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Pakistan Bombing Highlights IS Threat in Afghan-Pakistan Region

The suicide bombing Tuesday at a government office building in northwest Pakistan highlights the increasingly violent presence of the Islamic State militant group in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. Jamaat ul-Ahrar, which is part of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) umbrella militant group and has reportedly joined forces with IS, has claimed responsibility for the bombing. Pakistani officials have consistently denied that IS has a presence in the country. But several recent attacks...

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