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Ambulance transports injured victims to emergency hospital after suicide bomb blasts at Shia mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Photograph: EPA

The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shia mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed 47 peop(...)

Southern Afghan city of Kandahar: The attacks have caused shock and terror among members of Afghanistan’s Shia minority. Photograph: iStock

A large explosion tore through a Shia mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar killing at least 35 people, the second week in a row that militan(...)

The Taliban flag is painted on a wall outside the American embassy compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, September 11th. Photograph: AP

The Taliban raised their flag over the Afghan presidential palace on Saturday, a spokesman said, as the US and the world marked the 20th anniversary o(...)

Smoke pours out of the World Trade Center during a  terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001, in New York City. Photograph: David Surowiecki/Getty Images

'I felt irrationally that he was looking at me and appealing for help and I could do nothing': Conor O'Clery remembers watching the attack unfold f(...)

A man  rides past a convoy of Taliban fighters patrolling a street in Kabul. Photograph: Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images

Taliban forces and fighters loyal to local leader Ahmad Massoud battled in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley on Thursday, more than two weeks after the I(...)

 Taliban Fateh fighters, a “special forces” unit, stand guard along a street in Kabul  as suicide bomb threats hung over the final phase of the US military’s airlift operation from Kabul. Photograph: Aamir Quresh/AFP/via Getty Images

When Taliban troops seized control of the Afghan capital two weeks ago, the invading units made a beeline for two critical targets: the headquarters (...)

Amnesty International war crimes investigator Brian Castner shortly before leaving Kabul on August 16th

A war crimes investigator for Amnesty International, who was in Afghanistan when the Taliban took control of Kabul, has warned that the insurgent grou(...)

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(...)

  A US Air Force plane safely evacuated 640 Afghans from Kabul on Sunday, according to US defense officials. Photograph: Capt Chris Herbert/US Airforce/AFP via Getty Images

The Taliban pledged on Tuesday to protect the rights of women within the limits of Islamic law and grant amnesty to its opponents, as they sought to s(...)

Taliban fighters  in Kabul on Monday. Photograph: EPA

The Taliban have pledged to create an open and inclusive government after their fighters took control of Kabul, but most observers fear little has cha(...)

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