Terrorism

Deliberate targeting of civilians at mosques by Taliban, ISIS 'inhumane'

During the first nine months of 2017, attacks on Shia Muslims as they attended mosques or religious ceremonies resulted in 278 civilian casualties.

As defeat looms, ISIS calls on women to fight

The group has appealed to women to fight in Syria and Iraq in a last ditch effort that signals its imminent collapse, observers say.

Leaders of Afghan militant groups deemed 'agents of foreign interests'

Observers say militant group commanders are waging a 'campaign of murder' on Afghans on behalf of foreigners.

ISIS-Taliban clashes force 500 Nangarhar families to flee

As families tried to reach safer areas, many individuals loaded their personal belongings on donkeys, mules and their own shoulders.

Russia expands support for Taliban as violence escalates across Afghanistan

The Taliban have been using advanced weapons available only to the Russian military, according to a security source in western Afghanistan.

Smell of death lingers in Kabul mosque hit by ISIS suicide bomber

Broken glass and dust covered the red carpet, soaked in the blood of the men, women and children who had been praying.

Casualties rise in Taliban attack on Paktia police headquarters

The victims of the Taliban-claimed attack include women, students and police, say officials.

Freed Canadian hostage says Haqqani Network killed his baby, raped wife

The Taliban have denied the allegations.

Assassination attempt against Taliban leader highlights infighting, divide

Mullah Manan Niazi, deputy leader of a splinter Taliban group under Mullah Rasool, said individuals loyal to Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada sent three suicide bombers to assassinate him.

Citizens condemn militant efforts to create chaos on Pak-Afghan border

Militants are staunchly opposed to the brotherly relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, so they leave no stone unturned to undercut their relations, observers say.