One day after a devastating explosion during a memorial ceremony in Badakhshan, where the deputy governor of the Taliban was present, the ISIS group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
ISIS has taken responsibility for the blast that took place at the Nabawi Mosque in Faiz-Abad on Friday, June 9.
During the previous day’s memorial ceremony for Mawlawi Nesar Ahmad, the deputy governor of the Taliban in Badakhshan, an explosion occurred, resulting in the death of 17 people, including Mawlawi Safiullah, the former security commander of the Taliban for Baghlan. Additionally, over 50 others were injured.
The ISIS group has described the explosion as a suicide attack.
Contradicting the casualty figures provided by ISIS, the Taliban group has announced that 11 people were killed and 30 others injured in the explosion.
The blast also caused the death and injury of several civilians.
Meanwhile, Salahuddin Rabbani, the leader of the Jamiat-e-Islami Party, stated on his Facebook page that the recent explosions in Badakhshan are the result of internal disagreements within the Taliban as they struggle to maintain power. He believes that attributing these incidents to ISIS is a mistake.
Mawlawi Nesar Ahmad, the deputy governor of the Taliban, was targeted and killed in an explosion in Faiz-Abad on Wednesday, June 6.
ISIS had also claimed responsibility for that attack.