A suicide bomber that struck near the Russian embassy in Kabul on Wednesday targeted a van full of employees from Tolo News, Afghanistan’s first 24-hour TV news channel.
The rocket attack occurred a day before a meeting of Afghan and international officials aimed at laying the groundwork for peace talks with the Taliban.
The home of a tribal elder in the Afghan city of Jalalabad was attacked when people were gathered to celebrate his son's release from Taliban captivity.
Afghan security forces battled a group of gunmen near the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Sunday.
The Afghans reportedly conducted a successful raid on a Taliban prison in Helmand province with minimal help from US forces.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack that targeted a restaurant popular with Afghan officials and foreign diplomats.
Afghan forces are desperately trying to retain control of Sangin, a district capital in Helmand province, which is on the verge of falling back into Taliban hands.
The deputy governor of Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand province issued a public plea for President Ashraf Ghani to send help after months of heavy fighting.
A suicide attack at guest house attached to Spanish embassy in Kabul was the latest in a series of assaults on targets linked to foreigners in the Afghan capital.
The last of 11 Taliban militants who infiltrated the airport was killed late on Wednesday, more than 24 hours after the attack began. Scores of civilians died in the fighting.
Militants fought security forces Tuesday as regional powers geared up for a conference intended to kickstart peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
Afghan police fired in the air to disperse protesters who tried to scale walls near the president's palace as huge demonstrations took place over the murder of seven members of the Hazara ethnic minority.