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 Taliban police patrol the city centre in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, last month. Photograph: Victor J Blue/The New York Times

More than 100 former members of the Afghan security forces in four provinces have been killed or disappeared by the Taliban in the first 2½ months of (...)

Taliban police patrolling the centre of the city in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Photograph: Victor J Blue/The New York Times

Aref Mohammad’s war against Islamic State ended earlier this autumn when his unit of Taliban fighters was ambushed by the terrorist group in eastern A(...)

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(...)

Afghan women holding a protest march for their rights under the Taliban rule in Kabul. Photograph: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP via Getty

Taliban fighters violently suppressed a women’s protest on Saturday in Kabul, while 70 miles to the north ex-Afghan army and militia members battled t(...)

A bread seller on the streets of Kabul on  August 21st. Photograph: Victor J Blue/New York Times

The Americans are all but gone, the Afghan government has collapsed, and the Taliban rule the streets of Kabul now. Overnight, millions of Kabul resid(...)

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(...)

Taliban militants patrol after taking control of the governor’s house and Ghazni city in Afghanistan on Thursday. Photograph: Nawid Tanha/EPA

The Taliban captured Afghanistan’s third-largest city, Herat, after a day of fierce fighting, as the Islamist militancy continued its rout of provinci(...)

Taliban fighters stand guard at a checkpoint in Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan. (Photograph: Abdullah Sahil)

The success of Taliban forces in taking control of six provincial Afghan cities over the weekend is likely to mark a tipping point in the country’s po(...)

Internally displaced Afghans from Kunduz province, who fled their homes due to fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security forces, take refuge on Monday in a public park in Kabul.  Photograph: Rahmat Gul/AP

Taliban militants captured a sixth provincial Afghan capital on Monday, a lawmaker said, after they ousted Afghan security forces from border towns an(...)

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