ISI may be backing Islamic State in Afghanistan-Pakistan region

ISI may be backing Islamic State in Af-Pak region

New Delhi : As echoes of the Islamic State resonate with rising frequency in the sub-continent, the Indian security establishment faces a conundrum over the identity of the force driving this newest terror group on the map. One section is veering around to the view that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is behind the so-called terrorist group in the Af-Pak region.

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ISIS getting support, training from Pakistan, Afghanistan, says Syria’s top cleric

ISIS getting support, training from Pakistan, Afghanistan, says Syria's top cleric

New Delhi : Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, the Grand Mufti of Syria, has claimed that countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan were providing strategic and logistic support to the ISIS. In an exclusive interview with India Today’s Sanjay Bragta, Hassoun hailed India as Syria’s ‘all weather friend’ while claiming that ISIS fighters were being trained in the Tora Bora region of

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Afghanistan will be Islamic State’s graveyard, warns President Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan will be Islamic State's graveyard, warns President Ashraf Ghani

Kabul : Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday that the Islamic State group has been defeated in the eastern parts of the country, where it had taken over some remote districts. Speaking at the opening of parliament, Ghani said Afghan forces had dislodged IS loyalists from regions of Nangarhar province bordering Pakistan. “Afghanistan will be their graveyard,” he said

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Dozens Killed as Islamic State, Taliban Rivalry Heats Up in Afghanistan

Dozens Killed as Islamic State, Taliban Rivalry Heats Up in Afghanistan

Clashes between Taliban militants and loyalists of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Paktika province, Afghanistan, have left several people dead. Kabul : The Taliban and its rival ISIS have been engaged in turf battles across Afghanistan for months. However, some analysts believe the Taliban is more spread and established in Afghanistan. “Local residents said on Thursday that the clashes have

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Airstrikes destroy Islamic State radio station in eastern Afghanistan

Airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan destroy IS radio station

Kabul : An Islamic State radio station in eastern Afghanistan that has been on the air for several months has been destroyed in an airstrike, officials said Tuesday. “The Daesh FM radio station was destroyed in an attack by jets” on Monday, said Hazarat Husain Mashraqiwal, police spokesman for Nangarhar province. Daesh is an alternative acronym for Islamic State. The

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U.S. Expands Missions Against Islamic State in Afghanistan

U.S. Expands Missions Against Islamic State in Afghanistan

Kabul (Afghanistan) : The United States has reportedly conducted nearly a dozen operations in the past three weeks against jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch in Afghanistan known as the Khorasan Province (ISIL-K), a testament to the U.S. military’s ongoing combat mission in the country. In December 2014, President Obama, who escalated the U.S. military footprint in Afghanistan

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Islamic State claims suicide attack on Pakistani consulate in Afghan city

Islamic State claims suicide attack on Pakistani consulate in Afghan city

Jalalabad (Afghanistan) : Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on the Pakistani consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, stoking fears over the spread of the ultra-radical movement in Afghanistan. Afghan officials said all three attackers and at least seven members of the security forces died during the attack by the Islamic States, which hitherto

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