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ISIS Claims Bus Bombing in Afghan Capital

ISIS Claims Bus Bombing in Afghan Capital

Sunday, 1 May, 2022 - 05:45
Afghan men flee near the site of explosions at Khalifa Sahib Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 29 2022. © Ali Khara, Reuters

The ISIS extremist group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a passenger bus that killed one woman in Afghanistan's capital.

Dozens of people have been killed and scores wounded in deadly attacks that have punctuated the last two weeks of the fasting month of Ramadan, which ends Sunday.

A woman was killed and three others were wounded in the bus attack, Kabul police said.

The bombing was the second in the capital in as many days after 10 people were killed on Friday when a bomb ripped through a mosque as worshippers were performing rituals, AFP said.

No group claimed Friday's mosque bombing but ISIS took responsibility for the attack on the bus.

ISIS has claimed several bombings in recent weeks, particularly attacks targeting Sunni-majority Afghanistan's minority Shiite and Sufi communities.

Taliban officials insist their forces have defeated ISIS, but analysts say the group remains a key security challenge.

Kabul police meanwhile vowed to "ensure security" during the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.

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