UK jihadis ‘have joined slaughter in Afghanistan’

British jihadis who went to fight for Islamic State in Syria and Iraq could now be on the battlefield in Afghanistan after travelling through ‘porous borders’, ministers fear.

Foreign Office minister Mark Field said yesterday that there was a risk that some of the hundreds of UK nationals who went to the Middle East could now have joined IS’s branch carrying out deadly attacks in Kabul.

Speaking in the Commons, he was also questioned about the Government’s policy on Afghan interpreters, many of whom have been abandoned in the war-ravaged nation despite helping the British Army.