Islamic State claims suicide bombing targeting Afghan vice president

Reuters , Sunday 22 Jul 2018

Islamic State (IS) militant said on Sunday a suicide bomber targeted the Afghan vice president near Kabul airport, the group's Amaq news agency reported without providing evidence.

It said the bomber detonated his suicide jacket at a celebration held to receive the vice president, Abdul Rashid Dostum, but gave no further details.

Dostum narrowly escaped a suicide bomb attack at Kabul airport as he returned home on Sunday from more than a year in exile in Turkey over allegations of torturing and abusing a political rival. 

*This story has been edited by Ahram Online

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