Some of the most recent deadly attacks claimed by IS


In the deadliest attack to hit the Afghan capital since 2001, a suicide bomber targeted a crowd of demonstrators in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 83 people and wounding another 231. The attack was later claimed by the Islamic State group. If the claim is proved correct, it will mark the first time the extremists have struck the Afghan capital.

Here are some of the deadliest recent strikes claimed by IS, or linked to the extremist group, around the world:

—July 23, 2016: A suicide bomber detonates his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators in the Afghan capital, killing at least 61 people and wounding 207.

—July 14, 2016: A truck plows through crowds of Bastille Day revelers in Nice, killing 84 people and wounding many others. IS claims the attack.

—July 3, 2016: An IS-claimed car bombing in the Iraqi capital’s Karradah district kills 292 people in the deadliest bombing since the Iraq war began 13 years ago.

—July 1, 2016: Men armed with knives, automatic rifles and bombs battled police before storming a popular restaurant in an upscale Dhaka neighborhood, taking 35 hostages for hours before killing 20 of them. IS claimed the attack.

—June 28, 2016: Three suicide bombers armed with assault rifles storm Istanbul’s international airport, killing 44 people and wounding nearly 150. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Turkish officials say they believe it was carried out by IS.

—June 27, 2016: An IS-affiliate carries out seven simultaneous attacks in Yemen’s southern port of Mukalla, killing 43 people, mostly intelligence and security troops.

—June 12, 2016: An armed gunmen who pledged allegiance to IS kills 49 people in a shooting rampage at a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

—May 23, 2016: A series of coordinated blasts strike across two Syrian cities, killing at least 80 people in the first major security breach of President Bashar Assad’s coastal strongholds in the country’s five-year war.

—March 22, 2016: Suicide attacks on the Brussels airport and subway kill 32 people and injure hundreds. The perpetrators have been closely linked to the group that carried out attacks in Paris some four months earlier.

— Nov. 13, 2015: Islamic State-linked extremists attack the Bataclan concert hall and other sites across Paris, killing 130 people.

—Nov. 12, 2015: Twin suicide bombings strike a southern Beirut suburb that’s a stronghold of the militant Shiite Hezbollah group, killing at least 43 people in one of the deadliest attacks in recent years in Lebanon. IS claimed the attack.

— June 26, 2015: An armed gunman attacks a beach resort in Sousse, Tunisia, killing 38 people, most of them British tourists, in one the deadliest terrorist attacks in the modern history of Tunisia. IS claimed the attack.

— March 18, 2015: Three militants attack the National Bardo Museum in the Tunisian capital, killing 22 people, mostly tourists. IS claimed the attack.

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