20 killed in Islamic State suicide bomb, gun attack on Kabul Shia mosque

20 killed in Islamic State suicide bomb, gun attack on Kabul Shia mosque

Gunmen stormed Imam Zaman mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul while worshippers were at Friday prayers. Kabul : A suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a Shia mosque in Kabul killed 20 people and wounded scores more Friday, officials said, the latest assault to highlight deteriorating security in Afghanistan. Gunshots and explosions could be

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Afghan Supreme Court attack

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Kabul : Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a suicide attack that killed at least 22 people outside Afghanistan’s Supreme Court. The bomber, identified as Abu Bakr Altajiki by the militant group, detonated an explosive belt as court employees were leaving work in downtown Kabul on Tuesday evening. “The apostates must know, starting with the tyrant judges, that their

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Six Afghan Red Cross workers killed by suspected Islamic State : officials

Islamic State suspected of killing six Afghan Red Cross workers

Mazar-I-Sharif ( Afghanistan) (Reuters) : Islamic State gunmen were suspected of killing at least six Afghan employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday as they carried supplies to areas in the north of the country hit by deadly snow storms, government officials said. Another two employees were unaccounted for after the attack in Afghanistan’s Jowzjan

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Afghans evicted from Pakistan could be recruited by Islamic State, aid agencies warn

Afghans evicted from Pakistan could be recruited by Islamic State

Kabul : Aid agencies in Afghanistan are worried that huge numbers of refugees sent back from Pakistan could be recruited by insurgents. The aid-dependent country’s leaders secured around $20 billion from Western countries until 2020 at the conference, with the European Union pledging $1.75 billion per year. However that aid followed Afghanistan agreeing to take back its citizens refused refugee

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Key Islamic State leader Saad Emarati ‘killed in Afghanistan’

Key Islamic State leader Saad Emarati 'killed in Afghanistan'

A key commander with the Islamic State militant group has been killed in a military operation in Nangarhar, Afghan security forces say. Nangarhar : Saad Emarati was one of the founders of the IS group’s Afghanistan-Pakistan branch, and led several attacks against the Taliban and the government. Afghan officials say he was one of about 120 suspected militants killed in

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Islamic State claim Afghan axeman on German train is start of attacks across Europe

ISIS claim Afghan axeman on German train is start of attacks across Europe

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a German train by an axe-wielding Afghan refugee, which left 19 wounded. Bavaria : Online news agency Amaq reported that the terror group was behind yesterday’s ‘lone wolf’ attack by a 17-year-old boy in southern Germany. The youngster was shot dead by police after going on the rampage on a train

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Afghan Experts Accuse Pakistan of Backing Islamic State Ops in Afghanistan

Afghan Experts Accuse Pakistan of Backing Islamic State Ops in Afghanistan

Pakistan is funding the Afghanistan-based terrorist activities of the regional Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch, Afghan political experts have declared, echoing a national security adviser for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Kabul : The experts claimed that Pakistan is also mobilizing the Taliban under the guise of ISIS, adding that other nations were coordinating with Pakistan in funding jihadist groups like ISIS,

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