Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on Thursday that killed the Taliban governor of Afghanistan’s Balkh province, the group’s Amaq agency reported.
A blast tore through the Taliban governor’s office in Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province on Thursday, killing him and two others, officials said.
Despite the Islamic Emirate rulers’ repeated claims that the Afghan conflict is concluded, the de facto government still faces significant security challenges. Since the Taliban took over in August 2021, the extremist Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K) group has violently attacked the provincial capital Kabul and other areas.
The report also said that another explosion occurred in provincial district five in Kabul city earlier Tuesday, having no casualties.
Recently, the Taliban government also increased its operations against Islamic State Khorasan hideouts. In the recent operation in Kunar province of Afghanistan, Abu Osman, ISIS-Indian emir, killed several others in Kabul city.
Meanwhile, the IS-Khorasan militant group has targeted Taliban members, foreign nationals, diplomatic missions and people in Kabul’s capital city and other parts of the country.