Iraqi forces capture Islamic State finance chief Sami Jasim

Iraq has captured Sami Jasim, a high-ranking member of Islamic State in charge of the group’s finance and a deputy of slain leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said on Twitter on Monday. “While our [Iraqi security forces] heroes focused on securing the elections, their [Iraqi national intelligence services] colleagues were conducting a… Read More Iraqi forces capture Islamic State finance chief Sami Jasim

Several dead, injured following blast at mosque in northeastern Afghanistan

A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunduz province on Friday, killing scores of worshippers in the country’s third attack this week on a religious institution. Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack that state-run Bakhtar news agency said had killed 46 people and wounded 143. Two health officials said the death toll… Read More Several dead, injured following blast at mosque in northeastern Afghanistan

Taliban forces destroy Islamic State cell following Kabul bomb blast

Taliban government forces destroyed an Islamic State cell in the north of Kabul late on Sunday in a prolonged assault that broke the calm of a normally quiet area of the capital with hours of explosions and gunfire, officials and local residents said. With Afghanistan’s economy close to collapse and large areas of the country… Read More Taliban forces destroy Islamic State cell following Kabul bomb blast

Several dead following explosion at mosque in Afghan capital of Kabul

A blast killed several civilians at a mosque in Kabul where people were holding prayers for the mother of the Taliban’s spokesperson, officials in the movement said on Sunday, and gunfire was later reported on the outskirts of the city. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, apparently the most serious in the Afghan capital… Read More Several dead following explosion at mosque in Afghan capital of Kabul

International Criminal Court prosecutor seeks approval to resume Afghan war crimes investigation

The International Criminal Court prosecutor on Monday said he was seeking approval to resume a war crimes investigation of Afghanistan, focusing on the actions of the Taliban and the Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) militia. A statement said the request was being made to the court’s judges in light of developments since the Taliban militants seized… Read More International Criminal Court prosecutor seeks approval to resume Afghan war crimes investigation

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