palahniuk. "IS Claims Suicide Bombing and Targeting of Afghan President Ghani in Jalalabad". ent.siteintelgroup.com. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  3. ^ Palahniuk. "IS' Khorasan Province Claims Killing and Wounding 60 Afghan Soldiers and 'Polytheists' in Jalalabad". ent.siteintelgroup.com. Retrieved 2018-07-02.