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Remember Afghanistan’s Hazaras
May 06, 2022

Remember Afghanistan’s Hazaras

By Knox Thames
Can anything be done to help the Hazaras in Afghanistan? 

Islamic State in Afghanistan Looks to Recruit Regional Tajiks, Inflict Violence Against Tajikistan
April 29, 2022

Islamic State in Afghanistan Looks to Recruit Regional Tajiks, Inflict Violence Against Tajikistan

By Lucas Webber and Riccardo Valle
ISKP’s expanded media campaign seeks to recruit ethnic Tajik and nationals as well as incite militant violence against Tajikistan.
Afghan IS Group Claims Series of Bombings Targeting Shiites
April 23, 2022

Afghan IS Group Claims Series of Bombings Targeting Shiites

By Kathy Gannon
Since sweeping to power last August, the Taliban have been battling the upstart Islamic State affiliate known as Islamic State in Khorasan Province or IS-K.

Taliban Official: At Least 100 Casualties in Afghan Blast
October 08, 2021

Taliban Official: At Least 100 Casualties in Afghan Blast

By Samya Kullab and Tameem Akhgar
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast at a mosque packed with Shiites in Kunduz but the Islamic State has long targeted the community.

Islamic State Emerges From the Shadows as US Withdraws From Afghanistan
August 30, 2021

Islamic State Emerges From the Shadows as US Withdraws From Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
ISK, or ISIS-K, is not a new actor in Afghanistan. It has long been one of the most brutal. 

Kabul Airport Targeted by Suicide Blasts Amid Frantic Evacuation Efforts
August 27, 2021

Kabul Airport Targeted by Suicide Blasts Amid Frantic Evacuation Efforts

By Catherine Putz
Given the densely packed crowds outside the airport, casualties numbers are likely to rise as the situation develops further.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi’s Reported Remark Triggers a Storm
August 06, 2021

Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi’s Reported Remark Triggers a Storm

By Umair Jamal
The remark prompted Afghans to mock him for acting as the Taliban’s spokesperson.
School Bombing Latest Tragedy for Afghanistan’s Hazaras
May 27, 2021

School Bombing Latest Tragedy for Afghanistan’s Hazaras

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Afghanistan’s Hazaras have long been persecuted and over the last 20 years targeted in attacks of increasingly cruelty.

Attack on Afghan University Leaves 19 Dead, 22 Wounded
November 03, 2020

Attack on Afghan University Leaves 19 Dead, 22 Wounded

By Associated Press
It was the second attack on an educational institution in Kabul in as many weeks.

Could the Islamic State – Khorasan Province Be the Next Chapter of Global Terrorism?
September 24, 2020

Could the Islamic State – Khorasan Province Be the Next Chapter of Global Terrorism?

By Arian Sharifi
Peace between the Afghan government and the Taliban is not a silver bullet for peace in the region. ISKP poses a significant threat.

Islamic State’s India Dilemma
August 26, 2020

Islamic State’s India Dilemma

By Abdul Basit and Mohammed Sinan Siyech
What does the Nangarhar jailbreak tell us about the terror group’s recruitment in India?
The Islamic State Remains Alive in Afghanistan
April 27, 2020

The Islamic State Remains Alive in Afghanistan

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
In early April, Afghan forces captured the latest head of ISKP -- but will it matter?

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