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Taliban attack targeting US commander kills Afghan police chief

A Taliban-claimed attack on the top US commander in Afghanistan and senior Afghan security officials kills at least three people, including anti-Taliban strongman and police chief General Abdul Raziq.

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Afghan war veterans prepare for battle at Invictus Games

Discarding their prosthetic legs and wheelchairs, Afghan war veterans disfigured by Taliban bombs and bullets have been preparing for their next battle: the Invictus Games.

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Afghanistan to use biometrics to prevent fraud in elections

Biometric verification machines will be used for the first time in the Afghan election. They are designed to prevent people voting more than once, but there are fears these may fail to work or not arrive at polling centres in time.

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Afghan farmers fleeing drought face more hardship in camps

More than 250,000 people in western Afghanistan have been displaced by a months-long drought that has forced farmers to abandon their lands for makeshift tents that have mushroomed across an unforgiving landscape.

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Suicide attack kills at least 13 during Afghan election rally

A suicide attack on a political rally in eastern Afghanistan kills at least 13 people according to officials, as the country braces for an escalation in violence ahead of this month’s parliamentary election.

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Afghan election campaign kicks off amid violence, fraud claims

Campaigning for Afghanistan’s long-delayed parliamentary elections kicks off, as a crescendo of deadly violence and claims of widespread fraud fuel debate over whether the vote will go ahead.