A minimum of 3 people were killed on Wednesday by shooters that assaulted a checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan, a Taliban official verified.
While the Taliban official stated all the deceased the civilians, witnesses as well as a security resource informed AFP that 2 of the casualties were Taliban competitors. The latter added that the strike was accomplished by unidentified shooters in a rickshaw and targeted a checkpoint in Ghawchak area of Jalalabad.
The strike in Jalalabad city is the current on Taliban targets in Nangarhar district, which for several years was the primary operating base of the Islamic State (IS) team’s Afghanistan chapter.
In one more occurrence, local homeowners informed AFP that 2 Taliban competitors were wounded while attempting to pacify an improvisated explosive device in Jalalabad.
More information were not right away available.
Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K), the local branch of the militant Islamic State team, asserted responsibility for a number of weekend assaults in Jalalabad that eliminated at the very least two people.
They were the first lethal blasts given that the last United States pressures took out from Afghanistan on August 30.
IS-K also claimed duty for a bloody assault that killed more than 150 individuals at Kabul flight terminal at the end of August.