ISIS claims responsibility for Kabul attack

News Desk

The responsibility for an attack on Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, that left eight dead and several dozen injured, has been claimed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS).

The Interior Ministry of Afghanistan has said that a total of 23 rockets hit targets across Kabul in which eight people were killed and 31 others were injured.

According to the Ministry, at least one rocket landed in an office inside the capital’s diplomatic quarter, but it did not explode.

According to Russia Today report, the attack came just hours before US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was set to meet with Afghan and Taliban negotiators in Qatar, in the hopes of restarting stalled peace talks.

It is to be mentioned here that at the start of November, IS killed 22 people after gunmen stormed Kabul University and nearly three weeks after it carried out a rampage at Kabul University.