Victims lie dead and severely wounded at the site of a bomb that had been disguised inside an ambulance and detonated in an area of small businesses and a hospital in central Kabul. 103 were killed and more than 150 wounded by the bomb for which the Taliban claimed responsibility. Kabul, January, 2018.
A man with minor injuries makes his way away from the site of the bombing that the Taliban said had targeted police at a checkpoint and at the nearby Interior Ministry administrative office. Kabul, January, 2018.
Survivors of a bombing at the opposite end Chicken Street (pictured) run for safety. Kabul, January, 2018.
Four thousand Afghans were applying for passports at the country’s only passport office at the time of this photograph, with queues forming as early as 1AM in the morning. Most were seeking to travel to neighbouring Iran after Tehran eliminated a 200 Euro fee that had previously made the trip prohibitive for many. Kabul, February, 2018.
Spectators depart a buzkashi match in the northern city of Mazar-i Sharif on Nawroz, the Persian New Year. Balkh Province, March, 2018.
Mustafa was helped with motorcycle maintenance by his son Nasir while his daughters Rukia and Giti wore the new dresses they’d bought to celebrate Nawroz, the Persian New Year. Kabul, March, 2018.
Colleagues of Shah Marai, Agence France Presse’s Chief Photographer in Afghanistan who was killed in a suicide bombing that also claimed the lives of nine other journalists, attend his burial in the family village in Guldara District on the afternoon of his death. Marai’s photographer-colleague Wakil Kohsar is pictured at centre. The so-called Islamic State Khorasan Province claimed responsibility for the attack which began with the bombing of the National Directorate of Security. When journalists arrived to cover the attack a second bomber detonated his explosives amongst them. Kabul, April, 2018.
On the second day of an overlap in unilateral ceasefires ordered by the Afghan government and Taliban leadership, respectively, for the first time since they were ousted from power in 2001, members of the Taliban and their supporters openly entered Kabul. Leaving their weapons at the gates of the Afghan capital, they were mostly welcomed by crowds of cheering and waving residents, while some looked on warily. Kabul, June, 2018
Seven children from the Ibrahim Khil family lost at least one leg each when a rocket propelled grenade that landed near their home in Surkh Rod District, Nangarhar Province, but didn't initially explode, was picked up by one of the children, carried home and dropped, at which point it then exploded, killing four and maiming seven children, left home one morning for school on crutches provided by the International Committee for the Red Cross.