Latest Islamic State group News

Ugandan military helicopter crashes in eastern Congo

Sep. 28, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Ugandan army spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the crash of one of the country’s military helicopters in eastern Congo. The spokesman, Felix Kulayigye, told The Associated Press “we are still waiting” for more details about the crash earlier this...

German charged with crimes against humanity, IS membership

Sep. 28, 2022 05:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German federal prosecutors said Wednesday they have charged a woman with crimes against humanity and aiding and abetting genocide for allegedly having joined the extremist Islamic State group in Syria where she had a Yazidi slave and committed other crimes. The...

India bans Muslim group for alleged terrorist activities

Sep. 28, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government banned a Muslim organization for five years, accusing it Wednesday of funding terrorist activities, providing armed training to its supporters and radicalizing people for anti-India activities. The ban followed the arrests and detentions of...

Taliban: Car bomb near Kabul mosque kills 7, wounds 41

Sep. 23, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bomb went off Friday as worshippers were leaving a Kabul mosque, killing at least seven people and wounding 41, including several children, a Taliban official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, the latest in a steady...

Germany: Teen arrested for alleged extremist attack plans

Sep. 22, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A teenager accused of planning an Islamist-motivated attack in Germany was arrested Thursday, the federal prosecutor's office said. The dual German-Kosovar citizen detained in the western town of Iserlohn allegedly was under the influence of an Islamic State group...

Taliban official: explosion kills 3 people in Afghan capital

Sep. 21, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An explosion in Afghanistan's capital has killed at least three people and wounded 13 others, a Taliban official said on Wednesday. According to Khalid Zadran, the Taliban-appointed spokesman for the Kabul police chief, the blast occurred in a restaurant in the...

6 men face trial over links to gunman in 2020 Vienna attack

Sep. 19, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Six men with alleged links to a sympathizer of the Islamic State group who carried out a deadly shooting in Vienna in 2020 will go on trial next month, a court in the Austrian capital said Monday. Four people were killed in the attack on Nov. 2, 2020, and the gunman...

Swiss court convicts woman of stabbing attack, IS ties

Sep. 19, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's federal criminal court on Monday convicted a Swiss-Italian woman of attempted murder and ties to the banned radical group Islamic State over the stabbing of two women in a department store. She was handed a nine-year prison sentence. The...

US-backed Syrian forces free women in 3-week raid of IS camp

Sep. 17, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters said Saturday they have concluded a 24-day sweep at a sprawling camp in northeast Syria housing tens of thousands of women and children linked to the Islamic State group. Dozens of extremists were detained and weapons were confiscated in...

Declassified report shows US predictions of IS group threat

Sep. 15, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials predicted two years ago that the Islamic State group would likely regain much of its former strength and global influence, particularly if American and other Western forces reduced their role in countering the extremist movement, according to a newly...