Since NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was disbanded, the Taliban has regained control of much of Afghanistan. Violence and the threat of terrorism take a daily toll on residents of the capital Kabul.
The Afghan government refused to join a Moscow-hosted peace conference attended by a Taliban delegation. Observers say the absence of officials from Kabul unnecessarily delays the peace process in a 17-year-long war.
Afghanistan's first parliamentary election since 2010 has been hit by violence and chaos, with several attacks killing at least 36 people. Authorities faced outrage over poor organization and technical glitches.
Maulana Sami ul Haq was stabbed in his home by unknown attackers, family members have said, though questions remain. The Islamist cleric trained members of the Afghan Taliban and was an ally of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Technical issues persisted on the second day of the violence-marred parliamentary elections. Around 3 million Afghans voted defying calls from the Taliban militant group to boycott the ballot.
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