Islamic State Attacks TV Station in Afghanistan
Suicide Bomber Attacks Afghan Television Station.
The Wednesday attack killed at least six people and wounded 24.
This attack is the latest in a series on Afghan journalists and media in recent years. It also comes just a week after the leader of Islamic State in Afghanistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike.
The raid was carried out by four attackers, one of whom had detonated a suicide bomb at the entrance to the compound. Heavy gunfire could be heard from around the RTA building, which is close to the governor’s compound
“Islamic State fighters are currently carrying out an attack inside the state broadcasting building in the city of Jalalabad,” the movement’s AMAQ news agency said in a statement on instant messaging service Telegram.
The three others were killed by security forces in the gun battle.
The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee condemned the attack and said it was a violation of the rules of war that protect media as civilians.
The Taliban immediately denied responsibility.