Video Duration 24 minutes 50 seconds
From: Inside Story

Is ISIS-K a challenge for the Taliban?

The Islamic State in Khorasan Province claimed the worst attack in Afghanistan since the Taliban returned to power.

The United States is hours away from ending its longest war.

But with its 20-year mission in Afghanistan finally coming to an end, it leaves behind a new threat.

The Islamic State in Khorasan Province, ISKP (ISIS-K) has claimed responsibility for the Kabul airport attack on Thursday.

The armed group, an affiliate of ISIL (ISIS) in Afghanistan, was formed in 2014 and has been responsible for some of the worst attacks in Afghanistan in recent years.

So has ISIS-K found a new safe haven in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan?

And is it a serious threat to stability in the nation?

Presenter: Dareen Abughaida


Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi – Research fellow at George Washington University’s programme on extremism

Kamran Bokhari – Director of analytical development at Newlines Institute for Strategic Policy

Fahad Nabeel – Security analyst and independent researcher on armed groups