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 forces investigate the site where a Taliban car bomb detonated near an intelligence services building in Qalat in Zabul province. (Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

A powerful early morning suicide truck bomb has devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan, killing as many as 20 people and wounding more than 90 (...)

 An Afghan man holds the  body of a relative at a hospital in Kabul on Wednesday. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

A suicide blast in a mainly Shia area of Kabul killed at least 48 people on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks that have killed hundreds of ci(...)

A Taliban operative holds a flag in Kabul, Afghanistan. The writing on the flag reads: “There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official has s(...)

Protesters carry the coffin of a member of the Hazara community murdered by Islamist militants, in a march through Kabul on Wednesday. Photograph: Jawad Jalali

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani appealed for calm after angry protesters from the ethnic Hazara minority tried to force their way into his Kabul palace(...)

Prime minister Kevin Rudd, campaigning for elections on September 7th, said he would allow the investigation to run its course and that he had full confidence in the military. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Australia’s military is investigating a unit of special forces soldiers accused of cutting the hands from corpses of one or more insurgents killed dur(...)