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  A sniffer dog checks election ballot boxes for explosives after they were unloaded from a truck at a warehouse in Kabul on Sunday.  Photograph: Getty Images

Voter turnout in the first round of Afghanistan’s presidential election on Saturday may have been as low as 20 per cent, according to preliminary coun(...)

An Afghan woman poses for a biometric face scan at a polling station during the presidential elections in Kabul. Photograph: EPA

Polls have closed in Afghanistan’s presidential election amid widespread complaints of irregularities and pockets of violence from Taliban insurgents,(...)

 Afghan security officials conduct a search  at a checkpoint as security is  intensified on the eve of the presidential Elections in Herat, Afghanistan. Photograph: Jalil Rezayee/EPA

Millions of Afghans are expected to brave the threat of militant attacks to vote in a presidential election on Saturday, hoping to prevent a repeat of(...)

Mourners attend the funeral of victims killed in the US drone strike in Khogyani district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Photograph: EPA

A US drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day’s labour in the fields, off(...)

Afghan security soldiers stand guard at the site of a suicide attack which targeted a gate of one of the ministry of defence’s departments in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA

Two attacks by suicide bombers have killed at least 48 people and wounded scores more in Afghanistan in the deadliest single day since a peace agreeme(...)

Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton was a fierce opponent of the plan for the remaining US troops to leave Afghanistan  by the end of the year. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Donald Trump’s abrupt dismissal of John Bolton, his national security adviser, may reflect the near breakdown in personal relations between the two me(...)

Relatives mourn during a group funeral for some of the 63 people killed on Saturday in a suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul. Photograph: Jim Huylebroek/New York Times

One minute, it was a wedding – nearly 1,000 guests packed under one roof, a thin partition segregating them by gender. Men shimmied to a live band, wo(...)

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(...)

Amrullah Saleh, who is running for vice-president of Afghanistan, at his home in Kabul on Monday. Photograph: Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times

Even before he received specific intelligence about an attempt planned on his life, Amrullah Saleh had a feeling they were coming for him soon. So he (...)

Cameraman films a damaged car at the site of a blast in Kabul. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Three bombings have struck the Afghan capital, killing at least 10 people including five women and one child, officials said. Thursday morning’s firs(...)

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