The offshoot of the Islamic State Iraq and Syria, ISIS Khurasan (ISIS-K), has claimed responsibility for yesterday’s attack targeting the ministry of telecommunications and information technology in downtown part of Kabul city.
According to a statement released by pro-ISIS media agency, Amaq News Agency, the attack was carried out by a group of four militants.
The statement further added that the militants initially detonated explosives near the entrance of the ministry compound.
The attack was launched at around 11:40 am local time with initial reports suggesting at least 7 people including four civilians and three security personnel were killed in the attack.
However, the Ministry of Interior later confirmed that the death toll from yesterday’s attack in Kabul has climbed to 10 as three more civilians succumbed to their injuries.
Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi confirmed that three civilians who had sustained injuries in the attack, died late on Saturday.
Rahimi further added two women and five men were among those killed while five other civilians sustained injuries.
According to Rahimi, three security personnel also lost their lives in the attack.