News That Matters

Tag: Islamic State group

Taliban says Kabul checkpoint bombing leaves ‘several’ people killed, wounded – National
Global News

Taliban says Kabul checkpoint bombing leaves ‘several’ people killed, wounded – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted January 1, 2023 8:17 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size A bomb exploded near a checkpoint at Kabul’s military airport Sunday morning killing and wounding “several” people, a Taliban official said, the first deadly blast of 2023 in Afghanistan. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the regional affiliate of the Islamic State group– known as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province– has increased its attacks since the Taliban takeover in 2021. Targets have included Taliban patrols and members...
Australia reduces national terrorism threat to ‘possible’
Politics

Australia reduces national terrorism threat to ‘possible’

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s terrorism threat level has been downgraded from “probable” to “possible” for the first time since 2014, the head of the main domestic spy agency said Monday.The defeat of the Islamic State group in battle in the Middle East and an ineffective al-Qaida propaganda machine failing to connect with Western youth has resulted in fewer extremists in Australia, Australian Security Intelligence Organization Director-General Mike Burgess said.“This does not mean the threat is extinguished,” Burgess said.“It remains plausible that someone will die at the hands of a terrorist in Australia within the next 12 months,” he added.However, there have been increases in radical nationalism and right-wing extremist ideology in Australia in the past couple of years, Bur...