Tehran’s political and military involvement in Syria and Iraq have helped to turn their state structures upside-down.
The attacks mark a major escalation in a decades-old conflict in the country's northern region, where several groups are fighting for greater autonomy for ethnic minorities.
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.
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