The Afghan War is the internal conflict that started in 1978 between anti-communist Islamic guerrillas and the communist government in Afghanistan at the time, aided by Soviet troops, leading to the government being overthrown in 1992. On a broader perspective, the term also refers to military activity in Afghanistan post-1992, but other than the Afghanistan War that ended in 2014, a U.S-led invasion was launched in response to the 9/11 attacks in 2001. In the light of this broader definition, several analysts consider the Afghan War to have lasted through the 21st century and overlap with the U.S-led Afghanistan War.
The Afghan afghani is the official national currency of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The ISO 4217 code of the currency, AFN, was introduced in 2002 as a means of stabilizing the currency and reducing inflation. Before this change, the afghani was circulated under the symbol AFA. Even though the AFN enjoys comparatively lower rates of inflation today, Afghanistan has gone through severe inflation in the past. Today, the afghani is managed by the central bank of Afghanistan "Da Afghanistan Bank." The objective of its monetary policy is to minimize the risk of inflation while regulating the floating exchange rate regime.