Taliban insurgents have attacked the Independent Election HQ in Kabul, as Afghans prepare to vote in a new president in a week.
At least 26 people have been killed and another 52 injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up during Persian New Year's celebrations in Kabul. The "Islamic State" group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
"Islamic State" has once again chosen to target Shiites in its latest Kabul attack that killed at least 26 people. Experts say the group is trying to create sectarian rifts in the country and use them to its advantage.
Gunmen opened fire on guests at the Intercontinental Hotel in western Kabul, killing at least 18 people and wounding many more. Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the attack, which lasted 13 hours.
A new government report on military and civilian engagement in Afghanistan makes no mention of progress. According to Berlin, the worsening security situation is severely hampering Germany's commitment to reconstruction.
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