An Afghan policeman stands guard as smoke and flames rise from the site of a huge blast struck near the entrance of Kabul’s international airport, in Kabul. A huge blast struck near the entrance of Kabul’s international airport on Monday during the peak lunchtime period, officials said, warning that heavy casualties were expected. “The explosion occurred at the first check point of Kabul airport,” said deputy Kabul police chief Sayed Gul Agha Rouhani.
A member of the Afghan security forces keeps watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. A suicide car bomber slammed into a convoy of foreign forces in the Afghan capital on Tuesday
An Afghan policeman reacts at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan June on Tuesday. A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops serving with NATO on the main road running between Kabul’s airport and the U.S. embassy
An Afghan woman holds her child as she visits the inauguration of “Spring of Holy Koran” exhibition during the month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday
A female Afghan drug addict sits near a bridge inhabited by drug addicts in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday
Afghan spectators in Kabul bet money on the sidelines of a quail fight, a popular sport in Afghanistan. Two birds are placed inside a circle and made to fight each other until one of the bird runs out of the circle and the bird that stays is declared the winner. Bird fighting was not allowed during the years of rule by the Taliban regime
An Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. A bomb exploded in the parking lot of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Justice on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens as civil servants were leaving work for the day
Protesters demand justice for a woman beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of burning the Koran last week, in downtown of Kabul, Afghanistan. Men and women of all ages carried banners bearing the bloodied face of Farkhunda, a 27-year-old religious scholar, who like many Afghans went by one name. She was beaten, run over by a car and burned before her body was thrown into the Kabul river.
A health worker gives polio vaccine drops to a child on the second day of a national campaign in Afghanistan on Monday. Nearly nine million children in the country are being immunised during the three-day programme.
Male civil society members wear burqas to protest violence against women, ahead of International Women’s Day, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Afghan children sail on a homemade boat in a lake on the outskirts of Kabul on Tuesday. Each ride costs 50 Afghanis ($0.87)
Afghan shoe-shine boy Sameiullah, 11, leaves his house for the Karta-e-Sakhi cemetery where he waits for customers daily, in Kabul
Afghan National Army soldiers perform during their graduation ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan horse riders compete for the goat during a friendly buzkashi match on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday. Buzkashi is a traditional and the national sport of Afghanistan, where players compete to place a goat carcass into a goal circle
An Afghan man kicks a poster of Pakistani religious leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman during a demonstration against his visit in Kabul on Thursday
A girl stands among Afghan women lining up to receive winter relief assistance donated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kabul, on Wednesday
An Afghan man heads home, walking through a dust cloud as the sun sets in Kabul on Monday.
A British security official escorts a survivor from the wreckage of a British embassy vehicle after a suicide attack in Kabul on Thursday. A suicide bomber struck the vehicle in Afghanistan’s capital on Thursday, killing at least three people and wounding many bystanders
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Afghan security force keeps watch as they block a road at the site of suicide car bomb at the gate of Green Village compound, a large fortified complex where many foreign employees live and work in Kabul. A Taliban suicide car bomb exploded close to a compound that houses many international contractors, officials said, the latest in a series of explosions to rock the Afghan capital in recent days.
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Afghan army officers take part in a training exercise at the Kabul Military Training Centre in Kabul.