How a Longstanding Rivalry Spiraled Into 5 Deaths Between 2 Families

In Afghanistan, a rise in targeted attacks that the governments seems unable to stop has also encouraged the settling of old scores through vendetta killings.

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Targeted Killings Are Terrorizing Afghans. And No One Is Claiming Them.

Most officials believe the Taliban are behind the attacks on civil leaders, but others fear that factions are using chaos as a cover to settle scores, in an echo of Afghanistan’s past civil war.

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Al Qaeda Feels Losses in Syria and Afghanistan but Stays Resilient

American drones and U.S. allies killed several Qaeda leaders and operatives in the past week. But the organization has “ingrained itself in local communities and conflicts,” according to the U.N.

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Taliban Stage a Major Attack, as Violence Intensifies in Northern Afghanistan

A squad of insurgents detonated a car bomb at the entrance of the Afghan intelligence headquarters in Aybak, and then stormed the offices in a sustained gun battle.

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