Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans trying to enter Kabul airport on Thursday, killing at least 60 Afghans and 12 US soldiers, Afghan and US officials said.
The IS wing, known as Islamic State-Khorasan Province after the region’s name since ancient times, has said in its claim of responsibility that it is targeting US troops and their Afghan allies.
The Associated Press reports that the statement contained a photo of what the militant group said was the bomber who carried out the attack. The image shows the alleged assailant standing with the explosive belt in front of the black ISIS flag with black cloth covering his face, with only his eyes visible.
An official ISIS news agency, Amaq, told its Telegram channel that the member was called Abdul Rahman al-Logari. The name suggests the killer was Afghan. IS also said the suicide bomber managed to pass through Taliban security checkpoints to come within 5 meters (yards) of a gathering of American soldiers, translators and collaborators before detonating. his explosives. He said the Taliban were also among the victims.
The statement also said the suicide bomber circumvented US security measures and that the target camp was where US forces were collecting materials for those who worked with the military, AP reports. It is important to note that these claims have not been verified. regardless – they are the Islamic State’s version of what happened.