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Taliban Claims To Have Eliminated Islamic State Hideout In Kabul

Five people were killed after the Taliban attacked a suspected hideout of the Islamic State (IS) militant group overnight in the northern part of the Afghan capital, Kabul, Taliban authorities announced on November 13. Residents of Khairkhana, a predominantly ethnic-Tajik populated area in Kabul, reported several explosions and heavy gunfire for hours overnight. According to the Taliban statement, those killed were involved in minor bombings in Kabul and plotted to launch a more significant attack. Story link to be added when available; story currently listed on Octopus.