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Six Afghan worshipers killed in Daesh rocket attack

31 October 2015 15:15


At least six people have lost their lives and four others sustained injuries in a mortar attack by members of the Takfiri Daesh militant group against a mosque in Afghanistan’s troubled eastern province of Nangarhar.

Haji Ghalib, the governor of the Achin district in the province, said on Saturday that Daesh extremists fired a number of projectiles at a police station in the area, one of which landed on the mosque as dozens of people were performing Friday prayers.

On October 5, Ghalib warned that Takfiri Daesh militants are planning to launch attacks against a number of towns in Nangarhar Province. He said that the extremists are currently in a defensive mode, and sporadically engage in exchanges of gunfire with Afghan security forces.

Nangarhar has been witnessing a rise in the number of Daesh terrorists in some of its districts in recent months.

On June 16, the Afghan Taliban militant group warned Daesh ringleader Ibrahim al-Samarrai aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi against “waging a parallel insurgency in Afghanistan.”

Taliban asked the Daesh leader to keep his men out of Afghanistan by withdrawing his support for those elements that are recruiting young militants for Daesh in Taliban strongholds.

Afghanistan is gripped by insecurity 14 years after the United States and its allies attacked the country in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. Although the attack overthrew the Taliban, many areas across Afghanistan still face violence and insecurity.

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