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Islamic State claims deadly Kabul attack, as US vows response

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The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Thursday’s deadly suicide attack in Kabul, as the United States vowed a response to the attacks which killed at least 12 service members.

The head of US Central Command vowed retaliation for the deadly attacks he blamed on “two suicide bombers assessed to have been ISIS fighters,” and said the military will “go after” the perpetrators of the attacks if they can be found.

“We are working very hard right now to determine attribution, to determine who is associated with this cowardly attack, and we’re prepared to take action against them,” General Kenneth McKenzie said.

He added that US forces were “prepared and ready to defend against” possible further IS attacks.

IS named one of the attackers as “Abdul Rahman al Loghari,” from Afghanistan’s Logar province. The terror group claimed he reached within 5 meters of US forces before detonating his explosives.

In a message shared on its Amaq News Agency, the group claimed the blast killed and wounded some 160, and included a photo of al Loghari.

The statement only........

© The Times of Israel

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