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Islamic State Running Prisons Inside Afghanistan

The militants of the Islamic State terrorist group are running private prisons in three areas of Achin district of Afghanistan, the governor of that district has told VOA's Afghan service. Achin is one of the several districts in the eastern Nangarhar province that saw fierce battles between IS and the local Taliban.   Achin Governor Haji Ghalib Mujahid said the majority of people being held in the prisons were Afghan officials. “They [IS] are holding 127 prisoners,"...

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