Latest Islamic State group News

Austin: Al-Qaida could regroup in Afghanistan in 2 years

Jun. 17, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An extremist group like al-Qaida may be able to regenerate in Afghanistan and pose a threat to the U.S. homeland within two years of the American military's withdrawal from the country, the Pentagon's top leaders said Thursday. It was the most specific...

Militants kill soldier near airport in southwestern Pakistan

Jun. 17, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Suspected militants opened fire on troops at a security post near an airport in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing a soldier before fleeing the scene, the military said. The attack happened in the Turbat district in Baluchistan province,...

German woman convicted of joining IS, holding Yazidi slaves

Jun. 16, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German-Algerian woman was convicted Wednesday of membership in the Islamic State group and of holding Yazidi women as slaves in Syria after she traveled there as a teenager. She was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison. The state court in Duesseldorf...

Attacks target polio teams in east Afghanistan, 5 killed

Jun. 15, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen on Tuesday targeted an anti-polio drive in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least five members of two vaccination teams in separate attacks, officials said. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks that took...

Afghan IS group claims sticky bomb attacks in western Kabul

Jun. 13, 2021 03:42 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for bombing two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital that killed seven people. Among the dead were two employees of Afghanistan's state-run film company, a colleague said Sunday. ...

Afghan official: bombs hit 2 minivans in Kabul, 7 dead

Jun. 12, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Separate bombs hit two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital Saturday, killing at least seven people and wounding six others, the Interior Ministry said. The attacks targeted minivans on the same road about 2 kilometers...

Afghan Hazaras being killed at school, play, even at birth

Jun. 11, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Just running errands in the mainly Hazara neighborhoods of west Kabul can be dangerous. One day last week, Adila Khiari and her two daughters went out to buy new curtains. Soon after, her son heard that a minibus had been bombed — the fourth to be blown up in...

Dreams of Hazara children snuffed out in attack on school

Jun. 11, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — For the past four years, since she was 14, the notebook was always within her reach. Shukria Ahmadi titled it “Beautiful Sentences” and put everything in it. Poetry that she liked — sometimes a single line, sometimes long verses. Her drawings, like one of a...

Opposition accuses German govt of impeding 2016 attack probe

Jun. 11, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Opposition parties accused the German government Friday of hampering the work of a parliamentary investigation into a 2016 truck attack in which an Islamist extremist killed 12 people and injured dozens more at Christmas market in Berlin. A cross-party...

Islamic State claims killing deminers in north Afghanistan

Jun. 10, 2021 05:14 AM EDT

KABUL,Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic state affiliate has claimed a horrific attack this week that killed 10 workers of the HALO Trust de-mining organization and wounded 16 others in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province. The statement issued late on Wednesday said IS...