ISIS militants have claimed responsibility for a series of bombings in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. The corresponding statement was made by the news agency of the Amak group. This was reported by the Voice of America.
The militant group said more than 35 Taliban members had been killed or wounded in a series of bombings on August 19. At least three people were reported killed and about 20 injured in blasts in Jalalabad, the capital of Nanjarhar province. Among the victims were women and children. This attack was the first fatal explosion since the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
There were no comments from the Taliban on the death toll.
It should be noted that Jalalabad is the administrative center of Nangarhar province, the territory of the Islamic State group. The organization claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack in late August that killed more than 100 people near Kabul airport.
As it was reported earlier, ISIS took responsibility for the terrorist attack at the Kabul Airport in August.