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Islamic State Inroads in Afghanistan Concern US

A senior State Department official said Saturday that the U.S. was concerned about the Islamic State group’s efforts to try to establish a stronghold in Afghanistan. “It is a newly emerging threat,” the official said in a background briefing on Afghanistan. “It is unpredictable as yet how it might evolve. It is something that we are taking seriously.” The official commented a day after the United Nations released a report that indicated the militant group was gaining influence in the...

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