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What Is ISIS-K? The Terrorist Group That Claimed Responsibility For Kabul Airport Attack, Explained

Backpacks and belongings of Afghan people who were waiting to be evacuated are seen at the site of the Aug. 26 twin suicide bombs, which killed scores of people including 13 US troops, at Kabul airport on Aug. 27. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images)
Backpacks and belongings of Afghan people who were waiting to be evacuated are seen at the site of the Aug. 26 twin suicide bombs, which killed scores of people including 13 US troops, at Kabul airport on Aug. 27. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images)

Terrorist group ISIS-K claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed more than 170 people, including 13 U.S. service members, last week.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks with Andrew Mines of George Washington University’s program on extremism.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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