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While the IS affiliate's stronghold is in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, the branch has managed also to stage high-profile attacks in Kabul and other cities. The presence of battle-hardened Uzbek militants in the ranks also further worries ...
Hundreds of miles from Nangarhar, IS is attempting to establish a persistent presence in several northern provinces where it has found a fertile ground for attracting militants and recruiting unemployed youths, mostly between the age of 13 and 20.

The 22-year-old Baldridge was one of three soldiers who died of gunshot wounds on June 10 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
In Mosul, Iraq, hundreds of residents have been killed as US forces join Iraqi troops in the last stage of their assault on the ISIS-held city. In Yemen, the United States is increasing its direct involvement in the Saudi-led air war being waged ...
For tens of thousands of acres, there used to be farms clustered along the banks of the Nangarhar Canal, a monumental hydroelectric irrigation project completed in the 1960s, when Afghanistan was safe and liberal enough to form a regular stop on the ...
There was a time when Abdul Ghaffar did not have sufficient water to cultivate the amount of land he wanted because of the unpaved village irrigation canal. This is no longer the case and he is a happier farmer for it. "We cultivated less land because ...

At least 42 people were killed and more than 70 were wounded, including the chief and deputy chief of police for Nangarhar province.
Officials say the explosion appears to have happened in Sheshem Bagh area of Jalalabad city in Nangarhar province on Wednesday.
In this photograph, taken on June 16, 2017, Afghan Security Forces patrol during an operation against Daesh terrorists in the Tora Bora village of Pachir Aw Agam district in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. (By AFP). Unidentified gunmen have attacked ...
IS had taken the tunnel and cave complex in Nangarhar Province from the Taliban five days ago. The two militant groups are ... The "Tora Bora area of Pachiragam district is completely Daesh free," the Nangarhar governor's office said on June 20, using ...
And in eastern Nangarhar province - where both the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate are active - a judge died in a bombing.
JALALABAD, Afghanistan, June 20 (Xinhua) -- A judge was killed and three others, all civilians sustained injuries as a blast rocked an eastern Afghan city on Tuesday, according to a government official. The blast took place in eastern Nangarhar ...
As ISIS's power dwindles, the younger bin Laden is helping its parent organization return to infamy.
Afghan security officials patrolling an area after a suicide bomb blast that targeted a checkpoint run by the breakaway Taliban faction known as the Renouncers, ...
Khair Mohammad, a resident of Jalalabad, says no one bothered checking groups of armed men moving up and down the city. 'What type of government is this?
Afghan security forces are advancing toward the villages of Alif Khel and Meerkhany to push IS insurgents further back, the statement added.

Central: Nearly 2,200 people reportedly arrived in Kabul displaced from Baghlan and Nangarhar provinces. Over 5,000 people reportedly arrived in Wardak's capital Maydanshahr from neighbouring ... In Kunduz City, 159 displaced families received cash ...
Khair Mohammad, a resident of Jalalabad, says no one bothered checking groups of armed men moving up and down the city. 'What type of government is this?
The attack, claimed by the Taliban, began around 6:30 am (0200 GMT) when one bomber detonated a car packed with explosives at the gate of the police headquarters in Gardez city, capital of Paktia Province, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the ...
The two missing officials were working in Pakistan's Consulate General in Afghanistan's eastern troubled city of Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province, also known as the stronghold of Islamic State militants and Pakistani and Afghan ...
Two Pakistani diplomats based in a consulate office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad have been missing since June 16, when they set off by road back to their homeland, according to Pakistan's foreign office.
Beirut, Lebanon (3:15 P.M.) - The family of Afghan brick worker Zir Gul, who was reportedly killed by US fire in Nangarhar Province on Monday, are demanding punishment for US troops, speaking from their home on Friday.
The attack took place in the Afghan National Army 209th Corps headquarters at Camp Shaheen, in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
An Afghan farmer works on his field, on the outskirts of the village of Madakhel in northeastern Afghanistan, near the mountain region of Tora Bora on Dec. 28, 2001.
The Defense Ministry says the military operation against Daesh is ongoing in Pachir Aw Agam district in the southeast of Nangarhar province and security forces will soon reach to the Tora Bora region recently captured by the group. The security forces ...
28, 2001 file photo, an Afghan farmer works on his field, on the outskirts of the village of Madakhel in northeastern Afghanistan, near the mountain region of Tora Bora which is seen in the background.
An Afghan soldier during an attack by Islamic State militants in Nangarhar Province in May. In expelling the Taliban from Tora Bora, the extremists gain an easily defended base, an Afghan official said.
Nangarhar, reportedly forced some 7,000 people from their homes in four villages. Provincial ... Eastern: Over 950 members of displaced, vulnerable families were assisted in Nangarhar and Laghman provinces with food, emergency household items, hygiene ...
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) - From the third-story window of a barren government office building he now squats in as a refugee, Nasir Abdul is watching his city being destroyed. Nearly every day for the past three weeks, the Philippine military has ...
Marches against Islamic law being held in more than two dozen cities across the United States.More > ... A spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar province, Attahullah Khogyani, said in a statement that the attack took place in the Achin ...
After a grainy video of a traffic accident in the city of Zhumadian surfaced on Chinese social media this past week, the initial reaction was one of outrage directed at the more than 40 pedestrians and drivers who passed within meters of the woman, all ...
Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) - Two U.S. soldiers were killed Saturday when an Afghan Army solider opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan official said.
A spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar province, Attahullah Khogyani, said in a statement that the attack took place in the Achin district.
Authorities in eastern Afghanistan say a uniformed member of Afghan Special Forces turned his gun on U.S. military personnel, killing three of them and wounding one other.
According to Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar Province, an Afghan Army commando opened fire on the American soldiers in the Pekhe area of the district, and the attacker was killed by other soldiers at the scene.
The battles began Tuesday when IS fighters attacked Taliban positions in the Tora Bora mountains in the Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province that borders Pakistan. Locals, who see IS militants as a threat to their region, ... IS militants ...
Based on the initial reports that obtained from various sources indicates that approximately 103 families have been affected due to heavy rainfall since many days had been showering up, fortunate no major casualties were reported in Nangarhar but there ...
In April 2017, WFP Afghanistan Country Office piloted an mVAM Post-Distribution Monitoring (PDM) data collection activity by conducting phone interviews with returnee households in Jalalabad City who had received WFP assistance in over the past month.
Iranian authorities have also claimed that they have thwarted several planned "terrorist" operations in public places in Tehran and other cities. Last week, authorities in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar, where IS has reportedly been active ...
Western: The security situation has remained relatively calm, although 273 individuals were reportedly displaced to Hirat city from Badghis and Ghor and Shindand districts of Hirat province and 651 individuals arrived in Chaghcharan city, Ghor ...
Afghan police have foiled a gemstone smuggling bid in Nangarhar province and arrested three persons, the Interior Ministry announced on Monday.
He once headed activities in the cities. Qazi Saqib, a renowned religious scholar, ... They had already left the Jamaat ul Ahrar areas mainly in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar and Khost provinces, according to sources. A Jamaat ul Ahrar source told ...
The country had split into two, "the humanitarian landscape of frontiers and mountains, and the Soviet landscape of Kabul and the cities," writes Nunan. He graphically describes how "a vertebrate of Soviet power" was "challenged by cells of 'liberated ...
Kabul, June 5 (Xinhua) -- police have foiled a gemstone smuggling in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan and arrested three persons in the case, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here on Monday.
Eglin AFB - Before he deployed to Afghanistan on Feb. 11, Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar of the army's 7th Special Forces Group had a talk with his stepdaughter, Octavia Osborne.
New Delhi: Jagran Prakashan Group's music Broadcast Ltd (MBL), which runs FM brand Radio City, is looking to acquire local/smaller radio firms in places like Kolkata, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh after the three-year lock-in period under Phase 3 of ...
U.S.-led air strikes on Wednesday pushed Islamic State fighters back to the edges of the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani, which they had appeared set to seize after a three-week assault, local officials said.
"Today's blast follows several threat warnings to the German humanitarian aid group 'GIZ' and German assets in Kabul city recently," sources said, maintaining that many truck bombs have been interdicted en-route from Nangarhar to Kabul city over recent ...
A suicide car bomber detonated his explosives at a check point near the airport in Jalalabad city early Thursday, local officials said.


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