On Saturday, an explosion took place in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province, which resulted in the death of one person, and seven others sustained injuries. An investigation has been launched by the Taliban. Several reports claimed that the person who was killed during the blast was a member of the Taliban. Taliban convoy hit a roadside mine, resulting in the blast.
Despite the fact that no group has claimed responsibility for the incident, it is believed that an affiliate of the Islamic State (ISKP) is behind the blast. Taliban members have increased the security measures on the major roads within Jalalabad due to the increase in the number of attacks.
The headquarters of the terror group is located in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban has been at odds with the Islamic State since 2014. The ISKP group has claimed responsibility for several attacks against the Taliban, including the bombing outside the Kabul international airport that resulted in the death is 13 US personnel along with 169 Afghans.
Earlier, four Taliban members were killed inside a car by unidentified gunmen, believed to be from ISKP, on Thursday. Five people, including two Taliban members, lost their lives on Wednesday during an armed attack in Jalalabad. Three people were killed, and 19 people were injured during an explosion in Jalalabad earlier this month, and a bomb went off in a bus station in Jalalabad the next day.
Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesperson, stated that Islamic State had no effective presence in Afghanistan, however, the commanders have not dismissed the threat so lightly. It is believed that the ISKP has drawn several fighters from the Taliban or the Pakistani version of the Taliban (TTP).