Deepening morass

Print edition : July 24, 2015

A scene near the Afghan parliament in Kabul after the blast on June 22. Photo: Mohammad Ismail/REUTERS

Afghan lawmakers leave the main hall after a suicide attack in front of the main gate of the parliament. Photo: Dr. Naqibullah Faiq/AP

An Afghan refugee girl with her goat at a camp on the outskirts of Kunduz province, north of Kabul. Photo: Rahmat Gul/AP

The Taliban’s attack on the Afghan parliament, the latest in a spate of offensives, and a steady rise in its territorial gains are ominous signs that Afghanistan may be close to losing its fragile democracy.
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