At least 56 people were killed in three militant attacks January 10.
ISIL bears blame for slaughtering 13 coal miners in Baghlan January 6, officials say.
Sectarian attacks committed by the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) in Afghanistan are meant to divide Shia and Sunni Muslims, but Afghans are resisting the message of hate.
Ongoing efforts on both sides of border are undermining the financial viability of militants in Afghanistan who depend heavily on drugs for income.
Many militants have realised their leaders are waging a phony 'jihad' against the Afghan people and government.
'Attacking the residence of national personalities cannot be justified in any religion and is against Islamic values', Afghan President Ghani said.
Iran is playing a treacherous double game: proclaiming to be fighting terrorism in Iraq and Syria while at the same time supporting atrocities across Afghanistan.
Unknown gunmen killed 5 women and their driver in a drive by shooting at the weekend. Women often face threats from Taliban militants and other insurgent groups.
Evidence is clear that military and financial assistance from Iran is fueling Taliban attacks across Afghanistan.
Militants have damaged 50 mosques, over 300 schools and more than 40 health centres in the past two months.
The Taliban's financial resources are dwindling every day, a former senior Taliban diplomat confessed recently.
Faizul Rehman was on his way home to visit his family when the Taliban hanged him in public on a false pretext.