IS militants abduct and kill 30 in Afghanistan: Officials
The killings occurred late Tuesday in north of Firoz Koh, the capital of Ghor province, with the local government calling it a revenge attack after a local IS commander was gunned down.
Pak to attend Heart of Asia conference in India
The official said Pakistan's participation in the meeting "would convey a 'loud and clear' message to the world that unlike India, it was in favour of reaching out to its neighbours for bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan".
Report shows increase in Afghanistan opium poppy cultivation
The report released Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, showed the total area under cultivation in Afghanistan at an estimated 201,000 hectares (496,681 acres) in 2016, a 10 percent increase from the 183,000 hectares (452,200 acres) in 2015.
UN report: More children dying from conflict in Afghanistan
A report by UNAMA released says the Afghanistan mission documented a total of 2,461 children's casualties in 2016 and 639 deaths and 1,822 wounded.