Afghanistan: Surge in Islamic State Attacks on Shia

The Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP), an armed group affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS), is carrying out bombings and other targeted attacks against Afghanistan’s Shia religious minority that amount to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said today. The group has also carried out other mass casualty attacks, including the August 29, 2021, suicide bombing at Kabul’s airport that killed 170 Afghans, mostly civilians.