ISKP claims responsibility for suicide attack near Taliban foreign ministry

The Islamic State – Khurasan Province (ISKP) has claimed on its Telegram channel that it has carried out the suicide bombing near the Taliban foreign ministry in Kabul which killed at least six people and wounded several other, including Taliban members, on Monday.

According to the ISKP’s claim, its suicide bomber has killed and wounded 20 people, including diplomats, in front of the ministry’s compound.

On Monday’s afternoon a suicide bombing hit the entrance gate of a business centre near the Taliban’s foreign ministry. Later, the Taliban’s police in Kabul and its interior ministry confirmed the death of at least six civilians.

Moreover, the Taliban claimed that its forces identified the suicide bomber and gunned down him near a checkpoint leading to the ministry. Explosives of the suicide bomber, the Taliban said, went off killing six civilians and wounding several others, including three Taliban forces.

A nearby emergency hospital run by an Italian NGO, which treats war victims, confirmed that it received two deaths and 12 wounded from the attack site.

Kabul and other provinces have been hit by deadly blasts in recent months, some of which have been claimed by the ISKP. The attack comes nearly three months after another ISKP suicide bomber killed at least 16 Taliban diplomats in January outside the ministry’s compound.