July 2018 Jalalabad suicide bombing

On 1 July 2018, a suicide bomber detonated in the center of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing 20 people, mainly Sikhs and Hindus, and injuring 20 others.[1]

July 2018 Jalalabad suicide bombing
Jalalabad (Afghanistan)
LocationJalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Date1 July 2018
Attack type
Suicide bombing
PerpetratorsIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province


The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it targeted Afghan Special Forces.[2] In a further statement they said that 60 Afghan soldiers and "polytheists" were killed and wounded in an operation in the city of Jalalabad.[3]


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