Islamic State has long been based in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, a rugged region along the border with Pakistan. Photo: EPA

Islamic State plots world terror from mountain hideouts in Afghanistan

  • US intelligence official said that a recent wave of attacks in Kabul were ‘practice runs’ for even bigger attacks in Europe and United States
  • Number of fighters has grown from dozens to ‘thousands and thousands’
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Islamic State has long been based in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, a rugged region along the border with Pakistan. Photo: EPA
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