Protesters carry the coffin of a member of the Hazara community murdered by Islamist militants, in a march through Kabul on Wednesday. Photograph: Jawad Jalali

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani appealed for calm after angry protesters from the ethnic Hazara minority tried to force their way into his Kabul palace(...)

 Afghan women pass through a bazaar following the recapture of Kunduz by Afghan security forces. Photograph: Jawed Kargar/EPA

The Taliban said on Tuesday they were pulling back in the city of Kunduz in the north of Afghanistan in order to protect civilians, as fighting contin(...)

Authorities in Ghanzi province have appealed to the Afghan government - where new president Ashraf Ghani is in the process of taking over from Hamid Karzai (pictured) - for reinforcements following the attacks but so far none have come. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA.

Hundreds of Taliban fighters have stormed a strategic district in an Afghan province near the capital, killing dozens of people in five days of fighti(...)

Afghanistan National Army and US soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, during a patrol in the Paktia province of Afghanistan. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/New York Times

Taliban insurgents shot six police officers dead at a checkpoint as a suicide bomber killed three civilians at a shopping bazaar in two attacks(...)