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.

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."

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