Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Capital Attack

Islamic State Claims  Responsibility for Capital Attack

KABUL - Multiple blasts and gunfire on Wednesday rocked Kabul, triggering panic among people in the war-ravaged capital.
HashmatStanikzai, spokesman for the Afghan National Police in Kabul, told Anadolu Agency the explosions took place at Police Station 13 in western Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood and close to Police Station 10 in Shahr-e-Nau area of the city.
The country’s premier spy agency National Directorate of Security (NDS), has blamed Pakistan-based Haqqani Network and Lashkar-e-Taiba militant organizations for orchestrating the attacks.
“The enemies of Afghanistan are proving nothing else with these attacks other than their enmity towards the people of Afghanistan,” it said, in a statement.
Hours after the assaults, Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak told a news conference as many as five attackers targeted Police Station 10 and two suicide attackers were involved in raiding Police Station 13.
He confirmed six attackers and two policemen were killed in these assaults.
According to local Ariana News, armed clashes among the attackers and the security forces were underway.
ZabihullahMujahed, Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack on Police Station 10 in a tweet.
Daesh militants claimed the attack on Police Station 13 via a statement on their Amaq propaganda site.
It is worth mentioning Daesh claimed a suicide attack in the Dasht-e-Barchi last month killing up to 30 people at a voter registration center.
This area is predominantly occupied by the ethnic Shia Hazara Afghans who have been on the Daesh hit-list. (AA)