IS deadly new front in Pakistan’s decades-old terror war

  • FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2018 file photo, a security official escorts family members of suicide bomber Hafeez Nawaz, with their faces covered for interrogation in Karachi, Pakistan. Nawaz killed149 people and wounding 300 others. At age 20, Hafeez Nawaz left his religious school in Karachi to join the Islamic State group in Afghanistan. Three years later he was back in Pakistan to carry out a deadly mission. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

DHABEJI, Pakistan (AP) — Hafeez Nawaz was 20 years old when he left his religious school in Karachi to join the Islamic State group in Afghanistan. Three years later he was back in Pakistan to carry out a deadly mission: With explosives strapped to his body, he blew himself up in the middle of an election rally last month, killing 149 people and wounding 300 others.

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