Ten policemen dead, four injured as Islamic State militants attack post in northern Iraq

Islamic State militants killed 10 Iraqi policemen and wounded four during an overnight attack on a guard post near the city of Kirkuk, police sources said on Sunday. Police sources said the attackers clashed for two hours with police stationed at a village in the town of Rashad, 30 km (18 miles) southwest of northern… Read More Ten policemen dead, four injured as Islamic State militants attack post in northern Iraq

Taliban says civilian casualties involved in U.S. drone strike in Kabul

A Taliban spokesman said a U.S. drone strike targeting a suspected suicide bomber in Kabul on Sunday resulted in civilian casualties, and condemned the United States for failing to inform the Taliban before ordering the strike. Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahidtold China’s state television CGTN on Monday that seven people were killed in the drone attack, describing… Read More Taliban says civilian casualties involved in U.S. drone strike in Kabul

U.S. forces intercept rockets fired at Kabul airport

U.S. anti-missile defences intercepted as many as five rockets that were fired at Kabul’s airport early on Monday morning, a U.S. official said, as the United States rushed to complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan to end its longest war. U.S. and allied forces are hurrying to evacuate their remaining citizens and at-risk Afghans before completing… Read More U.S. forces intercept rockets fired at Kabul airport

U.S. launches drone strike on suicide car bomber preparing to attack Kabul airport

A U.S. drone strike killed a suicide car bomber who Pentagon officials said was preparing to strike Kabul airport on Sunday, as American forces worked to complete a withdrawal that will end two decades of military involvement in Afghanistan. The strike was the second by the U.S. military since an Islamic State suicide bomb outside… Read More U.S. launches drone strike on suicide car bomber preparing to attack Kabul airport

Several dead, dozens injured following explosions at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport

Suicide bombers struck the crowded gates of Kabul airport with at least two explosions on Thursday, causing a bloodbath among civilians, killing four U.S. marines and effectively shutting down the Western airlift of Afghans desperate to flee. There was no complete death toll, but video images uploaded by Afghan journalists showed dozens of bodies of… Read More Several dead, dozens injured following explosions at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport

Islamic State claims responsibility for rocket attack on power station in Iraq

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on a power station in Iraq, the group’s Nasheer News said on its Telegram channel. Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity said on its Facebook page that Salah al-Din Power Station in the city of Samarra was targeted with Katyusha rockets, causing severe damage to parts of the generating… Read More Islamic State claims responsibility for rocket attack on power station in Iraq

Boko Haram fighters pledge allegiance to Islamic State in video

A group of fighters from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram pledged allegiance to rivals the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) weeks after the former group’s leader died, according to a video. The video fuels fears that ISWAP is consolidating control of the insurgency in northeastern Nigeria following the death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar… Read More Boko Haram fighters pledge allegiance to Islamic State in video

UK top court bars return of runaway schoolgirl who joined Islamic State

A UK-born woman who went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State should not be allowed to return to Britain to challenge the government taking away her citizenship, because she poses a security risk, Britain’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday. Shamima Begum left London in 2015 when she was 15 and went to… Read More UK top court bars return of runaway schoolgirl who joined Islamic State