The November 2016 Kabul suicide bombing occurred on 21 November 2016. At least 32 people have been killed and above 80 were injured in a suicide bombing at a Kabul Shia mosque "Baqir-ul-Olum". People including women and children were commemorating Arba'een rituals. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province claimed responsibility for the attack. It was just one in a string of major attacks in Kabul during 2016, and the third to be claimed by ISIL.
|November 2016 Kabul suicide bombing|
|Part of War in Afghanistan|
|Location||Baqer-ul Ulom mosque, Kabul, Afghanistan|
|Date||21 November 2016 |
01:00 pm (UTC+04:30)
|Perpetrators||Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province|
|Motive||Sunni fundamentalism |
President Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the attack by calling the attack on the mosque an unforgivable and a major crime committed by the enemies of the country. He also further added that attacks on sacred and religious sites are a sign of clear enmity with Islam and the Afghan people.
On 10 January 2017, multiple bombings in Afghanistan occurred at government and tribal establishments during the renewed War in Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility for all but one of the attacks, which targeted a United Arab Emirates diplomatic mission. In total, at least 64 to at least 88 people were killed and at least 94 were wounded, with at least three attackers also being killed. Other attacks may have taken place.Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province (ISIL-KP; Arabic: الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام – ولاية خراسان, ad-Dawlah al-Islāmiyah fī 'l-ʿIrāq wa-sh-Shām – Wilayah Khorasan) is a branch of the militant Islamist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), active in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some media sources also use the terms ISK, ISISK, IS-KP, or ISIS-K in referring to the group. The Khorasan group's area of operations also includes other parts of South Asia, such as India where individuals have pledged allegiance to it. However its main activity is in the border region of eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.
ISIL announced the group's formation in January 2015 and appointed former Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan militant Hafiz Saeed Khan as its leader, with former Afghan Taliban commander Abdul Rauf Aliza appointed as deputy leader. Aliza was killed in a U.S. drone strike in February 2015, while Khan was killed in a U.S. airstrike in July 2016.List of terrorist attacks in Kabul
This is a list of terrorist attacks in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.List of terrorist incidents in November 2016
This is a timeline of terrorist incidents which took place in November 2016, including attacks by violent non-state actors for political motives.
Major insurgent attacks
|Timeline of events|
|Media of ISIL|