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Islamic State Khorasan Brings War With Pakistan to Afghan Soil
December 08, 2022

Islamic State Khorasan Brings War With Pakistan to Afghan Soil

By Lucas Webber
In striking a Pakistani target in Taliban territory, ISKP is harming its two primary battlefield enemies at once.

Islamic State-Khorasan’s Transition Into a Transregional Threat
November 11, 2022

Islamic State-Khorasan’s Transition Into a Transregional Threat

By Atal Ahmadzai
Evidence suggests that ISKP’s tentacles have begun spreading across West, Central, and South Asia.
The Islamic State vs. Russia in Afghanistan
September 09, 2022

The Islamic State vs. Russia in Afghanistan

By Lucas Webber
The Islamic State movement -- including its Afghanistan iteration -- is vehemently anti-Russia in orientation, criticizing its foreign and domestic policies.

Islamic State Khorasan’s Expanded Vision in South and Central Asia
August 26, 2022

Islamic State Khorasan’s Expanded Vision in South and Central Asia

By Lucas Webber and Riccardo Valle
The expansion of ISKP propaganda outreach, recruitment, and fundraising efforts may have significant security implications for countries in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and possibly beyond. 

Can the Taliban Actually Prevent Attacks Launched From Afghan Soil?
July 07, 2022

Can the Taliban Actually Prevent Attacks Launched From Afghan Soil?

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban promised, again, that Afghan soil would not be used to threaten the security of neighboring countries a day after five rockets landed in an Uzbek border town.

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.

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