At least eight people killed in armed attack in Afghanistan

At least eight people were killed in an armed attack in Khost province in eastern Afghanistan, 1TV News reported citing a statement by the local police.

At least eight people killed in armed attack in Afghanistan

It is reported that the attack occurred on Friday evening in Alisher County, with eight people killed, including a member of Hezb-e-Islami (Islamic Party of Afghanistan).

Responsibility for the attack has not yet been claimed by any of the groups operating in the country.

In Afghanistan, there is a confrontation between government forces and the militants of the radical Taliban movement, which had previously captured a significant territory in rural areas of the country and launched an attack on large cities. Also, the influence of the Islamic State terrorist group* has intensified in the country. 

* – Terrorist organization banned in Russia.

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