Taliban faces security challenge from ‘Islamic State’
11 February 2022 | 8:20 am
The Taliban promised to bring peace – but now that they are the government of Afghanistan, the war against the 'Islamic State' group is just beginning. There has been a series of attacks by 'IS' and bloody reprisals by the Taliban.
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