21 mai 2019

Russia says 5,000 IS militants present in northern Afghanistan

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There are 5,000 Islamic State militants in northern Afghanistan near the border with former Soviet states, a top Russian security official has said. "The deployment of terrorist groups to Afghanistan’s northern provinces bordering with the Commonwealth’s states is especially alarming," said Alexander Bortnikov, director of the Russian Federal Security Service, as quoted by TASS news agency. "The ISIS (Islamic State, IS, a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia) branch Wilayah Khorasan [...]