In Afghanistan, authorities are searching for answers after a deadly 13-hour long attack on Kabul's landmark Intercontinental Hotel. Officials have confirmed 19 deaths so far. The Taliban has claimed responsiblity.
At two least gunmen have been killed while attempting to lay siege to an intelligence facility in the Afghan capital. A day before, scores of students were killed in an attack described by rights groups as a war crime.
Jalaluddin Haqqani, head of the Haqqani network insurgent group, has passed away, according to the Afghan Taliban. He led one of the most potent military factions operating in Afghanistan.
Two Afghan reporters recently lost their lives while covering a deadly blast in Kabul. The killings underscore the danger of working as reporters on the ground in conflict-plagued areas.
Saad Erhabi, the fourth leader of Islamic State's (IS) branch in Afghanistan, has been killed, Afghan authorities say. US forces say its joint raid "targeted a senior leader of a designated terrorist organization."
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