Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed: Pentagon

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The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Sayed, was killed in a strike on the group’s headquarters in Kunar province earlier this week, the Pentagon said on Friday. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement that other members of the Islamic State group were also killed in the strike on Tuesday. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters, “The significance is you kill a leader of one of these groups and it sets them back … it is obviously a victory on our side in terms of setting themRead More

Demand for Afghan president’s resignation, 8 dead

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Police fired on protesters demanding the resignation of the president after a deadly bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. At least 8 people were killed in this. On Friday, President Ashraf Ghani stepped in to protest against the procession demanding the resignation of thousands of protesters. Protesters blamed slain bans on President Ashraf Ghani and country’s chief executive Abdullah Abdullah on the incident of the horrific bombing in Kabul’s diplomatic area. To prevent them, police used water-tapping and tear gas. Protesters also threw counter bricks on the police targets. Police openedRead More