- Further Islamic State attacks in Kabul likely in coming weeks as group capitalises on reduced security in effort to attract Taliban defections
- IS will prioritise targets that will appeal to Taliban hardliners, including Western interests, perceived Afghan collaborators, and foreign NGOs
- Immediate US retaliation against IS unlikely, but likelihood of airstrikes will grow in event of further US casualties in coming days
At least 110 people, including 13 US soldiers, were killed in two coordinated Islamic State (IS) attacks in Kabul on 26 August.
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