• ISIS militants conducted an attack on the Save the Children’s Jalalabad office on Wednesday morning.
  • ISIS’ Afghan chapter, known as ISIS-K, has managed to hold onto territory and conduct a number of deadly attacks in Afghanistan despite large battlefield and territorial losses.
  • ISIS-K benefits from Afghanistan’s rough terrain, a steady stream of recruits from neighboring countries and the Middle East, and a growing radicalization problem in Afghanistan. 

As ISIS appears to crumble on its home turf in Iraq and Syria, the group’s chapter in Afghanistan — known as ISIS-K — has shown remarkable resilience.

ISIS-K took credit on Wednesday for an attack on an office belonging to the Save the Children charity, showing that despite serious battlefield defeats and senior leadership loses, it remains a capable terrorist group. At least three people were killed in the attack.

 

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