Afghanistan peace process must tackle 3Taliban discontent and the allure of #SIS – #Pakistan also views #ISKP as a top security threat, thereby making it feasible that they can work together to curb the #extremist group in the near future.

Although the Afghanistan conflict is no stranger to violence against civilians, the United Nations claims that the first six months of 2018 have brought about a new record high of 1,700 civilian deaths. Of these deaths, 52 percent are attributed to Islamic State Khorasan Province-backed attacks. With close to 1,500 fighters, the militant group has proven its ability to reassert itself despite the pressure it has faced from the Taliban, the Afghan government, and U.S.-led NATO forces. ISKP’s membership an

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