Eight dead, several injured following bomb blast in Kabul

A bomb blast in a busy shopping street in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least eight people and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said. The bomb exploded in a western district of the city where members of the minority Shi’ite Muslim community regularly meet. Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim militant group, claimed… Read More Eight dead, several injured following bomb blast in Kabul

Islamic State confirms death of its leader Abu Ibrahim Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi, names Abu Al-Hassan Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi as successor

Islamic State confirmed on Thursday the death of its leader Abu Ibrahim Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi and its spokesperson Abu Hamza Al-Quraishi, and announced Abu Al-Hassan Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi as its new chief. Quraishi, a religious scholar and soldier in former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s army who led IS from the shadows for a little over two years,… Read More Islamic State confirms death of its leader Abu Ibrahim Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi, names Abu Al-Hassan Al-hashemi Al-Quraishi as successor

Dozens dead, injured following suicide bombing at Shi’ite mosque in northwestern Pakistan

A suicide bombing at a Shi’ite Muslim mosque during Friday prayers in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar killed at least 58 people and injured nearly 200, hospital officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement, which would make it one of the biggest attacks carried out by the group inside… Read More Dozens dead, injured following suicide bombing at Shi’ite mosque in northwestern Pakistan

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo launch joint military operation against Islamist insurgent groups

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo have carried out a joint military operation to counter increased attacks by Islamist insurgent groups in parts of West Africa, Burkinabe Security Minister Maxime Kone said on Tuesday. Over 5,700 troops were deployed in the borderlands between Burkina Faso and the other three countries under a security cooperation… Read More Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo launch joint military operation against Islamist insurgent groups

Three dead, dozens injured following suicide bombings in Ugandan capital of Kampala

Islamic State claimed an attack in the heart of Uganda’s capital on Tuesday after three suicide bombers killed three people and sent members of parliament running for cover, in the latest in a wave of bombings. The blasts in Kampala, which forced the evacuation of parliament, shocked a nation known as a bulwark against violent… Read More Three dead, dozens injured following suicide bombings in Ugandan capital of Kampala

Eleven dead as Islamic State militants attack village in eastern Iraq

Islamic State militants killed 11 people including a woman on Tuesday in an attack on a village in Diyala province, east of Iraq, the country’s Joint Operations Command said in a statement. The attack that targeted “defenseless civilians” in the village of Al-Hawasha, near the town of Muqdadiya, injured others, it added. Security and medical… Read More Eleven dead as Islamic State militants attack village in eastern Iraq

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