12 Islamic State Militants Killed in Afghanistan Airstrike

12 Islamic State Militants Killed in Afghanistan Airstrike

Kabul : Air attacks against the hardline Islamic State (IS) group in the eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday killed 12 armed militants and injured two others, a government official said. “Acting upon intelligence report, an unmanned plane of security forces targeted the hideouts of Islamic State group in parts of Achin district, Nangarhar province on Tuesday afternoon and as a

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Islamic State militants abduct, kill dozens of civilians in Afghanistan

Islamic State militants abduct, kill dozens of civilians in Afghanistan

Kabul : Suspected Islamic State fighters have rounded up dozens of civilians and executed them in a reprisal after police killed a militant commander in the remote Afghan province of Ghor, a provincial official said. The killings followed a militant attack on Tuesday near Feroz Koh, the capital of the central western province. “Afghan police killed a Daesh commander in

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Keralite ISIS suspects who migrated to Afghanistan used foreign funds : NIA

ISIS suspects who migrated to Afghanistan used foreign funds: NIA

Kochi : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the alleged ISIS link of the persons who went missing from the State in recent months suspect that they migrated using funds received from foreign sources. While interrogating Bihar-native Yasmin Ahmed, the only accused who has been arrested so far, the NIA got details of a UK-based couple who frequently sent online

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Islamic State Recruited 22 Keralites Who Were Moved to Caliphate in Afghanistan

Islamic State Recruited 22 Keralites Who Were Moved to Caliphate in Afghanistan

New Delhi : 22 Keralites accused of leaving India to join the Islamic State are learnt to have reached “the caliphate” in Afghanistan in the first week of July, said investigators who grilled the arrested IS sympathizer Yasmin Mohammed Zahid. 29-year-old Yasmin was arrested at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport while trying to exit India for Afghanistan on Aug. 1.

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Taliban, Islamic State Forge Informal Alliance in Eastern Afghanistan

Taliban, Islamic State Forge Informal Alliance in Eastern Afghanistan

Two insurgencies find common cause in battling U.S.-backed Afghan forces instead of each other Asadabad (Afghanistan) : Islamic State and the Taliban, after more than a year of fierce combat, have forged a patchwork cease-fire across much of eastern Afghanistan that has helped both insurgencies regroup and counter U.S.-backed efforts to dislodge them. Until several months ago, Islamic State fought

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Islamic State militants claim capture of U.S. weapons in Afghanistan

Islamic State militants claim capture of U.S. weapons in Afghanistan

Kabul : Militants linked to Islamic State have released photos that purport to show weapons and equipment that belonged to American soldiers and were captured by the group in eastern Afghanistan. The photos, which came to light on Saturday, show an American portable rocket launcher, radio, grenades and other gear not commonly used by Afghan troops, as well as close

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Hafiz Saeed leading Islamic State’s operations in Afghanistan?

Hafiz Saeed leading Islamic State’s operations in Afghanistan?

Kabul : Afghanistan has alleged that Hafiz Saeed, the chief of dreaded terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba, is leading Islamic State’s operations in the war-torn country. According to a report in the Voice of America, Afghan officials have told their Pakistani counterparts during a meeting that “currently former leader of Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT), Hafiz Saeed, is managing activities” of Islamic State in Afghanistan,

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Islamic State Suicide Bomber Kills 14 in Afghanistan : Two Indian Nationals Among Victims

Police and fire fighters are seen at the site of a blast in Kabul June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mirwais Harooni

Kabul : Two Indians were among 14 people, providing security to the Canadian embassy here, killed when a suicide bomber targeted their mini bus in the Afghan capital June 20, Indian and Afghan authorities said, while two other blasts claimed 10 more lives elsewhere in the country. Most of the other killed were Nepalese. Indian External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup

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