Iran's President Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani (R) during an official welcoming ceremony following the latter's arrival at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran on April 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE
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Afghanistan and Iran announced Sunday plans for enhanced security cooperation to combat threats from ISIS, including possible joint military operations.Standing alongside visiting Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the tumult hitting the region meant intelligence must be shared.The attack on Saturday at a state-owned bank where government workers were drawing their salaries was the first in Afghanistan claimed by ISIS.The Afghan leader has repeatedly raised the prospect of ISIS making inroads in his country, though the jihadi group has never formally acknowledged having a presence in Afghanistan.In Afghanistan, the Taliban have seen defections to ISIS in recent months, with some voicing their disaffection with their one-eyed supreme leader Mullah Omar who has not been seen in almost 14 years.
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