IS-K Emerging as a Major Threat: US Intelligence Officials

According to a US intelligence official, Afghanistan-based affiliate of ISIS has emerged as a major threat capable of carrying out direct attacks on the US and is actively using its members’ social media to acquire contacts in the United States.

The official told CNN that “They are closest to having the capacity to attack the homeland from Afghanistan,” adding that the US believes ISIS is gathering this social media information to determine whom they can use and whom they could exploit in potential future attacks on the US.

“They represent a very sophisticated and dangerous threat that we have to stay focused on,” Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of US Central Command, told reporters on Tuesday while on a visit to Afghanistan.

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