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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(...)

Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday. Photograph: /Omar Sobhani/Reuters

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed 24 people in an area of Kabul where prominent politicians live, causing residents and analysts to question the gov(...)

People carry a  man who was injured in a suicide bomb blast, to a  hospital in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province in Afghanistan, on Thursday. Photograph: Watan Yar/EPA

A car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of civi(...)

Islamic State released an audio recording saying its signature black flag is flying over the Tora Bora ountain range.

The Islamic State group has claimed its fighters have captured Osama bin Laden’s infamous Tora Bora mountain hideout in eastern Afghanistan. Islamic(...)

People gather at the scene  bombings that targeted the funeral of one of the victims of violent protests in Kabul. Photograph: EPA

At least six people have died after explosions at a funeral in Kabul reportedly attended by government officials, including members of parliament. A (...)

Afghan security officials use a water cannon to disperse demonstrators as they protest against a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday. Photograph:  Hedayatullah Amid/EPA

Protesters demanding the resignation of the Afghan government after this week’s devastating truck-bomb clashed with riot police on Friday in a confron(...)

The mysterious tweet from President Donald Trump. Photograph: Twitter

And on the 132nd day, just after midnight, American president Donald Trump had at last delivered the nation to something approaching unity – in bewild(...)

An Afghan man reacts at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: Reuters/Omar Sobhani

A powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the centre of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people, wounding (...)

An instructor at the seminary founded by Mawlawi Shah Agha Hanafi visits his burial site on the school’s grounds in Togh-Bairdi, Afghanistan. Photograph:  Jim Huylebroek/New York Times

A lone grave, its dirt mound shaded under the drooping branches of a mulberry tree and kept adorned with flowers, has become a daily stop for seminary(...)

Aurora Prize laureate Dr Tom Catena during the ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia. He was honoured for treating casualties under fire in Sudan, where he said the Sudanese government is embroiled in a disagreement with rebels over who delivers aid. Photograph: Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Aurora Humanitarian Initiative

A life-saving surgeon honoured for treating casualties under fire in Sudan has urged the international community to help solve a dispute blocking huma(...)

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