On June 6, the acting governor of Badakhshan, Nisar Ahmad Ahmadi, has been assassinated in a car bombing in the provincial capital of Faizabad, northeastern Afghanistan. ISIS claims that the attack was carried out remotely, a car stuffed with explosives was detonated without anyone physically in the vehicle, resulting in the death of Ahmadi and left six people wounded. This marks the first known attack on a Taliban official in the country in several weeks.
ISIS later claimed responsibility for the bombing through their Telegram account, stating that their fighters successfully targeted the deputy governor's car. While security has improved since the Taliban assumed control of Afghanistan in August 2021, putting an end to their decades-long conflict with US-backed forces, the presence of ISIL remains a threat. The armed rebellion by the Taliban resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives during the years of fighting.