Daesh says carried out Afghanistan bombing: group's news agency

Security forces block the main road leading to the site of a deadly suicide attack, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

CAIRO: Daesh (ISIS) Saturday said it carried out a suicide bombing targeting Taliban and Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan that killed at least 26 people, the group's Amaq news agency said.

The agency said the attack targeted "a gathering of Afghan forces" in Nangarhar but gave no details.

An Afghan official said a car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, as soldiers and militants elsewhere in the country celebrated an unprecedented ceasefire.





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