Russia says terrorists building up forces in N. Afghanistan as NATO exits

Russia says terrorists building up forces in N. Afghanistan as NATO exits

ISIS militants (the terrorist group banned in Russia) are building up their forces in northern Afghanistan as U.S. and NATO troops leave the country and it's a worry for Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

He said Islamic State was actively gaining territory in Afghanistan amid the withdrawal and what he described as the "irresponsible" stance taken by officials in Kabul, the Interfax news agency reported.

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