Two locations in the Afghan capital have been struck by explosions and armed fighters. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attacks that are seen as the beginning of a spring offensive.
The International Criminal Court's prosecutor has requested a full investigation in Afghanistan. US and Afghan military personnel could be indicted, along with Taliban members, for committing crimes against humanity.
Armed gunmen broke into the Kabul offices of 24-hour satellite TV station Shamshad after setting off explosions. Within hours, security forces brought the latest attack on Afghan media offices to an end.
Taliban attacks on checkpoints in the Afghan provinces of Kandahar and Farah have left dozens of security personnel dead. The night-time assaults coincide with a survey showing Afghans deeply worried about their safety.
Fifteen cadets have died in the second deadly suicide bomb attack in the capital, Kabul, within 24 hours. An attack on a mosque on Friday evening claimed at least 56 lives and injured some 55 more.
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