ISIS release photo of suicide bombers who attacked Pakistani consulate
By Khaama Press - Sat Jan 16 2016, 11:10 am
The loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group operating under the so-called Khurasan Province in Afghanistan have released a photo which purportedly shows two suicide bombers who attacked the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan.
The authenticity of the photograph could not be verified, however it carries Arabic scripts, introducing the two bombers.
The two men have been identified as Farooq al-Khurasani and Abu Obaid al-Khurasani.
The loyalists of the terror on Wednesday claimed responsibility behind the attack by issuing statements written in Arabic and English but a pamphlet has also emerged written in Urdu language.
The terror group claims that the attack was carried out in response to the Pakistani military operation in the tribal regions of Pakistan, calling it a ‘crusade’ war and demanding an immediate halt to such operations.
It also called on Pakistani military to stop censoring the facts regarding the destructions, murders and detentions of civilians, particularly the Sunni followers during the operations.
In its statement released on Wednesday, the loyalists of the terror group claimed that several consulate staff including a number of Pakistani intelligence – Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) operatives.
However, the Afghan officials said all assailants were shot dead by the security forces during the stand off which lasted for almost three hours.
The officials further added that the militants managed to enter a guesthouse belonging to a government official and started resisting the security forces.
Sediq Sediq, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior (MoI), said at least seven members of the Afghan security forces were martyred in the attack.
Meanwhile, another security official in Nangarhar said a number of civilians also lost during their lives in the attack while a number of others were wounded.