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Concerns grow over ISIS recruitment of disaffected Taliban fighters

Concerns grow over ISIS recruitment of disaffected Taliban fighters

Growing rifts within the Taliban, especially as Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada appears to be losing control, could encourage some to join ISIS or other terrorist groups.

Nangarhar rally urges Taliban to show willingness to end war

Nangarhar rally urges Taliban to show willingness to end war

The militant group should show the same willingness to seek peace as the United States, rally participants said.

ISIS militants surrender in Kunar, opt for 'peaceful life'

ISIS militants surrender in Kunar, opt for 'peaceful life'

A group of 13 ISIS members surrendered to Kunar authorities last week, saying the terrorist group was not fighting on behalf of Islam.

Improved security at Band-e-Amir triggers surge in Bamiyan Province tourism

Improved security at Band-e-Amir triggers surge in Bamiyan Province tourism

The area, once known as where the Taliban blew up ancient Buddha statues, is now enjoying peace and a flourishing tourism industry.

Female police officers bring improved security to Zabul

Female police officers bring improved security to Zabul

The force assigns women in many instances to search suspicious residences, and this tactic has elevated public trust in police, say officials.

Rifts widen within Taliban as faction claims killing of Haibatullah's brother

Rifts widen within Taliban as faction claims killing of Haibatullah's brother

The surge in infighting comes at an inconvenient time for Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada. He attempts to portray himself as an all powerful leader, but this killing proves otherwise.

Bombings mar Independence Day celebrations in Jalalabad

Bombings mar Independence Day celebrations in Jalalabad

The attacks came as the United States and the Taliban appear to be in final negotiations for direct talks between the Afghan government and the militants.

Ghani vows to destroy ISIS after deadly wedding attack in Kabul

Ghani vows to destroy ISIS after deadly wedding attack in Kabul

The Afghan president vowed to eradicate all ISIS 'nests' across the country following a suicide bombing that killed at least 63 and wounded 180.

Darulaman Palace emerges from ruins as 'message of peace'

Darulaman Palace emerges from ruins as 'message of peace'

Reconstruction of the 'Abode of Peace' in Kabul is set to be complete by August 19, the date marking 100 years of Afghan independence from Britain.

Internally displaced Afghans from western provinces return home as security improves

Internally displaced Afghans from western provinces return home as security improves

Most of those displaced in the western region of Afghanistan left their areas because of Taliban fighting in their villages.