ISIS militants abduct de-miners in Kunar province

Militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) have abducted the workers of a de-mining company in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

A spokesman for the provincial government Ghani Mosamim confirmed that twelve workers of a de-mining company were abducted from Pich Dara district.

Mosamim further added that the de-miners were working for a de-mining company, Arya, and were abducted by the ISIS Khurasan militants.

The anti-government armed militant groups including ISIS militants have not commented regarding the report so far.

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Another deadly clash erupt among Taliban, ISIS-K militants in Kunar

Another deadly clash erupted among the Taliban and militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said the latest clash between the Taliban and ISIS-K militants took place in the vicinity of Chapara Dara district.

Silab Corps further added that the clash left at least four ISIS-K militants dead while at least nine others were detained by the Taliban insurgents.

According to the Silab Corps, at least two Taliban insurgents were also captured by ISIS-K militants during the clash.

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Twin Mosque Attacks Kill Scores in One of Afghanistan’s Deadliest Weeks

KABUL, Afghanistan — Just like any other day, Zareen Gul, 60, held the hand of her grandson, Ali Seyar Nazari, 10, and left home to attend the early evening prayer in their neighborhood mosque in the west of Kabul.

This time, however, they did not return home. Their family found their remains, barely identifiable from the clothes they wore, at a hospital after an Islamic State suicide bomber targeted the prayer.

Ms. Gul and young Seyar became the latest victims of what has been one of Afghanistan’s deadliest weeks. The death toll from twin attacks on mosques late on Friday, just hours apart, was raised on Saturday to at least 67 people killed and dozens wounded. As many as 88 may have died in the two attacks.

More than 200 people, both civilians and security personnel, have been killed this week in Afghanistan in six attacks. A precise casualty total is hard to get, as varying levels of violence rage in more than half the country’s provinces.

“This week alone, hundreds of Afghan civilians going about their daily lives, including practicing their religious faith, have fallen victims to brutal acts of violence,” António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, said in a statement. “The cycle of violence must end and dialogue commence.”

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ISIS behead two Afghan civilians on espionage charges in Kunar

The loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Afghanistan, ISIS Khosan, have beheaded two civilians on espionage charges in eastern Kunar province.

According to the local officials in Kunar, the men were initially taken hostage and were later beheaded on charges of spying to the foreign forces and the government.

Provincial governor Wahidullah Kalimzai confirmed the incident but rejected the claims by the ISIS terrorist group regarding the involvement of the victims in espionage.

The terrorist group has released pictures of the hostages and claimed that the men were beheaded in Manogi district.

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