Aid organisations say thousands of people have been affected by flash floods in western Afghanistan.
The latest violence comes despite stepped-up efforts by the United States to find a negotiated end to the country’s 17-year war.
It's not opium farming but cooking meth that the district of Ghoryan quickly earned a reputation for, with traffickers buying the drug from locals at phenomenally low prices.
No group has taken responsibility for the assault on two army outposts late in Herat's Shindand district, but authorities blame the Taliban.
Meanwhile, a director of a local TV station was kidnapped in the eastern Nangarhar province and a suspected US drone strike in the Paktika province killed a local government employee believed to have links to militants.
Breaking traditional barriers in conservative Herat province the war torn country's first female coders have created a game based on Afghanistan's struggle to eradicate the vast opium poppy fields ruled by the Taliban.
Mohammad Asif Qaderyan, father of 14-year-old Fatemah Qaderyan died in a Daesh attack that targeted a mosque in Herat in western Afghanistan.
A suicide and gun attack on a Shia mosque in the western city of Herat also wounded over 60 individuals, mostly thought to be worshippers. More than 1,700 civilians have been killed in attacks in Afghanistan so far this year.
The bomb went off as people made their way into a central mosque for prayers in Herat. Local media reports say at least 10 were killed and the death toll may increase.
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