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.
The Greek island camp is full of Afghan refugees, who spend their days in what they say is "filth and degradation".
Officials say Wednesday's three assaults on Afghanistan's security forces left another 23 local law-enforcement personnel wounded.
From increased trade connectivity with Europe to construction of energy pipelines and some room for political optimism - this is some of the progress in Afghanistan that hasn't been making headlines.
Turkish officials say their emphasis is on educating girls in Afghanistan as the female literacy rate in the war-torn country stands at a mere 17 percent, according to the UN.
A military official said most of the soldiers killed in the Taliban attack were young recruits.
Attackers used military uniforms and vehicles to pass three checkpoints before launching their attack, an Afghan army official said.
ICRC puts its aid operations across Afghanistan "on hold" after the attack. The ICRC employees were slain while they were carrying supplies to avalanche-hit areas in the north of Afghanistan.
The Afghan government falls short in taking measures for women issues and right groups say eight out of ten women have been sexually, physically or psychologically abused.
A bombing in the northern city of Balkh marks the second time in 24 hours that Shia Muslims were targeted in the country.
Flash floods in northern Afghanistan kill at least 38 people overnight, Afghan officials say
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