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Islamic State Sees a Bloody Opportunity in the US-Taliban Deal
August 04, 2020

Islamic State Sees a Bloody Opportunity in the US-Taliban Deal

By Ahmad Shah Katawazai
With the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement, ISKP stands ready to inherit the role of violent spoiler.

29 Dead in Islamic State Attack on Afghan Prison
August 04, 2020

29 Dead in Islamic State Attack on Afghan Prison

By Associated Press
Afghan forces retook the prison in Jalalabad 24 hours after the initial attack.
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.

Afghan Officials: Gunmen Kill 32 at Largely Shiite Gathering in Kabul
March 07, 2020

Afghan Officials: Gunmen Kill 32 at Largely Shiite Gathering in Kabul

By Associated Press
The attack, claimed by Islamic State, was a stark reminder that the U.S.-Taliban peace deal did not mean an end to violence.

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.

Afghanistan's Terror Threat Is Much Bigger Than the Taliban
August 22, 2019

Afghanistan's Terror Threat Is Much Bigger Than the Taliban

By Saurav Sarkar
Even if peace is reached with the Taliban, terrorism will remain a serious problem in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Vows to Crush Militants After Deadly Wedding Attack by Islamic State
August 20, 2019

Afghanistan Vows to Crush Militants After Deadly Wedding Attack by Islamic State

By Rahim Faiez
“We will take revenge for every civilian drop of blood,” President Ghani vowed as Kabul mourns 63 dead.

How Islamic State Infiltrated Kabul University
August 12, 2019

How Islamic State Infiltrated Kabul University

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Expanding its reach, the Islamic State has aimed recruitment efforts at Afghan universities.
Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
May 30, 2019

Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
In recent weeks, high-level Russian security and intelligence officials have made trips to Dushanbe.

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