Terrorism

Afghan authorities crack down on terrorist recruiting at universities

Two Kabul University professors were among those arrested by the NDS in an operation against an ISIS cell.

Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden 'dead'

The son of deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden died sometime within the past two years, confirmed US officials.

Taliban roadside bomb strikes passenger bus on Kandahar-Herat highway

The blast killed at least 34 people, mostly women and children, and wounded at least 17, officials said.

Turkmen ISIS militants relocate to Afghanistan after defeat in Syria

Many of the estimated 400 Turkmen militants who fought for ISIS in Syria and Iraq and survived are now in parts of Afghanistan that border Turkmenistan.

Afghan election season kicks off despite deadly Kabul attack

At least 20 people were killed and 50 others wounded in an attack targeting the Kabul office of President Ashraf Ghani's running mate, Amrullah Saleh.

Taliban militants indiscriminately hit civilian, security targets

Taliban attacks on schools and police alike show the group's lack of direction and low regard for human life.

Afghans outraged by Taliban attacks victimising children

Taliban attacks earlier this month killed and wounded scores of children, causing trauma and suffering that could last a lifetime, say observers.

Taliban suicide attack wounds 50 children in Ghazni

The blast comes less than a week after 50 other children were wounded in another wayward Taliban attack in Kabul that damaged five schools.

Taliban ramps up attack against Afghans amid fresh peace talks

Taliban militants killed dozens and wounded more than 100 -- including 50 children -- in three separate attacks across Afghanistan in recent days.

ISIS threats loom in Afghanistan months after collapse of so-called 'caliphate'

ISIS fighters who waged a bloody campaign in Iraq and Syria are heading to Afghanistan to continue their violent insurgency and help plot attacks against the United States.

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