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Afghanistan, ISKP attacks Shiite pilgrims in Mazar-e-Sharif and civilians in Kabul

ISKP attacks Shia pilgrims in Mazar-e-Sharif and civilians in Kabul. Pro-ISIS jihadists confirm they want to extend their influence in Afghanistan and that the Taliban are not a credible threat against them

New attacks by ISIS Khorasan Province (ISKP, ISIS-K) in Afghanistan: the victims are some civilians who were praying and a group of Shiite pilgrims, on board three minivans. In the last few hours there have been several explosions, some of which were recorded at the Hazrat Zakaria mosque in Kabul and others in Mazar-e-Sharif. In the attacks on the vehicles, the bombs had been placed inside them and exploded simultaneously, even though the vehicles were in different districts of the city. The overall provisional toll is at least 14 dead and over 20 injured. The attacks confirm that the IS jihadists want to expand their influence in the Asian country and that they do not see the Taliban as a credible threat to their plans. In recent days, in fact, they attacked also a commemoration for the death of the old leader of the Islamic Emirate (IEA), Mullah Akhtar Mansour, which was attended by senior leaders of the IEA.

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