A Hazara militia member  on patrol in January against Taliban insurgents in Hisa-e-Awali Behsud district of Maidan Wardak Province. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images

The slaughter of students, mostly teenagers, at a tutoring centre. The deaths of young athletes in a suicide bombing at a wrestling club. Mothers shot(...)

An injured man is moved to a stretcher outside a hospital following the suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on  January  27th. Photograph: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

The Taliban drove an ambulance packed with explosives into a crowded Kabul street in Afghanistan on Saturday, setting off an enormous blast that kille(...)