Balkh

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Taliban fighters on patrol in Kabul on Thursday. Photograph: Rahmat Gul/AP

US soldiers crept out of Bagram Airfield in the dead of night on July 1st. As they departed, they shut off the electricity in the fortified military b(...)

Soraya Afzali said her main aim at the moment is to help persuade the Government to allow emergency visas for Afghan people currently trying to flee that country. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Soraya Afzali (28) is from the city of Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, which was taken over by the Taliban on Saturday. She is a PhD student (...)

A Hazara militia member  on patrol in January against Taliban insurgents in Hisa-e-Awali Behsud district of Maidan Wardak Province. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images

The slaughter of students, mostly teenagers, at a tutoring centre. The deaths of young athletes in a suicide bombing at a wrestling club. Mothers shot(...)

Men dig graves for three bomb blast victims, all members of one family,  a day after a suicide attack targeted a wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA

The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlini(...)

Travel writer and backpacker  Jonny Blair   at the Blue Mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif during a 2016 visit: The city – the third-largest in Afghanistan – was one of the first to fall in 2001 after the American-led invasion

From Bangor, Co Down, Jonny Blair has travelled to Afghanistan, Iraq, El Salvador and many places you may not have even ever heard of – such as Transn(...)

The car exploded at the gate of the consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif city in Afghanistan, destroying the gate and wall at around 11.10pm local time, said Abdul Raziq Qaderi, head of security for Balkh province

Germany’s consulate in northern Afghanistan was attacked when a car bomber rammed the compound, a senior police official has said. The car exploded a(...)

A man gathers shoes at the entrance to the Blue Mosque in Mazar-e Sharif. Photographs:  John D McHugh

Arriving in Mazar-e Sharif, it would be easy to think the pilot got lost, accidently left Afghanistan, and then landed in a different country altogeth(...)

An Afghan army soldier walks through a poppy field  in the Maiwand district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Files/Reuters.

Afghan opium cultivation has hit a record high as international forces prepare to leave the country, the United Nations said today, with concern that (...)

In India Rising , the British journalist Oliver Balch beautifully captures the spirit and rh(...)