Islamic State attack on Afghan prison ends on second day, with at least 29 dead

The prison raid was the most sophisticated Islamic State attack in Afghanistan since the group formed its Afghan branch in 2015.
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard near a police barricade during curfew in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard near a police barricade during curfew in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Voices from Kashmir: Inside India’s year-long crackdown

India promised Kashmiris a “new dawn” for the troubled region. They got repression instead.
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