Afghan Forces Kill 122 Islamic State Members After Kabul Attackby
Afghan troops killed 122 Islamic State militants after the group claimed responsibility for the country’s deadliest single attack in 15 years over the weekend, according to the nation’s Interior Ministry.
In the past 24 hours, Afghanistan security forces assaulted the insurgents in the eastern province of Nangarhar, killing a deputy military commander and arresting 20 others, according to a statement sent by the ministry on Tuesday.
On Saturday, more than 80 people were killed and another 231 were wounded when suicide bombers triggered two explosions at a rally by hundreds of ethnic Hazaras in Kabul. The attacks shattered claims by President Ashraf Ghani made four months ago that Islamic State had been wiped out in Afghanistan.