Isis claims responsibility for suicide attack on house of Afghanistan lawmaker

Isis claims responsibility for suicide attack on house of Afghanistan lawmaker

Afghan security forces attended the scene (Stock image)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on the house of a member of Parliament in Afghanistan.

The two attackers were both killed in the incident in Jalalabad as well as two security guards, according to Reuters.

The house belonged to deputy parliament speaker Zahir Qadir, who is also part of a prominent political family. His family are firm opponents of both Isis and the Taliban.

The guards died due to one of the attackers triggering a suicide vest but the second attacker was shot dead immediately after this.

Isis' Amaq News Agency claims one of its members was involved in the attack.

Two years ago militia fighters who were loyal to Qadir beheaded four Isis militants and put the heads on the side of a road for display.

The reason for this was said to be revenge as four militia members were also beheaded.

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