Taliban militants have captured a key Afghan district after a year-long offensive bringing further fears of ramped up insurgency for the Kabul government.
A suicide car bomber targeted a checkpoint in southern Helmand province manned by intelligence officers, in the latest attack by Taliban insurgents on Afghan security.
The Taliban's infamous Spring offensive seems well underway with another bombing leave Kabul shocked and wondering whether security forces can control the volatile situation.
IS-linked media said its militants carried out an undercover attack at an Afghan military hospital in Kabul, as security forces struggle to cope with a growing insurgency.
Afghanistan is reeling from another suspected Taliban attack, as an ongoing firefight rages between security forces and militants, holed up in a military hospital.
Al-Qaeda has confirmed that deputy leader Abu Khayr al-Masri was killed in a drone strike by the US-led coalition in Syria.
At least 16 people have been killed when Taliban militants bombed several Afghan security centres in the capital Kabul, in another day of bloody violence for the country.
The Taliban have launched a wave of attacks on Afghan security forces in Kabul, as the army and police struggle to cope with a resurgence in militant activity.
Afghanistan has witnessed another insider attack in its armed forces, as the country's military struggles to cope with a resurgent Taliban.
An Emirati ambassador to Afghanistan has died from wounds sustained in a bombing in Kandahar last month, which left five other UAE officials dead.