Afghanistan: Twin blasts kill at least 37 people and injure 100 in Jalalabad, Islamic State terrorist group claims responsibility
Twin blasts in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad have killed at least 37 people and injured over 100. A spokesperson for the Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which would make it first attack by the Islamic State in Afghanistan.
Most of those injured in the two blasts in Jalalabad are in a critical condition and casualties are expected to increase, according to Inamullah Miakhel, spokesperson for Afghanistan’s Health Department.
The attacks are a significant sign of the expansion of the operations of the Islamic State terrorist group into Afghanistan. A spokesperson of the Islamic State terrorist group, Shahidullah Shahid, has claimed responsibility online, and identified the suicide bomber as Abu Muhammed Khurasani. NDTV cannot independently verify the claim.