Latest Islamic State group News

Taliban: Bomb blast kills 2 people in Shiite area of Kabul

Aug. 06, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb went off Saturday in a minority Shiite neighborhood of the Afghan capital, killing at least two people and wounding 22, a Taliban official said. According to Khalid Zadran, the Taliban-appointed spokesman for the Kabul police chief, the explosion occurred in...

Taliban say bomb kills 8 people in Shiite area of Kabul

Aug. 05, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb hidden in a cart went off on Friday near a mosque in a minority Shiite neighborhood of the Afghan capital, killing at least eight people and wounding 18, a Taliban official said. Also Friday, hundreds of Afghans — apparently organized by the Taliban —...

Iran holds mass funeral for Guard officers killed in Syria

Aug. 04, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mourners poured out onto the streets of Tehran on Thursday to pay their respects to several Iranian officers killed in Syria, a testament to the human cost of Iran’s involvement in the civil war and a public display of nationalist fervor as nuclear talks resume in Vienna. ...

2 police killed in clash with IS gunmen in Afghan capital

Aug. 03, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A gunbattle in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul left at least five people dead Wednesday, including two Taliban police and three Islamic State group gunmen, a Taliban official said. Khalid Zadran, the Taliban spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said police had...

US judge gives life term to Canadian ISIS propagandist

Jul. 30, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Canadian citizen who led propaganda efforts for the Islamic State group and personally executed two Syrian soldiers in widely circulated videos was sentenced to life in prison Friday by a U.S. judge. Prosecutors sought the life sentence for Mohammed...

Taliban say 2 died in Friday explosion at Kabul cricket game

Jul. 30, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Saturday raised the casualty toll from a hand grenade explosion during a cricket game in the capital of Kabul the previous day, saying two civilians at the stadium died from the blast. No one has so far claimed responsibility for the explosion but...

Kabul hospital says explosion at cricket game wounded 13

Jul. 29, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A grenade exploded on Friday during a cricket game in Kabul, wounding 13 spectators at the stadium, an emergency hospital in the Afghan capital said. The Italian-run Emergency Hospital in Kabul said on Twitter that 12 of the wounded were hospitalized while one...

German woman jailed for taking son to Syria to join IS

Jul. 26, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German woman was convicted Tuesday of membership in the Islamic State group and other offenses for traveling to Syria to join the organization with her young son. She was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. The Duesseldorf state court said Verena M., whose full name...

UN slams killings, rights abuses under Afghanistan's Taliban

Jul. 20, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hundreds of people have been killed in Afghanistan since the Taliban overran the country nearly a year ago, even though security on the whole has improved since then, the United Nations said in a report Wednesday. The United Nations Assistance Mission in...

UN experts: Terrorist threat remains high in conflict areas

Jul. 19, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts said Tuesday the threat from Islamic State extremists and al-Qaida remains high in conflict areas and neighboring countries and warned that those conflicts will “incubate” the capability for a terrorist operation elsewhere in the world unless they are...