Taliban Bombings Kill 25 Across Afghanistan

14 Embassy Security Guards Slain in Bus Attack

The Afghan Taliban launched a series of bombing attacks across the nation, killing at least 25 people across the country. The largest attack targeted a minibus near Kabul, killing 14 Nepali security guards working for the Canadian Embassy.

A second bomb saw a motorcycle parked in the Badakhshan Province detonated in a crowded market, killing eight and wounding 18. Several other smaller attacks were also reported, including another in Kabul which killed a single civilian.

ISIS contested the report of the Kabul bombing, insisting they and not the Taliban were behind it. ISIS’ primary presence in Afghanistan is in and around Jalalabad and the Nangarhar Province.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid issued a counter-statement mocking the ISIS claim, insisting they don’t have anywhere near the capability or support to carry out such attacks inside Kabul, and obviously didn’t do it.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.