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Afghan Official: Forces Repel Major IS Attack, Kill 35 Militants

Authorities in eastern Afghanistan said Sunday hundreds of Islamic State militants staged a coordinated predawn attack against key security outposts in a remote border region. The hostilities come after months of reports that the extremist outfit is gaining influence in Afghanistan. If confirmed, it would be the first major offensive the Islamic State group has undertaken against Afghan national forces. The fighting is raging in the mountainous Achin district of Nangarhar province,...

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