IS Attack On Afghan TV Station

Added On May 18, 2017

The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for the attack on an Afghan state-run television station on Wednesday.

The attack in Jalalabad city, capital of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, left four people dead, including three attackers.

Local government confirmed 16 people, including security personnel and employees at the television station, were injured in the incident.
But IS tweeted that 30 security personnel and journalists were killed in the attack.

The claim was later denied by provincial government, who said only one employee of the television station had been killed and the others injured.
The attack took place amid government forces' operations against IS strongholds in Nangarhar Province.