Today saw a suicide attack in Kabul that killed multiple US personnel. The Islamic State (as was predictable) has claimed the attack via an initial report issued on 'Amaq News' and then in an 'official statement' in the name of its 'Khorasan province'. This follows a typical pattern of Islamic State propaganda releases. The materials and translations are below.
Amaq News Agency
Up to [/around] 160 killed and wounded from the American forces and those cooperating with them in a martyrdom attack by the Islamic State near Kabul airport.
Photo of the martyrdom operative Abd al-Rahman al-Lughari who carried out the martyrdom operation near Kabul airport.
Afghanistan- Kabul- Amaq Agency: dozens in the ranks of the American forces and contractors cooperating with them were killed and wounded in a martyrdom explosive in the capital of Kabul.
And military sources said to 'Amaq' agency that a fighter from the Islamic State managed today to penetrate all the security fortifications that the American forces and the Taliban militia impose around the capital of Kabul. And he managed to reach a big gathering of the translators and those cooperating with the American army at the 'Baran camp' near Kabul airport, and from there he blew up his explosive belt in their midst, which resulted in the falling of up to [/around] 60 killed and the wounding of more than 100 with injuries, among them personnel from the Taliban.
And the same sources said that the person who carried out the attack managed to reach a distance of no less than 5 metres from the American forces that were overseeing the procedures of gathering the documents from hundreds of translators and those contracted with them, in preparation for their evacuation from the country: they confirmed the killing and wounding of more than 20 soldiers from the American forces.
It is to be noted that since more than a week the American forces have been conducting in partnership with the Taliban militia the procedures of evacuating hundreds of foreign employees and translators and spies who worked for the interest of the American army during the past years.
160 killed and wounded among the American forces and their spies in a martyrdom operation against a gathering of them in the periphery of Kabul airport.
Wilayat Khorasan: Thursday 17 Muharram 1443 AH
By granting of success from God Almighty, the martyrdom operative brother Abd al-Rahman al-Lughari (may God Almighty accept him) managed to penetrate the security checkpoints imposed by the Crusaders and apostates around Kabul airport, as he plunged into a great gathering of the American forces and the translators and the spies cooperating with them at the Baran camp in the periphery of Kabul airport. Then he detonated his explosive belt on them, which resulted in up to [/around] 160 killed and wounded, among them more than 20 personnel from the American forces, and praise be to God for His granting of success.
This is so and let the Crusaders and their agents know that the soldiers of the Caliphate will continue to fight them until God judges a matter that has been done.