18 May 2017

News Story: IS outfit claims responsibility for attack on Afghan TV station

KABUL, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The hardliner Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for the attack on the state-run television station in Jalalabad city, capital of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province.

The attack on Wednesday left four persons including three attackers dead and 16 others injured.

The extremist group, which emerged in the mountainous area of Nangarhar province more than two years ago, has been fighting the government to strengthen its foothold.

It claimed in its twitter account hours after the attack that 30 security personnel and journalists were killed in the attack conducted Wednesday morning.

Read the full story at Xinhua