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Uganda investigating Islamist link to bombing after IS responsibility claim

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) -Uganda said on Monday it was investigating whether fighters allied with the militant group Islamic State (IS) had carried out a bombing in Kampala on…

IS claims responsibility for bomb attack in Uganda

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic state claimed responsibility for a bomb attack that killed at least one person in Uganda's capital Kampala on Saturday night, the militant group said in a…

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in Congo

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a village this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a statement published on Friday on its…

Islamic State claims responsibility for mosque attack in Afghan city of Kandahar -statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bomber attack at a Shi'ite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar which left dozens killed and injured, a…

Nigerian general says leader of Islamic State West Africa is dead

By Felix Onuah and Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) -Nigeria's top general said on Thursday that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, leader of the insurgent group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), was…

Iraqi forces capture senior Islamic State leader, PM says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) -Iraqi security forces have captured a senior member of the Islamic State group who was a deputy to slain leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and oversaw its finances, Iraqi…

Taliban say four Islamic State members captured near Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) -Taliban forces raided an area west of Kabul and captured four members of an Islamic State cell, the movement's main spokesman said on Wednesday. The raid, in Paghman…

The Curious Case of Pakistan, China, TTP and BRI

On 1st October Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan broke all hell loose when on the Turkish government-run TV channel, TRT World, he disclosed that the Pakistani government is in secret…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Islamic state claims responsibility for Kabul blast

(Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Monday for an explosion in Kabul the previous day, the group's Amaq news agency said on Telegram. A blast killed several civilians at…

Boko Haram moves into north-central Nigeria in apparent expansion – officials

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Boko Haram insurgents have taken over multiple communities in Nigeria's north-central Niger state, offering villagers money and incorporating them in their ranks to fight the government,…

Iraqis to vote in ballot marked by growing social and political fractures

By John Davison and Ahmed Rasheed NASSIRIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Elections in Iraq next month are being held early in response to mass protests against the government in 2019, but…

Islamic State uses Taliban’s own tactics to attack Afghanistan’s new rulers

By Alasdair Pal and Jibran Ahmed (Reuters) - A little more than a month after toppling the Western-backed government in Kabul, Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers are facing internal enemies who…