Terrorism

Taliban claim Kabul truck bombing, warn more to follow

Taliban claim Kabul truck bombing, warn more to follow

Afghan officials suggested the latest bombing appeared to be an attempt to derail the burgeoning peace process, vowing that it would not go unanswered.

Government orders investigation of attack on army mosque in Khost

Government orders investigation of attack on army mosque in Khost

Although ISIS claimed responsibility, President Ashraf Ghani put part of the blame on the Taliban and on sanctuaries of suicide bombers in neighbouring countries.

Victims recount 'absolute horror' in Kabul bombing on Prophet's birthday

Victims recount 'absolute horror' in Kabul bombing on Prophet's birthday

A suicide bomb tore through a banquet hall filled with hundreds of religious scholars gathered to mark the Prophet Mohammad's birthday, killing at least 55 people.

Afghans flee 'absolute terror' of Taliban violence in Ghazni Province

Afghans flee 'absolute terror' of Taliban violence in Ghazni Province

Thousands of people abandoned their homes in Hazara-dominated areas in the province the past week, as the Taliban intensified their fighting, killing dozens of innocent civilians.

Taliban militants extort ushr from Kunduz farmers

Taliban militants extort ushr from Kunduz farmers

Through threats of violence and imprisonment, the Taliban militants pressure local farmers to pay ushr and then use the proceeds to fight the Afghan government, locals say.

Al-Qaeda slams Muslims for doubting its role in September 11 attacks

Al-Qaeda slams Muslims for doubting its role in September 11 attacks

Seventeen years later, al-Qaeda is still focused on its 'victory' in the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, debunking conspiracy theorists -- and proving its loss of relevance.

ISIS supporters accuse each other of betrayal online

ISIS supporters accuse each other of betrayal online

In one incident, ISIS elements accused a long-time supporter of the group of being a spy and of spreading false news in an attempt to destabilise the group and sow discord among its members.

Suicide attacks in Nangarhar kill dozens of protesters and schoolchildren

Suicide attacks in Nangarhar kill dozens of protesters and schoolchildren

In one of the attacks, bombs went off in front of two schools for young children in Jalalabad.

ISIS attack turns Kabul wrestling session into massacre

ISIS attack turns Kabul wrestling session into massacre

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which Afghan officials say killed at least 26 people and wounded 91.

Iran seen as long-time harbour for wanted al-Qaeda members

Iran seen as long-time harbour for wanted al-Qaeda members

Iran's relationship with al-Qaeda began during the Osama bin Laden era and continued after his death with the hosting of his family.