Central Asia’s fears of rising militancy in Afghanistan as Moscow invades Ukraine

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Taliban fighters. Cropped screenshot from the Vice News YouTube channel On May 8, 2022, the Taliban-led government of Afghanistan reported that they areinvestigating Islamic State (IS) rockets attack on Tajikistan from Afghanistan’s Takhar Province, as IS admitted firing eight rockets on May 7 towards “unspecified military targets in Tajikistan.” In reaction, Tajik officials cautiously mentioned bullets accidentally fired during a fight between Taliban forces and IS militants on the Afghan side of the border, yet maintained the operational readiness of its border troops. With rising tension in…

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