Skip to comments.Islamic State Attacks Save the Children Charity in Afghanistan
Posted on 01/27/2018 6:33:47 PM PST by marshmallow
KABUL Islamic State gunmen stormed the offices of a British charity in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday morning, killing three people and wounding at least 20, officials said. The attack came as the country was still reeling from an even deadlier assault on an international hotel in Kabul on Saturday night that left at least 22 people dead.
The toll could have been much higher in the course of the nine-hour gun battle between the militants and soldiers, but it appears that staff of the Save the Children charity were able to hide in a safe room and remain undiscovered.
The attack was claimed by the local affiliate of the Islamic State and began with a car bomb detonated outside Save the Childrens building. At least three gunmen then stormed the premises, sparking a battle that lasted until nightfall. Two of the dead were guards for the charity, which is located on a street near several other aid groups.
It was after the battle, as the soldiers searched the offices, that they discovered some 40 people, including women, hiding in the safe room.
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Just whadda ya expect? Obama’s war.
Has somebody notified Hussein and obtained a statement?
I wonder how they distinguish between the Taliban and the Islamic State? They’ve both been busy attacking in Afghanistan the last few days.
why did you post this in religion and not news forum?
Just muslims being muslims.
Face it Islam is based on preying on the weak and down trodden.
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