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Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed, says government

The exact number of ISIS fighters in Afghanistan is difficult to calculate because they frequently switch allegiances.

26 Aug 2018 6:26 PM

Taliban released 160 civilians, at least 20 others still captive, said official

Nearly 200 passengers were taken as hostages by Taliban insurgents near the northern province of Kunduz on Monday.

21 Aug 2018 5:43 PM

Militants clash with official forces in Kabul, rockets fired

It was unclear who was responsible for the assault, which came as the President made a speech marking the first day of Eid al-Adha holiday.

21 Aug 2018 3:17 PM

Taliban takes over 100 hostage in Afghanistan: Officials

The ambush came despite President Ashraf Ghani's announcement of a conditional ceasefire with the Taliban during Eid al-Adha this week.

20 Aug 2018 2:12 PM

Gunmen attack Afghan intelligence training centre in Kabul

'Clashes are ongoing and the area is cordoned off by the Afghan security forces,' said Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai.

16 Aug 2018 1:32 PM

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At least 9 dead, 11 injured in Kabul suicide bomb blast

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which came after several weeks of relative calm in Kabul.

15 Aug 2018 6:32 PM

At least 30 killed by Taliban attacks on checkpoints in Afghanistan

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack.

15 Aug 2018 2:05 PM

Twin suicide blasts kill at least 20 inside Afghan Shiite mosque

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

03 Aug 2018 4:59 PM

Indian among 3 foreigners abducted, killed in Kabul: Police

Abducted near Pul-e-Charkhi in eastern outskirts of Kabul, their bodies were found in a car parked in Mussahi district in southern Kabul.

02 Aug 2018 2:13 PM

Blasts, gunshots rock Afghanistan’s Jalalabad again

The attack is the latest in a series to have hit Jalalabad in recent weeks, causing dozens of casualties.

28 Jul 2018 1:40 PM

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Blast hits Kabul airport on return of exiled Afghan vice prez Dostum; 11 dead

Senior govt officials, political leaders, supporters were leaving airport after greeting ethnic Uzbek leader when explosion happened.

22 Jul 2018 9:30 PM

Suicide bombing in Kabul causes at least 10 casualties

Ministry spokesman Fraidoon Azhand said bomber struck at security gate, six people were killed and 12 were wounded.

15 Jul 2018 7:17 PM

At least 10 dead, 300 homes destroyed as landslide hits Afghan village

Two helicopters with rescue team, emergency aid flew to northeastern province of Panjshir where disaster struck on Wednesday night.

12 Jul 2018 2:32 PM

‘Leave for India or convert to Islam’: Afghan’s Sikhs weigh future after IS terror attack

The attack targeted 'Afghanistan’s multicultural fabric', Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday.

02 Jul 2018 9:41 PM

Government doesn’t care: Anger after Sikhs, Hindus die in Jalalabad attack

At least 19 people were killed and 21 wounded when suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of Sikhs and Hindus waiting to meet President.

02 Jul 2018 3:10 PM

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Afghan president orders troops to resume operations against Taliban

Saturday’s announcement means Afghan security forces, which adopted defensive posture since Eid, can resume operations against Taliban.

30 Jun 2018 2:50 PM

Taliban kills 16 Afghan soldiers, abducts 13 engineers after ceasefire ends

On Wednesday, Taliban killed 30 soldiers, captured military base, gained control of 2 checkpoints, ambushed reinforcements in Badghis.

22 Jun 2018 1:50 PM

Dozens of Afghan peace protestors arrive in Kabul as Taliban ends ceasefire

Exhausted after 700 km trek, most of it during Ramadan month, marchers walked through Kabul shouting 'We want peace!', 'Stop fighting!'.

18 Jun 2018 2:20 PM

Afghan President announces ceasefire extension with Taliban

President Ashraf Ghani also urged the Taliban to extend their three-day ceasefire which is due to end Sunday.

17 Jun 2018 11:40 AM

Car bomb kills 26 at ceasefire gathering of Taliban, Afghan armed forces

The Taliban announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday, which began on Friday, except against foreign forces.

16 Jun 2018 8:28 PM

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