ISIS just claimed responsibility for an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan today that left three U.S. service members injured.
Western Journalism reported that eight Afghan civilians were killed and 25 were injured as well as the members of the U.S. military. Navy Capt. Bill Salvin, a spokesman for the U.S.-led NATO mission in Afghanistan, said the three Americans “sustained non-life threatening wounds, are in stable condition, and are currently being treated at coalition medical facilities.”
The attack took place as a convoy traveled through a busy part of Kabul during morning rush hour. ISIS quickly released a statement saying a suicide bomber detonated a bomb-filled car as the convoy passed near the U.S. embassy.
One witness said he thought the target was an Afghan National Defense Security checkpoint.
“There are dead bodies lying on the road here, several are from the NDS,” the witness said. “Police are clearing the area and the city seems on high alert.”
“I condemn this morning’s utterly despicable attack in downtown Kabul. In recent days some have rejected violence and recognized that the only future for Afghanistan is through constructive dialogue and peace,” said U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens. “Unfortunately, there are those who refuse to allow Afghans their chance at peace, and instead insist on killing and maiming innocent civilians.”
Please keep the injured servicemen in your thoughts and prayers!