“A message signed with blood to the nation of the cross” operation – screenshot of a video released by the IS in 2015 showing IS members beheading 21 Coptic Christians in Libya
CAIRO – 24 November 2017: Nangarhar province in Afghanistan witnessed on Thursday a suicide bombing in Jalalabad, besides an execution of fifteen Islamic State (IS) terrorist group fighters by other group members according to an Afghan official.
Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province said Thursday that the IS beheaded 15 of its own members, following infighting in the group, Reuters reported. IS did not yet confirm the news.
At least eight people were killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a meeting of supporters of a police commander, according to Reuters.
In the same day, a motorcycle-borne improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated next to a patrol in the capital, Kabul, injuring three Georgian military personnel serving with the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, Reuters reported.
In January 2015, IS announced establishing the Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K).
Swearing allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, former Afghan Taliban commander Abdul Rauf Aliza was appointed as deputy leader of the ISIS-K. A month later, Aliza was reported killed in a U.S. aerial strike.
IS has been known, since they gained global prominence, for targeting military personnel, and sectarian minorities.