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Taliban, ISIS Claim Attacks Amid Pipeline Construction In Afghanistan

More than 20 Afghans were killed in the attacks.
Posted at 11:54 AM, Feb 24, 2018

More than 20 Afghans were killed in Islamist militant attacks and suicide bombings Saturday.

ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Kabul that killed three people and wounded several others.

The Taliban said it was behind a raid in the western province of Farah that killed at least 18 soldiers and captured a base there.

Two separate suicide bombings in Helmand province killed at least five people. Voice of America reports the Taliban claimed those attacks as well.

Those provinces will soon see a natural gas pipeline cut through the region, connecting Afghanistan to Turkmenistan, Pakistan and India. Construction on the pipeline in the region started a day before the attacks.