ISIS-K Minibus Bomb Kills Six in Kabul, Including Journalist

Attack took place in Shi'ite suburb

Influential Afghan journalist Hamid Seighani was among six people killed Saturday in a minibus bombing in a Shi’ite suburb of the capital city of Kabul.

No one claimed the attack the day of the bombing, but on Sunday ISIS-K, the local affiliate of the ISIS movement, issued a statement taking credit for the attack, and the killing of the journalist.

The attack took place with a magnetic sticky bomb. ISIS-K commonly attacks Shi’ites within Afghanistan as a way of spreading unrest. They also are sparring with theĀ  Taliban ever since the Taliban takeover.

ISIS-K is one of the largest ISIS affiliates in the world, and operates mostly in Afghanistan, with some operations in neighboring Pakistan. Today’s attack was by no means its largest, but reflects its continued activity.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of