By Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 11, 2022 The ultraradical Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) group is trying to undermine the Taliban’s hard-line rule by launching attacks on neighboring countries from Afghanistan, analysts say. In the latest attack, IS-K claimed that it had fire rockets on unspecified targets inside Tajikistan from the northern Afghan province of
8am: Mohammad Mohaqeq said the Taliban and the ISKP in Afghanistan are so intertwined that it is difficult for people to distinguish between the two. The remarks come as hundreds of people have been killed and injured in recent bloody attacks on religious and educational institutions, especially those affiliated with the Hazara religious and ethnic
Reuters: Islamic State claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on Saturday in the western Afghan city of Herat, it said in a post on Telegram on Sunday. Click here to read more (external link).
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi January 22, 2022 Seven Afghan civilians have been killed and nine injured in Herat city after a bomb attached to a packed minivan exploded. Sabet Herawi, a Taliban intelligence official in Herat Province, told RFE/RL that the cause of the explosion on January 22 was a magnetic mine attached to the vehicle’s
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 19, 2022 A Taliban commander and three other people were killed when a man opened fire on a vehicle in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar Province, a local Taliban official said on January 19. The incident occurred in the Narang district of Kunar, the Taliban director of information and culture in the
8am: Some Hizb ut-Tahrir members have been arrested by the Taliban’s Intelligence Department in Takhar province, according to local sources. “They were arrested on charges of membership to the Hizb ut-Tahrir party, preaching, and paving the ground for (ISKP) group,” a Taliban security source told Hasht-e Subh. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 25, 2021 The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has claimed responsibility for a blast that took place near the gate of a passport office in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on December 23. IS made the claim on December 25 in a statement posted on a Telegram account affiliated to the
The Strategist: So brutal is this Taliban war with IS-K that the hospital in Jalalabad, Nangarhar’s provincial capital, treated more casualties in November than it treated during the war between the Taliban, NATO and the Afghan government. Given that many of those being disappeared and murdered are not IS-K operatives, the Taliban’s campaign may only
Michael Hughes AOPNEWS November 17, 2021 The Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K) is active in every Afghan province because of the Taliban’s inability to stop them, the UN head of mission told the Security Council on Wednesday. “Another major negative development has been the Taliban’s inability to stem the expansion of the Islamic State Khorasan Province,”
Ayaz Gul VOA News November 2, 2021 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban say militants linked to a regional affiliate of Islamic State, known as Islamic State-Khorasan Province, carried out Tuesday’s assault on the country’s main military hospital in Kabul. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the raid on the capital’s Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan hospital in Wazir Akbar