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IS claims bombing attack on a TV station bus that killed 2

Added 05-31-20 04:03:01am EST - “The Islamic State group took responsibility Sunday for a roadside bomb attack against a bus belonging to a local TV station that killed two employees.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “IS claims bombing attack on a TV station bus that killed 2”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Islamic State group took responsibility Sunday for a roadside bomb attack against a bus belonging to a local TV station that killed two employees.

Marwa Amini, the deputy spokeswoman for the Afghan interior ministry, said four other station employees were wounded in Saturday afternoon’s attack in Kabul.

In a statement on an IS-affiliate website, the group said the attack was against a bus carrying employees of Khurshid TV, a station it described as “loyal to the Afghan apostate government.”

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Both the Taliban and the Islamic State are active in the area, but IS has claimed the recent attacks on civilian targets while the Taliban has taken responsibility for military targets. IS has been increasingly active in Afghanistan after suffering battlefield losses to government and U.S. forces, as well as its Taliban rivals.

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