Prosthetic Leg IED (Cavity Bomb) Used by Islamic State Khorasan Province (IS-K) Operative

Prosthetic Leg IED (Cavity Bomb) Used by Islamic State Khorasan Province (IS-K) Operative to Assassinate Taliban Official in Kabul, Afghanistan C/O Futures Terrorism Research Note Series Robert J. Bunker and Pamela Ligouri Bunker 18 August 2022


On Thursday 11 August 2022, an Islamic State Khorasan Province (IS-K) operative engaged in a suicide bombing which resulted in the assassination of the Taliban official Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani in Kabul, Afghanistan. The one-legged attacker detonated an IED (cavity bomb) secreted in a prosthetic leg which allowed him to circumvent Haqqani’s guards. This high value target had escaped earlier ISK assassination attempts. He was a vocal critic of that terrorist group which is a sworn enemy of both the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies.


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