A week of bloodshed: Deadly attacks in Afghanistan between October 17-23
The past week has been one of the bloodiest in war-weary Afghanistan in recent memory
Monday October 23
An Afghan official said four policemen were killed in a Taliban attack on a security post in the southeastern province of Ghazni
Saturday October 21
A suicide bomber killed 15 army trainees and wounded four others as they travelled home on a bus from their base in Kabul, the Afghan capital. The Taliban claimed the attack.
Friday October 20
A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Shiite Imam Zaman mosque during evening prayers in Kabul, killing 56 people and wounding 55 others. ISIL claimed the attack.
Separately, another suicide bombing killed at least 33 people at a mosque in the central province of Ghor on Friday. That attack appeared to target a local leader from the Jamiat political party, said Balkh provincial governor Atta Mohammad Noor, a leading figure in Jamiat. No one claimed responsibility.
Thursday October 19
Around 50 soldiers were killed in a Taliban assault on a military base in the southern province of Kandahar. The militants razed the base to the ground.
Elsewhere, Taliban insurgents besieged a police headquarters in Ghazni province, attacking it for the second time in a week.
Tuesday October 17
Dozens of security personnel were killed and scores wounded in Taliban attacks on a police headquarters in Ghazni province and a police training centre in the eastern province of Paktia. A senior provincial commander was among the dead.
Updated: October 23, 2017 03:27 PM