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A suicide bomber has targeted a gathering of Muslim religious scholars in Kabul, killing more than 50 people, Reuters reported, citing government officials.
In Baghlan province men and women came out in numbers to vote and created human chains around six polling stations to prevent the entry of suicide bombers.
Taliban militants have told people not to take part in what they consider a foreign-imposed process and warning election centres may be attacked.
Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has urged all Afghans to vote in parliamentary elections, amid concerns that violence will keep voters away from polling stations.
The total number of deaths in Afghanistan's conflict was listed at 19,694 in 2017, according to figures.
Jalaluddin Haqqani founded the Haqqani network, one of the most powerful groups in the Afghan insurgency, in the 1970s.
Multiple rockets hit near the diplomatic area in the Afghan capital Kabul early Tuesday, as officials said fighting had broken out between security forces and militants in the city's old quarter.
Islamic insurgents in Afghanistan have promised to release “hundreds of prisoners” after President Ashraf Ghani announced a long-term ceasefire would take place from Monday.
Taliban say they'll release hundreds of prisoners
Gunmen attacked an intelligence training centre in Kabul on Thursday just hours after at least thirty people died in a suicide bombing at an educational centre in the city
The attack was followed by another on an intelligence service in the capital.
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A suicide bomber killed three NATO service members on a foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, and Taliban militants claimed responsibility.
Gunmen stormed a government building in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, taking dozens of hostages.
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Euronews' correspondent Masoud Imani Kalesar visited Kabul in the wake of a deadly ambulance blast which killed dozens, and witnessed the violence - and Afghans' defiance - first hand.