Islamic State claims responsibility for string of deadly attacks across Afghanistan

An ambulance in Kabul drives to the scene of an explosion.
(Image credit: Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

In the last two weeks, the Islamic State's affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for four major terrorist attacks in the country, raising concerns that this is the beginning of a new, violent battle between ISIS and the Taliban.

The attacks included the bombings of a high school in Kabul and mosques in northern Afghanistan, targeting Shiite and Sufi Muslims, with data from hospitals suggesting at least 100 people were killed, The New York Times reports.

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