By Adebayo Williams
ISIS says it has assassinated a United States military commander in a bomb attack in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. A statement put out by the terror group’s Amaq news agency said it had killed the commander with an explosive device along with two Afghan officers.
However, other reports have suggested two people were injured but none died. Faredoon Obiadi, chief of the police’s criminal investigations department, says an army officer is one of the two wounded.
The Taliban have also claimed responsibility for the attack, which is said to have taken place near the US embassy and the Afghanistan’s national court in Masoud Square. The extremist group claims it used a ‘sticky bomb’ to carry out the assassination. ‘Sticky bombs’ are magnetic explosive devices that stick to metal – often placed on the underside of cars .
Meanwhile, authorities on Monday confirmed the Taliban have overrun a police headquarters in the Dahna-e-Ghori district in northern Baghlan province. There was no immediate word on casualties in Baghlan. The Taliban are claiming they killed and captured “many” policemen.
The bomb is said to have been attached to a military vehicle before it was detonated.