Among the dead were four civilians and three police officers, while another eight civilians were wounded. Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul.
The decision resolves the question of what would happen after President Ashraf Ghani's term expires on May 22. The presidential elections were initially slated for April 20 but were delayed until July 20, then pushed back again until September 28.
Afghan politics has always been a complicated and ruthless affair, yet Karzai has withstood the turbulence like no leader before him.
The Taliban-Afghan talks which was due to take place in Doha this weekend, fell apart at the last minute in a row over the large number of delegates Kabul wanted to send.
While years of government neglect caused the antagonism between the state and the local population, a fusion of international actors fuelled the conflict.
Senior figures from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party are using alarming election campaign rhetoric that alienates and endangers Muslims.
Foreign invaders and elite urban Afghans have long underestimated or ignored rural Afghanistan, and they have all paid the price of doing so.
Refugee Rights Europe says refugees and migrants in northern French city are at risk of imprisonment, deportation, and even death.
Donald Trump's move to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organisation is part of a larger campaign to isolate and weaken Iran while strengthening Israel's position in the region.
US DNA tests have confirmed the death of a pro-Daesh commander who was a key leader of the terrorist group that laid siege to Marawi City in the southern Philippines in 2017.
The Taliban effectively control nearly half of Afghanistan and have continued to launch daily attacks on security forces despite holding several rounds of peace talks with the United States in recent months.
Images of Taliban fighters acquiring enemy weaponry have been shared on social media and the fact is that the Taliban gets its arms from different sources for years. But what impact does this have on the war.
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