Suspected Islamic State militants kill dozens of civilians in Afghanistan – official

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Suspected Islamic State fighters rounded up dozens of civilians and executed them in a reprisal after police killed a militant commander in the remote Afghan province of Ghor, a provincial official said on Wednesday (October 26).

The killings followed a militant attack on Tuesday (October 25) near Feroz Koh, the capital of the central western province. Up until now most Islamic State activity has taken place in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

A Twitter message posted by spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban, which is bitterly opposed to Islamic State, said the Taliban was not responsible for the civilian deaths in Ghor.

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