ISKP Claims Responsibility for Suicide Bombing that Killed Senior Taliban Official

The Islamic State- Khorasan Province (ISKP) has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the city of Faizabad that killed Badakhshan deputy governor Nisar Ahmad Ahmadi and his driver.

Several other people were wounded by the blast, which was carried out by a suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) that rammed into Ahmadi’s car and detonated.

The attack comes months after an ISKP bombing killed Badakhshan provincial police chief Abdulhaq Abu Omar, along with two other Taliban fighters, in Faizabad on December 26, 2022.