The Amaq news agency, which is affiliated with the IS group, said the attacks were carried out by "a detachment of fighters from Islamic State". Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick confirmed police knew the identity of all three killers and Scotland Yard says it will release the terrorists' names "as soon as operationally possible".
Abdul Ahid Wali Zada, the Afghan police spokesperson, said the bomb was planted near the Jama Masjid, the grand mosque dating back to the 12th century in Herat city on Tuesday. The two countries have often accused each other of turning a blind eye to militants operating along their porous border. Afghan security forces say they are still investigating, but that the explosives used appear to have originated in Pakistan .
Mr Varadkar, who came out as gay in the run up to the 2015 same-sex marriage referendum, has been in charge of the welfare system. He beat his rival, housing minister Simon Coveney, with 60% of the votes, and will take over from former Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny in the coming weeks.
Spicer responded: "I said I have not had a discussion with him on the question". On Monday, the New York Times reported that Trump had begun blaming Sessions for the mounting troubles his administration has faced on a near-daily basis since he assumed office earlier this year.
A Georgia woman charged with leaking USA government secrets to a reporter shared sometimes scathing opinions on President Donald Trump before her arrest. The Intercept said some material was withheld at USA intelligence agencies' request because it wasn't "clearly in the public interest". She was arrested Saturday at her home in Augusta, Ga., but the case was not announced until Monday.
Police first said the slain girl was 6 months old, but later said she 18 months old. The manhunt for the grandmother - who was sent to a mental hospital after trying to kill the same daughter and a son 12 years ago when they were children - continued Monday evening.