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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?

The Islamic State’s Increasing Focus on India
March 30, 2020

The Islamic State’s Increasing Focus on India

By Saurav Sarkar
Amid religious polarization in India, Islamic State is renewing efforts to expand its presence in the country.

Afghan Officials Say 25 Killed in Kabul Attack on Sikhs
March 25, 2020

Afghan Officials Say 25 Killed in Kabul Attack on Sikhs

By Associated Press
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Islamic State’s Lingering Legacy in Afghanistan 
February 05, 2020

Islamic State’s Lingering Legacy in Afghanistan 

By Giuliano Battiston
“The defeat of Daesh is definitive,” says a district governor. But the group’s impact is still being felt on the ground.
Death of a Caliph: The Islamic State in Khorasan Province After al-Baghdadi
November 13, 2019

Death of a Caliph: The Islamic State in Khorasan Province After al-Baghdadi

By Saurav Sarkar
ISKP continues to pose a real threat to Afghanistan, despite al-Baghdadi’s death.

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