Members of the Taliban stand guard at the scene of an operation against Isis-K in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in November 2021.The Taliban have been pursuing a nationwide clearance operation against Isis-K for weeks, killing or arresting fighters. Photo: EPA-EFE
Members of the Taliban stand guard at the scene of an operation against Isis-K in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in November 2021.The Taliban have been pursuing a nationwide clearance operation against Isis-K for weeks, killing or arresting fighters. Photo: EPA-EFE
Afghanistan

Isis-K escalates terror attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan in show of resistance against Taliban

  • Regional chapter of Islamic State becoming stronger; ‘may try to capture territory from Taliban if its numbers keep growing’, says analyst
  • But experts also say Isis-K unlikely to directly threaten China although it could target Chinese assets in Pakistan to fuel tension between the allies

Members of the Taliban stand guard at the scene of an operation against Isis-K in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in November 2021.The Taliban have been pursuing a nationwide clearance operation against Isis-K for weeks, killing or arresting fighters. Photo: EPA-EFE
Members of the Taliban stand guard at the scene of an operation against Isis-K in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in November 2021.The Taliban have been pursuing a nationwide clearance operation against Isis-K for weeks, killing or arresting fighters. Photo: EPA-EFE
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