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IS Launches First Major Attack on Afghan Forces

Authorities in eastern Afghanistan said hundreds of Islamic State militants staged a coordinated pre-dawn attack Sunday against key security outposts in a remote border region. The authorities said it was the first major offensive the insurgents have undertaken against Afghan national forces, occurring after months of reports that the extremist group is gaining influence in Afghanistan. The fighting raged in the mountainous Achin district of Nangarhar province, which borders Pakistan....

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