Latest Islamic State group News

Moscow-bound EgyptAir flight returns after threat message

Oct. 27, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Moscow-bound EgyptAir flight returned to the Egyptian capital shortly after takeoff Wednesday after a threatening message was found onboard, authorities said. A statement by Egypt’s flagship airline said flight MS79 had returned safely to Cairo...

Gunmen kill 4 Pakistani police near border with Afghanistan

Oct. 27, 2021 05:29 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Unidentified gunmen attacked a police patrol overnight in northwest Pakistan, killing four before fleeing the scene, a police official said Wednesday. No group claimed responsibility for the attack in Lakki Marwat, a town in the Khyber...

Iraqi officials: 11 killed in IS attack northeast of Baghdad

Oct. 26, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

Baghdad (AP) — Gunmen from the Islamic State extremist group attacked a village northeast of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 11 civilians and wounding six others, Iraqi security officials said. The officials said the attack occurred in the predominantly Shiite...

Uganda police investigate bus explosion that killed 1 person

Oct. 25, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police are investigating an explosion on a long-distance bus that killed one person Monday, the second fatal blast in less than 48 hours in the East African country. The bus was traveling from the capital, Kampala, to the western part of...

German court sentences IS woman to 10 years in prison

Oct. 25, 2021 05:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German convert to Islam was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday on charges that, as a member of the extremist Islamic State group in Iraq, she allowed a 5-year-old Yazidi girl she and her husband kept as a slave to die of thirst in the hot sun. The...

Roadside bombing targets Taliban, kills Afghan civilians

Oct. 23, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing targeting a Taliban vehicle in eastern Afghanistan killed at least two civilians Saturday, including a child, Taliban and health officials said. Four others were wounded. Two bombs detonated as a Taliban vehicle was passing...

Russian, Tajik troops hold joint drills near Afghan border

Oct. 22, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

MOMIRAK FIRING RANGE, Tajikistan (AP) — Russian and Tajik troops conducted joint drills Friday near Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan, as part of efforts to prepare for possible security threats issuing from Afghanistan. The exercises at the Momirak firing range...

Nigerian official says new leader of IS-linked group killed

Oct. 22, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security forces have killed the new leader of an Islamic State-linked extremist group blamed for killing hundreds in Nigeria and neighboring West African countries, a senior security official said on Friday. Nigeria’s national security...

Pakistan's FM says country will boost trade with Afghanistan

Oct. 21, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister on Thursday said his country will keep its border with Afghanistan open around the clock to support bilateral trade and the new Taliban-led government. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the announcement...

UK police charge 25-year-old man with lawmaker's murder

Oct. 21, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police charged a 25-year-old man Thursday with the murder of a Conservative lawmaker, alleging that the killing was an act of terrorism by a supporter of the Islamic State group. Prosecutors said Ali Harbi Ali, a man from London with Somali...