Islamic State beheads 10 Taliban militants in Afghanistan

Islamic State beheads 10 Taliban militants in Afghanistan

Kabul : The Islamic State (IS) group has beheaded 10 Taliban men in Afghanistan’s Jawzjan province. Islamic State militants besieged Aqbalaq village in Darzab district last week and arrested 10 Taliban militants. They were beheaded on Friday, Xinhua news agency cited local Daily Weesa as reporting on Sunday. Both the Taliban and IS militants have been fighting for consolidating positions

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Islamic State, Pakistani Taliban faction say kill three soldiers in Pakistan

Islamic State, Pakistani Taliban faction say kill three soldiers in Pakistan

Peshawar : Three Pakistani soldiers were killed in an ambush in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday, militants said, in an attack for which both Islamic State and a Pakistani Taliban faction claimed responsibility. Militants said they ambushed an unmarked vehicle ferrying soldiers on Sunday morning near the congested Daudzai area of Peshawar. Military sources confirmed the attack but

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Over 300 Islamic State terrorists arrested in Pakistan, confirms military

Over 300 Islamic State terrorists arrested in Pakistan, confirms military

Islamabad : The Pakistani military on Thursday said over 300 militants of the Islamic State (IS) militant group have been arrested, including a local leader. The IS leader for Pakistan Hafiz Omar and 309 of its members, including 25 foreigners having Afghan, Syrian and Iraqi nationalities, have been detained across the country, Xinhua news agency quoted Army spokesman Lt. General

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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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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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11 killed in Afghan attack on group fighting Islamic State

Afghan soldiers provide security outside of a checkpoint, in the Nazyan district in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, on March 10, 2012. Insurgent attacks in the region on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, have killed at least 11 people, including women in children.
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Kabul : Eleven people were killed and 22 injured, including four children, when a suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle in a remote eastern province, local officials said. Menadaar Sayar, a commander of a local militia fighting against adherents to the Islamic State group in Nangarhar province, said on Tuesday the bomber had targeted another militia commander named Dehqan, who

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