Ghani Assesses Concerns IS Gaining Ground in Afghan Province


ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN—Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday traveled to eastern Nangarhar province where he met with officials and tribal leaders to assess concerns Islamic State is gaining ground in the province that borders Pakistan.

Addressing the meetings in the capital Jalalabad , Ghani stressed that the government is determined to prevent Daesh (the Arabic acronym for IS) from establishing bases in Afghanistan and that the defense ministry will intensify the bombing of IS bases in the province.