Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented ceasefire and resumed attacks in parts of the country.
The ceasefire, which is the first since the Taliban was driven from power in 2001, excludes operations against foreign based forces in Afghanistan and comes in the wake of a government ceasefire.
A suicide bomber stuck a gathering of the country's top clerics in Kabul. The clerics had issued an Islamic ruling (fatwa), declaring that suicide attacks are "haram" – forbidden under Islamic law. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.
A foundation set up shop in Kabul 12 years ago to preserve art forms that go back centuries crafts like ceramics, woodworking and calligraphy. More than three dozen artisans completed its latest masterpiece, a silk Quran.
Kabul police chief Daud Amin says seven attackers were killed by security forces between the first and second security perimeter outside the ministry building. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.
At least nine people were killed and eight more wounded during an apparently botched operation by Afghanistan's special forces in the province of Nangarhar, amid rising civilian deaths.
The campaign to categorise Afghanistan as a "safe country" is misguided and perpetuates the cycle of displacement for Afghans in Europe, Iran and Pakistan.
A blast in Kandahar and attacks by Taliban militants in the eastern Ghazni province have killed dozens of people in the latest wave of violence in Afghanistan, officials say.
Taliban and Daesh group claimed responsibility for the attacks on two police stations in the Afghan capital. Officials say a total of eight suicide bombers took part in the attacks in which over a dozen people were wounded as well.
Thirty-six people, 30 of whom were children were killed in the attack in which rockets and heavy machine gun fire was used on the madrasa in Kunduz, according to the UN investigation.
Some sources claimed that as many as 21 people had been killed in the blast at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan.
A twin bomb blast in Kabul was the deadliest attack on journalists since 2001, while another attack in Kandahar killed 11 children.
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