Islamic State-Khorasan claims responsibility for Kabul attack that killed 27

Islamabad: The Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISKP) has claimed the responsibility for today’s attack in Kabul  that killed at least 27 people, the group’s Amaq news agency reported  on its telegram channel, in Arabic language. The tweet issued the pictures of two attackers as Ahmed Al-Tajiki and Abdul Rehman Al-Muhajir who killed in the attack.

The group claimed they killed and injured 150 people, without providing evidence. The Afghan health ministry said at least 27 were killed and 55 injured.It was the first major attack on the Afghan capital since the United States reached an agreement with the Taliban to withdraw US troops.

Twenty-seven people have been killed and 52 injured in an attack in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul at a ceremony. The event was commemorating the anniversary of the death of political leader Abdul Ali Mazari. The presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah and former president Khamid Karzia were also present in the gathering and escaped in the attack.

Armed men used a high-rise building nearby to shoot at the crowd, the source said. Ministry of Interior spokesman Nasrat Rahimi told media that Special Forces were sent to the scene.

The Taliban denied any involvement in the attack, spokesman Zabiullah Mojahid said in a media message. The attack is the first in the capital since the signing of a historic agreement in Qatar last week between the United States and the Taliban.

Pakistan’s foreign office through a statement strongly condemned the attack in Kabul.

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