Abdul Hasib, the head of ISIS in Afghanistan, was killed in a joint operation conducted by Afghan and US Special Forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan, during his official visit to Kabul on Sunday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will leave Tehran for the Afghan capital of Kabul on Sunday, the ministry’s spokesman said.
Iranian foreign minister, who is in Islamabad to particularly discuss the security of Iran-Pakistan borders, met high-ranking Pakistani officials including Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
The ISIS terrorist group claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on NATO convoy in Kabul, which killed at least eight people.
The Iranian foreign ministry strongly denounced the deadly attack on a number of Iranian border guards in the country’s southeast, and summoned the Pakistani envoy to protest over the massacre of the guards by Pakistan-based terrorists.
In another move to tighten its grip on Muslims in western China, the Chinese government has banned parents from choosing certain Islamic names like “Muhammad” for their children.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadiq underlined that Iran attaches importance to security in the neighboring country.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly denounced a suicide attack on a military base in Afghanistan, which killed and wounded dozens of people.
While Russia has repeatedly backed Iran’s full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), some other members, particularly Tajikistan, seem to be opposed to the accession.