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Moscow Says IS to Open ''Second Front'' in Afghanistan

It looks like the Islamic State plans to open a ‘second front’ in Afghanistan to show its military successes, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Thursday.

The spokesperson announced that the latest developments in Afghanistan "are connected with considerable build-up and competition between different terrorist groups’’, adding that she meant the split inside the Taliban movement and IS growing presence in Afghanistan.

"All this confirms that the territory of this country still remains one of the main sources of a global terrorist threat," she said.

According to Zakharova, Russia has earlier warned about the threat of terrorism in Afghanistan and areas neighboring with Pakistan in connection with diverting attention to the developments in the Middle East and North Africa, TASS reports.

"We regret that our warnings have not been considered and analyzed appropriately...'', said the spokesperson. 

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