This week in Afghanistan, at least 100 people were killed in suicide attacks, two of which occurred in Kabul city. Taleban attacks on Afghan security checkpoints continued into the reporting period, although on a comparatively limited scale following large scale assaults on police compounds in Paktia and Ghazni on October 17th and Kandahar on October 19th. Of concern, a recent US report claimed Afghan security forces were being killed at a rate of approximately 600 a month in battles and targeted bombings earlier this year. Meanwhile, the Pakistani Foreign Minister said that approximately 45% of Afghanistan’s territory is currently under the direct control of either the Taleban of IS. Read more in our Afghanistan Weekly Security report.