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Afghan police discover mass graves after village attack

Afghan police have discovered mass graves containing the bodies of at least 36 victims of a recent militant attack on a village, officials said on Wednesday, as cited by Reuters. One grave in the northern province of Sar-e Pul held 28 bodies and another...

Mass grave with around 40 bodies discovered in northern Sari Pul, Afghanistan

Local Afghans and security forces discovered around 40 bodies in a mass grave in the northern Sari Pul province on Tuesday amid government forces' cleanup operations in the troubled region, reported Xinhua news agency. Militants loyal to the Islamic State group and Taliban outfit have...

Afghan forces airstrikes killed 19 militants, injured 8 others

At least 19 militants have been confirmed dead and eight others injured as government forces aircrafts targeted Taliban hideouts in Aqcha district of Jawzjan district with Shiberghan as its capital over the past two days, an army spokesman Nasratullah Jamshidi said Monday, as cited...

US airstrikes kill key IS commander in Afghanistan

Several senior members of Islamic State's central Asian affiliate were killed in a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday, as cited by Reuters. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/896646860127035393 The attack on Thursday killed Abdul Rahman, identified by the U.S. military as the Kunar provincial emir for Islamic...

US-led airstrike in Afghanistan killed 16 civilians

Afghan officials say at least 16 civilians have been killed by the latest US-led airstrike in the country’s east. A spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province said women and children were among the fatalities. Washington has not commented on the report yet. US airplanes frequently...

Afghan government forces operation killed at least 8 militants

The Afghan security forces have regained control of villages from militants in the northern Badakhshan province, leaving at least 8 insurgents dead and 13 others injured, an official said Saturday. "The strategic areas, including several villages in Tagab district, have been cleared of the Taliban...

13 civilians killed as mortar mines hit residential area in N Afghanistan

A total of 13 civilians were killed and three others injured as two mortar mines fired by militants struck a residential area in Dawlatabad district of the northern Faryab province on Friday night, a local official said on the condition of anonymity on Saturday.

10 people killed after gunmen opened fire near a mosque in Takhar, Afghanistan

At least 10 people were killed and over a dozen others wounded after gunmen exchanged fire near a mosque in Afghanistan's northern province of Takhar on Friday, a local official and witnesses said.

Germany will still deport some Afghans

German officials say a review of the security situation in Afghanistan supports the current practice of deporting certain Afghan asylum seekers back to the country. A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry says a recent official report concluded that the conflict in Afghanistan doesn’t put all...

Civilians massacre in Afghanistan’s Sar-e Pol by Taliban has risen to 60

The death toll from the massacre of civilians in Afghanistan’s northern province of Sar-e Pol has risen to 60. The mass killing occurred in Mirzawalang after the Taliban claimed they had captured the mainly Shia village over the weekend. The attack was reportedly carried out...

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