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Taliban rob villagers, torch homes during Sar-e-Pul rampage

Taliban rob villagers, torch homes during Sar-e-Pul rampage

Militants are taking revenge on villagers who co-operated with the government. Security operations are underway to retake the affected areas.

Suspected ISIS member behind attack on Mazari ceremony arrested

Suspected ISIS member behind attack on Mazari ceremony arrested

The attack on the major political gathering killed three people and wounded 22 others, and aimed to stir up sectarian strife.

Weary of war and the Taliban, Herat residents sow hope for peace

Weary of war and the Taliban, Herat residents sow hope for peace

Locals united in a call for peace with a tree-planting gesture after years of violence inflicted on the country by militants.

Militants kill at least 16 in suicide attack on Nangarhar construction firm

Militants kill at least 16 in suicide attack on Nangarhar construction firm

All five attackers were killed by security forces, said officials.

Doctors treating civilian war victims face daily horrors of conflict

Doctors treating civilian war victims face daily horrors of conflict

The uptick in violence coincides with a significant increase in the number of deaths caused by the 'deliberate targeting of civilians by the Taliban and ISIS.

Kunduz youth, athletes call on Taliban to stop fighting and accept peace

Kunduz youth, athletes call on Taliban to stop fighting and accept peace

As peace talks continue, children as well as athletes in the province are uniting in their demand for the Taliban to end the war.

Afghans applaud soldiers' vows to defend country 'to our last drop of blood'

Afghans applaud soldiers' vows to defend country 'to our last drop of blood'

Afghans throughout the country celebrated Security Forces National Day, honoring the sacrifices made by the nation's defence personnel, who vowed to protect the nation and its people.

Former Taliban militants enjoying comfortable life and peace in Kunduz

Former Taliban militants enjoying comfortable life and peace in Kunduz

Giving up the fight against the Afghan government is paying off as jobs provide former insurgents a path back to normal lives.

Kunduz in 'darkness' as Taliban continues nighttime communication bans

Kunduz in 'darkness' as Taliban continues nighttime communication bans

Local residents can't call taxis to take those in need to hospitals, can't update relatives, and can't access the internet to get the latest news.

Afghans paint dark picture of what life might be like if Taliban return to power

Afghans paint dark picture of what life might be like if Taliban return to power

Afghans in areas under Taliban control live in fear of flogging, executions and harsh restrictions on women's rights.