More than 1.2 million internally displaced people live in Afghanistan, according to a report by Amnesty International. The number has more than doubled in the past three years. Many refugees live in "horrific" conditions, on the brink of survival.
About 50 people have been shot and killed in a village in a remote part of Afghanistan, where the Taliban and Islamic State have a presence. The attackers are believed to be a mixed group of Taliban and "IS" militants.
Taliban and Islamic State fighters have added a new twist to the Afghan conflict by carrying out a number of deadly attacks on the Shiite Muslim minority. Experts warn of increased sectarian clashes in the future.
Reports of delays from President Donald Trump's administration in presenting a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan indicate dissonance in the White House on how to resolve the conflict.
A day after the deadly attack on a Shiite mosque, a NATO convoy has been targeted by Taliban militants. Authorities have yet to offer figures, but have confirmed there were casualties.
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