June 16, 2018 / 3:50 PM / 6 months ago

Islamic State says carried out Afghanistan bombing - group's news agency

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State said on Saturday it carried out a suicide bombing targeting Taliban and Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan that killed at least 26 people, the group’s Amaq news agency said.

The agency said the attack targeted “a gathering of Afghan forces” in Nangarhar but gave no details.

An Afghan official said a car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, as soldiers and militants elsewhere in the country celebrated an unprecedented ceasefire.

Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Catherine Evans

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