Afghanistan

Bloody tailspin

Print edition : June 22, 2018

At the site of a blast in Kandahar province on May 22. Photo: Ahmad Nadeem/Reuters

An injured man being taken to hospital after a blast at a voter registration centre in Khost province on May 6. Photo: Farid Zahir/AFP

President Ashraf Ghani. Photo: Jeenah Moon/Reuters

A wave of suicide attacks and threats from the Taliban ensure that people stay away from the voter registration process for elections scheduled in September even as the Donald Trump administration targets the Taliban with more lethal firearms.
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