• In this Sunday, July 24, 2016 photo, a U.S. military personal stands guard during a graduation ceremony in Lashkargah, capital of southern Helmand province, Afghanistan. An important district in Afghanistan's southern poppy-growing province of Helmand has fallen to Taliban control after heavy fighting that killed or wounded up to 20 police officers, an official said on Saturday. (AP Photos/Abdul Khaliq)

    Afghan official: Taliban capture district in Helmand

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An important district in Afghanistan’s southern poppy-growing province of Helmand has fallen under Taliban control after heavy fighting that killed around 17 police and wounded up to 10 others, an official said on Saturday.

  • This undated photo posted on Facebook on April 30, 2016, shows Micah Johnson, who was a suspect in the slayings of five law enforcement officers in Dallas, July 7, 2016, during a protest over recent fatal police shootings of black men. Johnson, the Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers, had kept an unauthorized grenade in his room on an Afghanistan base in 2014, according to a report released Friday, July 29, by Army officials investigating a sexual harassment complaint against him. (Facebook via AP)

    Army report: Grenade found in room of Dallas gunman in 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers had kept an unauthorized grenade in his room on an Afghanistan base in 2014, according to a report by Army officials investigating a sexual harassment complaint against him.

  • Migrants and refugees that were marching in protest arrive at a border crossing between Serbia and Hungary in Horgos, some 160 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, July 24, 2016. Several dozen people arrived Sunday near Serbia's border with Hungary in a bid to protest its decision to keep the border shut for most asylum-seekers, which has left several thousand people stranded in Serbia. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

    Protesting migrants ask EU leaders why borders are closed

    HORGOS, Serbia (AP) — A group of migrants and asylum-seekers who set off two days ago on a protest march toward Hungary reached the European Union-member state’s border on Sunday, saying they want to ask European leaders why it is closed for the thousands fleeing war and poverty.

  • Afghans help a man who was injured in a deadly explosion that struck a protest march by ethnic Hazaras, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Afghan Health Ministry officials say tens of people have been killed and over 200 wounded in the bombing Saturday, that was claimed by the Islamic State group according to a statement posted on the IS-linked Aamaq online news agency. The protesters Saturday were demanding that a major regional electric power line be routed through their impoverished home province. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after huge attack

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan marked a national day of mourning on Sunday, a day after at least 80 people were killed by a suicide bomber attack on a peaceful demonstration. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group.

  • In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016 photo, an Afghan soldier guards a checkpoint on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. After two years of heavy casualties, the Afghan military is trying to retake the initiative in the war against militants with a new offensive next week, an assault that will see American troops back working more closely with Afghan soldiers. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    After Obama’s green light, Afghan forces on the offensive

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After two years of heavy casualties, the Afghan military is trying to retake the initiative in the war against militants with a new offensive next week against Islamic State group loyalists, an assault that will see American troops back on the battlefield working more closely with Afghan soldiers.

  • Afghans help an injured man at a hospital after an explosion struck a protest march, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Witnesses in Kabul say that an explosion struck the protest march by members of Afghanistan’s largely Shiite Hazara ethnic minority group, demanding that a major regional electric power line be routed through their impoverished home province. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    IS attack on Afghan protest kills at least 61, wounds 207

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200, marking the first time the extremists have struck Kabul and raising fears of their growing strength and capability in Afghanistan.

  • CAPTION CORRECTION: CORRECTS NAME OF PHOTOGRAPHER TO MASSOUD HOSSAINI -- A bloodied man who carried dead and wounded, speaks on the phone at the site of a suicide attack an explosion that struck a protest march, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Witnesses in Kabul say that an explosion causing multiple casualties struck the march by members of Afghanistan’s largely Shiite Hazara ethnic minority group, who were demanding that a major regional electric power line be routed through their impoverished home province. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    The Latest: Afghan official: Bombing death toll rises to 61

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the deadly bombing of a mass demonstration by members of Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazara minority in the capital, Kabul (all times local):