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Afghan forces in Nangarhar thwart ISIS plot to bomb Eid celebrations

Afghan forces in Nangarhar thwart ISIS plot to bomb Eid celebrations

A 7-member ISIS cell was arrested days ahead of their apparent plot to bomb Eid al-Adha celebrations in Jalalabad. They were presented to the media in chains.

Afghans reel from Taliban's blood-soaked rampage in Ghazni

Afghans reel from Taliban's blood-soaked rampage in Ghazni

The Taliban killed and wounded hundreds of civilians, including women and children, burned houses and businesses, and committed heinous crimes against humanity during their slaughter.

Russia and Iran 'ordered' Taliban to destroy schools, mosques

Russia and Iran 'ordered' Taliban to destroy schools, mosques

A former Taliban commander says foreign powers would not send his group of 50 fighters supplies or money unless they 'caused destruction to the highest extent possible'.

Militants mount failed attack on intelligence centre as mourners bury teen dead

Militants mount failed attack on intelligence centre as mourners bury teen dead

While gunmen failed to inflict serious casualties in their attack against an NDS training centre, parents buried their dead teenage children following an ISIS suicide bombing on a education centre.

Dozens of students dead as suicide bomber targets Kabul classroom

Dozens of students dead as suicide bomber targets Kabul classroom

Students and relatives described pulling bloodied victims from the rubble of a classroom that had been crowded with teenagers preparing to go to university.

Grim cleanup begins following Taliban's defeat in Ghazni

Grim cleanup begins following Taliban's defeat in Ghazni

The United Nations warned of 'extreme human suffering' caused by the Taliban's latest onslaught, as militants left behind burnt buildings and shattered lives.

'Time to end the fighting,' Zabul residents tell Taliban

'Time to end the fighting,' Zabul residents tell Taliban

'The Koran, Hadith and the consensus of religious scholars consider fighting here illegitimate,' said one scholar who attended a meeting in Qalat calling for peace.

Shadow chief justice's call for peace exposes depths of Taliban division

Shadow chief justice's call for peace exposes depths of Taliban division

Taliban shadow chief justice Mawlawi Abdul Hakim's support for peace and talks with the Afghan government is the latest indication of the fractures within the Taliban leadership.

More troops arrive in Ghazni as Taliban militants cower in civilians' houses

More troops arrive in Ghazni as Taliban militants cower in civilians' houses

Security forces are searching for the remnants of a failed Taliban assault on the city last week.

Nangarhar youth march in support of crackdown on warlords

Nangarhar youth march in support of crackdown on warlords

The demonstrators declared their support for the arrests of three illegal militia commanders last month.