A co-ordinated Taliban attack on the Afghan parliament in Kabul has ended with all six gunmen killed, the interior ministry says.
They have made substantial gains recently in Helmand in the south-west, and have been advancing across the north of the country, capturing two districts of the Kunduz province in recent days.
His distraught and devastated family, of Gujarati origin, says he was a “caring and affable” teenager who the IS groomed over the internet in the space of a few months. They are outraged that the IS “preyed on his innocence and vulnerability” before sending him on the suicide mission.
Wednesday's attack was the second deadliest in Pakistan this year after 62 Shia Muslims were killed in a suicide bombing in January.
.....in January the creation of a branch in what they called “Khorasan province”, encompassing Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of surrounding countries. (?)
Roots of terror in Kenya
There seems to be no limit to brutality for al-Shabaab, the Somali jihadi group
......in the last three years in Kenya, 148 people, mostly students, were mercilessly mowed down by the group’s militants on the Garissa University campus in eastern Kenya,
omalia has been a breeding ground for groups such as al-Shabaab which grew out of the youthful sections of radical Islamic organisations like the Islamic Courts Union (ICU).