Terrorism

Death toll in ISIS attack on Kabul airport rises to 23

The blast coincided with the return to Afghanistan of First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, who narrowly escaped the attack.

ISIS bomber strikes Kabul as UN reports record high civilian deaths

More Afghans died in the first six months of 2018 than in any other year during the same period since the UN began keeping records. ISIS was responsible for 52% of the casualties suffered in suicide and 'complex' attacks, while 40% are attributed to the Taliban.

Attack on government compound in Jalalabad leaves at least 11 dead

Afghan security forces killed two gunmen who attacked a provincial education department compound a day after an ISIS suicide bombing rocked the city, officials say.

Screaming children 'swallowed' by flames during ISIS attack in Jalalabad

The attack comes a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed 'hope' for peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban.

Grief and anger follow ISIS attack on Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

An ISIS suicide bomber killed 19 people and wounded 21 others in Jalalabad over the weekend.

ISIS suicide blast outside government ministry in Kabul kills 13, wounds 31

The 'Islamic State of Iraq and Syria' (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes before the start of a unilateral cease-fire declared by the Afghan government with the Taliban.

Bomber strikes Afghan clerics who declared suicide bombing 'haram'

The explosion took place about an hour after the Ulema Council issued a fatwa declaring suicide attacks to be haram and urging the Taliban to join the peace process.

Rehab centre in Syria seeks to tame ISIS 'cubs'

Teenagers recruited by ISIS, whether voluntarily or by force, are being given a second chance at a centre where they participate in sports and learn history, geography and 'morality'.

ISIS beheading of 3 brothers exemplifies militancy's risks to loved ones

The three brothers were on track for a bright future until their lives were cut short. Before they could exact revenge on ISIS for killing their father a year earlier, the terrorists struck first, leaving the brothers' family in ruin.

Afghan forces redouble resolve as blasts, gun battles rock Kabul

The Taliban's declaration of war will not undermine the Afghan government's resolve for peace, officials say.