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Locals Rise Up Against IS in Afghan District

Hundreds of local citizens in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province have launched an uprising against Islamic State (IS) militants. “Around 600 local people joined us in the fight against IS,” Haji Ghalib, the Achin district governor, said in an interview with VOA’s Afghan service. The IS presence has increased recently in the Achin district, which borders Pakistan. “There were around 1,500 fighters initially, but most of them died or were killed in battles with our forces,”...

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