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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.

How the Rise of Islamic State Khorasan in Afghanistan Feeds Uyghur Militancy
February 17, 2022

How the Rise of Islamic State Khorasan in Afghanistan Feeds Uyghur Militancy

By Barbara Kelemen
As the Taliban courts China with nascent regulations on Uyghur militants, ISK is trying to capitalize by boosting recruitment of Uyghurs.

Is the Taliban’s Campaign Against the Islamic State Working?
February 10, 2022

Is the Taliban’s Campaign Against the Islamic State Working?

By Franz J. Marty
The Taliban claim to have defeated the self-declared Islamic State’s Afghan chapter, but exclusive information obtained by The Diplomat indicates that its success is not what it seems.

Afghan Taliban Turn Blind Eye to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan
January 06, 2022

Afghan Taliban Turn Blind Eye to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan

By Kathy Gannon
The Afghan Taliban have shown no signs of expelling TTP leaders or preventing them from carrying out attacks in Pakistan, even as Pakistan pushes a reluctant world to engage with Afghanistan's new rulers.

Why Is the Islamic State in Afghanistan’s Propaganda Targeting China?
October 26, 2021

Why Is the Islamic State in Afghanistan’s Propaganda Targeting China?

By Nodirbek Soliev
The Kunduz mosque bombing marked a potential shift in ISK’s stance toward China.
Can the Taliban Suppress the Potent Islamic State Threat?
October 12, 2021

Can the Taliban Suppress the Potent Islamic State Threat?

By Samya Kullab
In the past, Islamic State attacks in Afghanistan targeted the government and its Western allies. Now it's the Taliban, without allies, in control of the state.

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.
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.

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