The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a minibus in the Afghan capital Kabul that killed a journalist and wounded four others.
The attack happened on Saturday in Kabul’s Dasht-e-Barchi suburb, an area dominated by members of the mostly Shiite Hazara community, which for years has been the target of violence by IS.
Islamic State-Khorasan, the local branch of the jihadist group, claimed the attack in a statement on its Telegram channels.
Hamid Seighani, a well-known Afghan journalist who worked for the Ariana News television network, died in the blast.
IS-K boasted it had killed and injured “20 Shiite apostates” including a journalist, saying it had placed bombs on buses.
Since the Taliban returned to power on August 15, dozens of bombs have been set off in eastern Nangarhar province — a hotbed of IS activity — but Kabul has largely escaped such violence.
However, IS fighters on November 2 raided the city’s National Military Hospital, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 50 others.