Afghan forces foil Islamic State plan to assassinate top US envoy

KABUL: Afghan authorities said on Tuesday (Jan 12) they had foiled a plan by the Islamic State militant group to assassinate the top US envoy in Kabul, as a wave of targeted killings continue to rock the country.

Intelligence officers dismantled a four-member Islamic State cell in the eastern province of Nangarhar that had planned to murder Ross Wilson as well as Afghan officials, the National Directorate of Security said.