A Spanish policeman has died in an attack near the Spanish embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul. Seven other people are said to have been injured. At least three Taliban attackers are still holed up near the embassy, exchanging gunfire with police.
US President Donald Trump warned against a "hasty withdrawal" from Afghanistan while announcing a new strategy for the war-torn country. However, he refused to provide details on the number of additional troops.
A concert by female singer Aryana Sayeed commemorating Afghanistan's Independence Day stirred a controversy in the war-torn country. The event was eventually cancelled allegedly due to pressure from religious clerics.
The Afghanistan affiliate of the "Islamic State" militant group has claimed credit for an attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul. The attack comes as "IS" is being driven out of territory it held in Iraq and Syria.
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.
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