Monday, November 14, 2016

Taliban and ISIS Attacks in Afghanistan

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 Updated Afghanistan Resources Issued After Taliban, ISIS Attacks

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) today released updated resources on Afghanistan following recent Taliban and ISIS attacks that left at least 32 people dead and more than 180 others wounded.  
On November 12, a Taliban suicide bomber killed four Americans and wounded 17 after he was able to gain entry to the largest American military facility in Afghanistan, the Bagram Airfield, located about 30 miles from the capital Kabul, while another Taliban suicide bombing and gun attack at the German consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, left at least six people dead and 120 wounded on November 10. In October, ISIS killed four tribal elders in Nangahar and 18 worshipers at a Shite shrine. Both the Taliban and ISIS have stepped up their attacks following the end of NATO combat operations in 2014. In September 2015, the Taliban captured a major Afghan city—the northern provincial capital of Kunduz—for the first time since 2001.


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