Islamic State "terrible threat" to western, central Asia: Ashraf Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told US lawmakers on Wednesday that Islamic State and its allies pose a "terrible threat" to the countries of western and central Asia.

Reuters| Updated: Mar 25, 2015, 23:26 PM IST

Washington: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told US lawmakers on Wednesday that Islamic State and its allies pose a "terrible threat" to the countries of western and central Asia.

In the prepared text of his speech to a joint meeting of the US Senate and House of Representatives, Ghani said Islamic State militants are already sending advance guards to southern and western Afghanistan "to test for vulnerabilities."