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At least 31 people killed, 87 others injured in four blasts across Afghanistan

Dozens of people have been killed or injured in four explosions across Afghanistan on Thursday, local officials said. The first explosion tore through a Shia mosque in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. At least 31 people were killed, and 87 were wounded, reports said. The Islamic State group (IS) admitted carrying out the attack. The Taliban […]

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At least 129 killed in days of prison break clashes in Syria

Intense fighting is taking place in north-eastern Syria after Islamic State (IS) fighters tried to break inmates out of a Kurdish-run prison. Kurdish-led forces backed by US air strikes have been battling militants in the city of Hasaka since Thursday. The assault on Ghwayran prison is one of the group’s most ambitious since its defeat […]

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Syria: At least 14 killed in deadly bomb attack on military bus in central Damascus

A bomb attack on a military bus in central Damascus has killed 14 people, Syrian state media say. Two explosive devices attached to the vehicle blew up as it passed under Jisr al-Rais bridge during the morning rush hour, Sana news agency reported. Although Syria has been embroiled in civil war for a decade, such […]

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Sami Jasim al-Jaburi: Iraq captures Islamic State’s financial chief who has $5 million US bounty on his head

Iraq claims to have captured the jihadist group Islamic State’s financial chief in an operation outside its borders. Sami Jasim al-Jaburi was arrested in a “complex external operation” by the Iraqi National Intelligence Service, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi tweeted. He added that Mr Jasim, also known as Hajji Hamid, was a deputy leader of IS […]

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Head of Islamic State in Sahara killed by French troops: President Emmanuel Macron

The head of Islamic State group in the Sahara has been killed by French troops, President Emmanuel Macron has said. Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi formed Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) in 2015. The group is blamed for most attacks in the region, including the targeted killing of French aid workers in 2020. Mr […]

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Afghanistan: Death toll in Kabul school bomb attack rises to 85

The death toll from the bomb attack which targeted school girls in Kabul on Saturday has risen to 85. Another 147 wounded people were wounded in the attack. A car bomb was detonated in front of the Sayed Al-Shuhada school, and two more bombs exploded when students rushed out in panic. The Dasht-e-Barchi neighbourhood where […]