Daesh in Afghanistan

This item appears on page 20 of the September 2016 issue.

Daesh claimed responsibility for at least 80 people being killed and more than 200 being injured by a suicide bomber during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 23.

In that attack, at least one bomb was detonated among a gathering of Hazara, a minority group in Afghanistan that follows Shia Islam. According to an Afghani spokesperson, the bomb of a second suicide bomber failed to detonate, while a third suicide bomber was killed by security forces before he could activate his bomb.