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NATO Denies ISIS Killed U.S. Military Commander In Kabul

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ISIS has claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack near the U.S. embassy in Kabul.

The Amaq news agency which is linked to the terror group claims that a U.S. military commander and 2 Afghan army officers were assassinated in the attack.ISIS

But the NATO-led Resolute Support mission later said no-one was killed in the attack, says Mirror:

A statement said: “There is no truth to any claims that a U.S. military commander was killed in today’s Kabul explosion, several ANA members were wounded only.”

Faredoon Obiadi, chief of the police’s criminal investigations department, says an army officer is one of two people wounded.

The Taliban have also claimed responsibility for the attack, which is said to have taken place near the US embassy and the Afghanistan’s national court in Masoud Square.

The extremist group claims it used a ‘sticky bomb’ to carry out the assassination.

‘Sticky bombs’ are magnetic explosive devices that stick to metal – often placed on the underside of cars .

Separately, authorities on Monday confirmed the Taliban have overrun a police headquarters in the Dahna-e-Ghori district in northern Baghlan province.

There was no immediate word on casualties in Baghlan. The Taliban are claiming they killed and captured “many” policemen.

The bomb is said to have been attached to a military vehicle before it was detonated.

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