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Lecturer At US-Aided Afghan University Arrested, Accused Of Recruiting For ISIS

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Stars And Stripes


By Phillip Walter Wellman | STARS AND STRIPES

KABUL, Afghanistan — A lecturer at a partially U.S.-funded university in Afghanistan’s capital was arrested on suspicion of recruiting students to join Islamic State, the country’s top intelligence agency said Monday.

Three of his suspected recruits, who were accused by authorities of organizing several deadly ISIS attacks in Kabul, also were arrested, the National Directorate of Security said in a statement.

Two of the suspected recruits were students at the university. The third was related to one of the students.

U.S. and Afghan forces have been unable to eliminate ISIS’s local affiliate, known as Islamic State-Khorasan Province, which first emerged in 2014 and says it aspires to carry out attacks on U.S. soil.

Read more: https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/lecturer-at-us-aided-afghan-university-arrested-accused-of-recruiting-for-isis-1.589387