Afghan official says car bomb wounds dozens of children in east

The wounded children were inside a nearby mosque studying the Quran. (File/AFP)
Updated 16 October 2019

Afghan official says car bomb wounds dozens of children in east

  • The attack in Alishing district wounded 20 children
  • It is still unclear whether the attack is a suicide bomb or not

KABUL: An Afghan official says that at least two security officers have been killed when a car bomb detonated near a district headquarters in eastern Laghman province.
Asadullah Dawlatzai, spokesman for the provincial governor, says that 26 people including 20 children and six security forces were wounded in Wednesday’s attack in Alishing district.
He says the wounded children were inside a nearby mosque where they were studying the Qur’an. He said it wasn’t clear yet if the attack was a suicide bombing or not, but the investigation is ongoing.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Laghman. Both Taliban and Daesh group are active in eastern Afghanistan and have claimed pervious attacks in the region.


Senior Daesh commander arrested in Ukraine

Updated 15 November 2019

Senior Daesh commander arrested in Ukraine

  • The Georgian national, known as Al-Bara Shishani, was previously deputy to top Daesh commander Omar Al-Shishani ("Omar the Chechen")
  • Al-Bara Shishani left Syria in 2016 for Turkey, where he "continued to coordinate" Daesh activities, the SBU said

KIEV: A senior leader of Daesh has been arrested in Ukraine after an operation conducted with the help of Georgian police and the CIA, the Ukrainian security services said Friday.
The Georgian national, known as Al-Bara Shishani, was previously deputy to top Daesh commander Omar Al-Shishani ("Omar the Chechen"), Ukraine's SBU security services said in a statement.
Omar Al-Shishani was the nom de guerre of a Georgian Chechen extremist who was killed in a US-coalition led strike in Syria in 2016.
Al-Bara Shishani left Syria in 2016 for Turkey, where he "continued to coordinate" Daesh activities, the SBU said.
He arrived illegally in Ukraine last year, using a false passport, and was arrested near his house in a Kiev suburb.
According to Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor, Al Bara Shishani was not however a high-ranking Daesh figure but "a simple fighter".
The Georgian security service gave his real name as Cezar Tokhosashvili and said he was wanted as "a member of a terrorist organisation".