Islamic State Group Claims Deadly Afghanistan Attack On Tourists – Barron’s

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The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Afghanistan that targeted tourists and killed three Spaniards and three Afghans.

The jihadist group said in a statement on its Telegram channels that “fighters shot at Christian tourists and their Shiite companions with machine guns” in the mountainous city of Bamiyan on Friday.

The tour group was fired on while shopping in the bazaar in Bamiyan, around 180 kilometres (110 miles) from the capital Kabul.

The jihadists said they attacked a “bus of tourists who are citizens of coalition countries”, referring to a US-led coalition that has battled IS in the Middle East.

“The attack comes in line with the directives of the leaders of the Islamic State to target nationals of coalition countries wherever they may be,” the IS statement added.

The attack is believed to be the first deadly assault on foreign tourists since the Taliban returned to power in 2021 in a country where few nations have a diplomatic presence.


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