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Afghan security official secures the roads leading to the Iraqi embassy after an attack by Isis. Photograph: Hedayatullah Amid/ EPA

Militant group Islamic State on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul that began with a suicide bomber blowing hi(...)

A video still of men stoning a woman in Ghor province, Afghanistan. Photograph: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/AFP/Getty Images

A video has emerged of what appears to be a young Afghan woman, married against her will, stoned to death for trying to elope with another man. In a g(...)

An Afghan judge hits a woman with a whip in front of a crowd in Ghor province, Afghanistan August 31st, 2015. Photograph: Pajhwok News Agency/Reuters

An Afghan man and woman found guilty of adultery received 100 lashes on Monday in front of a crowd who filmed their punishment, TV footage showed. Pub(...)

The  broken window of a damaged Afghan National Army bus at the site of a Taliban suicide bomb attack in Enjil district of Herat in Afghanistan earlier this month. Taliban militants targeted two buses in the mountainous province of Ghor overnight, killing at least 14 people. Photograph: Jalil Rezayee/EPA

Taliban insurgents intercepted two minibuses travelling through central Afghanistan and killed at least 14 passengers overnight, officials said today.(...)