Ghani: Islamic State "terrible threat" to western, central Asia

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 25, 2015 11:21 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that Islamic State and its allies pose a "terrible threat" to the countries of western and central Asia.

In the prepared text of his speech to a joint meeting of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Ghani said Islamic State militants are already sending advance guards to southern and western Afghanistan "to test for vulnerabilities."

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Doina Chiacu)