Islamic State Seeks Foothold in Eastern Afghan Provinces

Militants from the so-called Islamic State group are losing their stronghold in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, but the terror group is trying to expand to adjacent regions of the country, according to an Afghan lawmaker. “IS has deployed around 2,000 militants in Kunar, Nuristan and Laghman provinces, where they have started carrying out militant activities,” Hazrat Ali told VOA's Afghan service. Ali represents eastern Nangarhar province which borders all three provinces. ...

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