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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(...)

An Afghan soldier standing guard at checkpoint in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Monday. Afghan security forces are reported to be amassing for a full-scale counter-attack in a bid to retake Sangin.  Photograph: Watan Yar/EPA

Taliban fighters have captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out, leaving t(...)

Afghan policemen search commuters at a checkpoint in Lashkar Gah, the capital city of Helmand province. Recent weeks have seen the Taliban overrun Kunduz for the second time and threaten Lashkar Gah. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

The Taliban and representatives of the Afghan government have restarted secret talks in the Gulf state of Qatar, senior sources within the insurgency (...)

 Afghan security personnel standing guard on an armoured vehicle at a checkpoint in Ghazni. Photograph:  Rahmatullah Alizadah/AFP/Getty Images

The Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive on Tuesday, pledging to drive Afghanistan’s Western-backed government from power. The anno(...)

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