ISIL in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on Friday in the northern city of Kunduz.

Dozens of people were killed and others injured by the explosion inside a crowded Shia mosque during Friday prayers.

It’s the latest in a series of attacks by the group.

The violence poses a threat to the Taliban that promised to establish security that the former government couldn’t provide.

It also pledged to protect ethnic and religious minorities.

As it’s struggling to win international recognition, can the Taliban alone take on the threat of armed groups in the country?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan


Faiz Zaland, Professor of Political Science at Kabul University.

Michael Semple, Chair at the Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast.

Hashmat Moslih, independent Afghan analsyst

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