War in Afghanistan, or Afghan war, may refer to:
- Conquest of Afghanistan by Alexander the Great (330 BC – 327 BC)
- Islamic conquest of Afghanistan (637–709)
- Conquest of Afghanistan by the Mongol Empire (13th century), see Mongol invasion of Central Asia
- The Mughal Empire's various campaigns against the Persians for control of Afghanistan
- The collapse of the Mughal Empire led the Durranis to counter Indian and Persian aggression
- Anglo-Afghan Wars (First British involvement with Afghanistan):
- Panjdeh incident (1885)
- Reforms of Amānullāh Khān and civil war (1929), civil war occurred when Habibullāh Kalakāni briefly overthrew the government and became emir
- War in Afghanistan (1978–present) (sometimes known as "Second Afghan Civil War"):
- Saur Revolution (1978), Communist insurrection
- Soviet–Afghan War (1979–1989), Soviet involvement
- Afghan Civil War (1989–92), collapse of the communist Najibullah government
- Afghan Civil War (1992–96), leads to the Taliban controlling most of Afghanistan, with the Northern Alliance controlling northern Afghanistan
- Afghan Civil War (1996–2001), Taliban period
- War in Afghanistan (2001–present), the American-led invasion
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