On Saturday, sticky bomb attacks claimed by Islamic State killed seven people in Kabul. Six died in the first attack in the Afghan capital, including two animators, a colleague has said.
According to film director Sahra Karimi, Tayiba Musavi (pictured top, left) and Fatima Mohammadi, who worked for the Afghan Film Organization, were among the dead; their bodies have been identified by their families. Karimi tweeted that the pair were animators working on an animated film for children.
The attacks happened in a mostly Shiite neighborhood of west Kabul. In a statement, Afghanistan’s IS affiliate said its members used sticky bombs — explosive devices that attach to vehicles — to blow up two minivans transporting “disbeliever Shiites.”