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ISIS Threatens to Target Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan, UN Says

  • Indian and Iranian missions also face ISIS’s threats
  • Militant group has as high as 6,000 fighters in the region

Islamic State militants have threatened to target Chinese, Indian, and Iranian embassies in Afghanistan in an effort to isolate the Taliban from a handful of countries it counts as diplomatic allies. 

The local affiliate of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq, is attempting to “undermine the relationship between the Taliban and member states in the region,” according to United Nations report on the group’s activities. The report is expected to be discussed later Thursday at United Nations Security Council in New York.