At least one person died and seven were injured this Saturday when a bomb exploded while a Taliban security forces vehicle was passing in eastern Afghanistan as part of a series of attacks the state claims – Islamic in that area of the country.
Sources from the Afghan television broadcaster Ariana indicate that the deceased is a member of the Taliban, while four civilians are among those injured, including an official. The new Afghan authorities have not commented for the time being.
The Islamic State jihadist group in Khorasan Province (ISKP) said on September 19 that it was behind a series of attacks on Taliban forces in Nangarhar that resulted in the death of at least 25 people.
The Taliban took power in Afghanistan in mid-August after entering Kabul shortly after the then President Ashraf Ghani had fled and international troops had withdrawn from the Asian country. The Islamic State regards the Taliban as traitors to the orthodoxy of “Sharia” or Islamic law and defends a much harsher interpretation.