Eight civilians dead as IS hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan

May 03, 2017, 7:41 AM EDT
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Jihadist outfit Islamic State launched a suicide attack on a convoy of NATO mission in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least eight civilians and injuring 25 others, including three U.S. service members on Wednesday.

The strike, highlighting the precarious state of security in Afghanistan, is the latest in a series of assaults carried out by IS militants, who have been functional in the country since 2015, writes the BBC.

Last week, the Taliban issued a warning that it will target foreign forces deployed in Afghanistan as part of its “spring offensive,” notes Reuters.

The attack comes on the heels of a U.N. report, which revealed that Kabul province suffered the highest number of civilian casualties due to terror attacks in the first quarter of the year, reports Al Jazeera.