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Afghanistan vows to crush Islamic State havens after attack

On Saturday, Islamic State carried out an attack on a wedding in Afghanistan that killed at least 63 people and wounded 200 more. In response to the bombing, which took place on the 100th Independence Day of the country, Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani pledged on Monday to “eliminate” all IS safe havens in the country. On Monday, explosions in the city of Jalalabad in the east of Afghanistan reportedly also wounded 66 people.

The attacks raise crucial questions about what will happen in Afghanistan after the US and the Taliban agree on a final peace deal that covers the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country. Recent peace talks seem to have brought both parties very close to such a deal.

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