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Iran says it killed four militants near Pakistan border

Two militants were also wounded in the clash

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Two arrested for trying to supply Islamic State with drones

The police didn’t reveal the names of suspects

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ISIS leader Baghdadi’s deputy sentenced to death on terror charges

Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi was arrested in February

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Iraqi grandmother faces daily battle caring for 22 children

Sana’s greatest challenge is finding enough food for the household, which in total comprises 32 people.

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Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed, says government

The provincial governor of Nangarhar said Abu Saad Erhabi was the fourth Islamic State leader in Afghanistan to be killed since July 2017.

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US sanctions three people it links to ISIS

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on an Indonesian, a Filipino and a Malyasian it said were linked to the militant group Islamic State. In a statement on its website, the U.S. Treasury said it had sanctioned Indonesian national Mohammed Karim Yusop Faiz, Mohammad Reza Lahaman Kiram, a citizen of the Philippines, and Mohamad…

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Afghanistan says surrendered Islamic State fighters are war prisoners: US general

Afghanistan told the United States that Islamic State fighters who surrendered last week will be treated as prisoners of war, and not honored guests, despite the warm welcome they had initially received, a top U.S. general said on Wednesday. While pressure has been building for peace talks between the Western-backed government in Kabul and the…

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Blasts, gunshots hit eastern Afghan city

There was no immediate word on casualties

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Islamic State claims attack on Afghan midwife center: statement

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Sunday for an attack on a midwife training center in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Saturday that killed three staff. The ultra-hardline militant group, which cited no evidence for its claim in a statement issued via its Amaq news agency, said the attack was carried out by two…

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Suicide attack on Afghan intelligence convoy kills five: police

A suicide bomber blew himself up near an Afghan intelligence convoy on Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding six, police said, in the latest deadly attack in the city.

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Islamic State kills 215 in southwest Syria attacks: local official

Islamic State militants killed more than 200 people in a coordinated assault on a government-held area of southwestern Syria on Wednesday, local officials and a war monitor said, in the group’s deadliest attack in the country for years.

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Islamic State makes comeback in Iraq with switch to guerrilla tactics

Iraq has now seen an increase in kidnappings and killings, mainly in the provinces of Kirkuk, Diyala, and Salahuddin, since it held an election in May

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Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The ceasefire for the first three days of Eid was marked by scenes of jubilation as security forces and Taliban fighters celebrated the Islamic holiday, raising hopes that peace was possible after nearly 17 years of conflict. But the suspension of hostilities was marred by two suicide attacks in the eastern province of Nangarhar that…

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‘You think I will survive?’ Hospital overflows after Mastung blast

Survivors of a suicide blast which killed 128 people as it ripped through a crowded election rally described scenes of panic and horror Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with scores of wounded. The attack in Mastung on Friday, claimed by the Islamic State group, was one of the deadliest in Pakistan’s history. More than…

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Briton who plotted to kill Prince George jailed for life

A British supporter of Islamic State who admitted to planning an attack on Prince George was on Friday jailed for life. Husnain Rashid, of Nelson, in the northern English county of Lancashire, will spend a minimum of 25 years behind bars. He dramatically changed his plea during trial and admitted a string of terror offences…

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Iraq PM orders ‘immediate’ execution of death row jihadists

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday ordered the immediate execution of hundreds of convicted jihadists on death row, in swift retaliation for the Islamic State’s execution of eight captives. Abadi, who has faced charges of failing to respond in force to IS, ordered “the immediate punishment of terrorists condemned to death whose sentences have…

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Iraq bombs meeting of Islamic State leaders in Syria: military

Iraq has launched an air attack on a gathering of Islamic State leaders inside neighboring Syria, killing 45 members of the hardline militant group, its military said on Saturday. F-16 fighter jets destroyed three houses on Friday which were connected by a trench in the town of Hajin, where the leaders were meeting. Those killed…

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Iraq condemns strikes targeting forces fighting Islamic State

Iraq on Tuesday condemned air strikes targeting forces fighting Islamic State in Iraq or Syria after Syrian state media said that US-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries. In a statement, Iraq’s Foreign Ministry said that it “expresses rejection and condemnation of any air operations…

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Blast in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar kills 10: official

An explosion outside the governor’s office in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar killed 10 people on Sunday and wounded 30, a security official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility. A car bomb killed 36 people in Nangarhar on Saturday, an attack claimed by Islamic State. The Afghan Taliban separately ruled out an extension to…

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Islamic State claims Afghanistan Eid car bomb that killed 26

A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The group’s Amaq news agency said the target was “a gathering of Afghan forces”…

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Islamic State claims suicide bombing outside ministry in Kabul

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at the entrance of Afghanistan’s rural development ministry, the group’s AMAQ news agency said Monday. The attack killed 12 people and wounded more than 12 others including women and children, a health ministry spokesman said. The group did not provide evidence for its claim. Reuters

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