Embassy, mosque attacks fuel fears ISIS bringing Iraq war to Afghanistan

Embassy, mosque attacks fuel fears ISIS bringing Iraq war to AfghanistanBy Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) – Attacks on the Iraqi embassy and a Shi’ite mosque in Afghanistan have reinforced fears that Islamic State militants are seeking to bring the group’s Middle East conflict to Central Asia, though evidence of fighters relocating from Iraq and Syria remains elusive. Islamic State said it carried out Monday’s attack against the embassy in Kabul, which began with a suicide bomber blowing himself up at the compound’s main gate, allowing gunmen to enter the building and battle security forces. The group also claimed responsibility for an attack Tuesday that killed at least 29 and wounded more than 63 at a Shi’ite mosque in Herat, an area in western Afghanistan that had previously escaped Islamic State’s sectarian attacks.



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