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The attack, in Sayyad district of Sar-e Pul, followed reports from local officials of fighting between Islamic State and Taliban militants in other northern provinces over recent days. In the IS stronghold of Nangarhar, diverse bands of fighters and militiamen often switch sides between the Taliban, Islamic State and even the pro-government camp.
The first international sanctions hit Maldives on Monday, with the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union announcing they would take further “restrictive measures” against political leaders in Maldives, which could lead to travel bans and “asset freeze” of those considered close to the President.
The Taliban struck Thursday in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, leaving 15 soldiers dead there, and in western Farah province, where they killed four policemen, officials said. Along with the 15 killed, at least 13 soldiers were wounded.