Taliban say forces destroy Islamic State cell hours after Kabul blast

Taliban government forces destroyed an Islamic State cell in the north of Kabul late on Sunday, a spokesperson for the movement said, after a blast outside a mosque in the Afghan capital killed and wounded a number of civilians. There was no confirmation that the operation was directly connected with Sunday’s blast, which appeared to… Continue reading Taliban say forces destroy Islamic State cell hours after Kabul blast

Islamic State claims responsibility for Pakistan attack

Members of the Shiite Hazara community stand around the bodies of the 11 coal miners in the mountainous Machh area of Balochistan province, Pakistan. (Photo courtesy of AFP)

The Islamic State claimed credit for an attack in Baluchistan province early Sunday that killed 11 miners from Pakistan’s minority Shiite Hazaras. The incident occurred in the Mach area of the Bolan district, around 100 kilometers southeast of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan. The miners were kidnapped and driven to surrounding mountains before being blindfolded… Continue reading Islamic State claims responsibility for Pakistan attack

Multiple rockets hit US base in Afghanistan

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Five rockets were fired on Saturday at a major US facility in Afghanistan, but no one was hurt, according to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and provincial officials. According to Wahida Shahkar, a spokeswoman for the governor of northern Parwan province, the rockets hit Bagram Airfield. She added that 12 rockets were placed in a vehicle, five of… Continue reading Multiple rockets hit US base in Afghanistan