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Three people killed in explosion in Afghan city

AFGHANISTAN - An explosion at a hotel in the eastern city of Jalalabad killed at least three tribal elders and wounded two, officials said. The cause of the explosion was unclear and there was no announcement of responsibility. The blast took place on the second floor of...

UN: More than 10,000 Afghan civilians killed or wounded last year

AFGHANISTAN - More than 10,000 Afghan civilians have been killed or wounded by violence last year and militant bombings are the main cause, while air strikes by US and government forces have dropped an increasing number of casualties, the United Nations said on Thursday. In August,...

16 members of a popular security force were killed in Afghanistan by a Taliban infiltrator

AFGHANISTAN - A Taliban infiltrator killed 16 members of a pro-government security force in the southern province of Helmand when he turned his weapon against colleagues he had worked with for months, officials said on Monday. A security official told Reuters the Afghan security agency had...

Taliban killed 16 pro-government forces in Helmand

AFGHANISTAN - A Taliban infiltrator killed 16 members of a pro-government militia force in the insurgency ridden southern province of Helmand when he turned his gun on men who he had worked with for months, reported Reuters citing officials as saying on Monday.

Eight militants killed, including a senior Taliban leader in northern Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN - The top Talabani leader, Mir Wali, was among eight militants killed in the Dardid district of the province on Sunday, where there is still ongoing clearance in the troubled region, said Abdul Khalil Asir, spokesman for the northern province of Takhar. "During an operation...

Afghan refugees living between two wars

PAKISTAN - Afghani Mohammed Wali, a fruit seller in a refugee camp, is hungry and harassed in Pakistan to return to his native country where the risks remain, told AFP news agency. Islamabad has stepped up pressure in recent weeks on Afghan refugees, saying militant militants...

US strikes at Taliban bases on the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan

AFGHANISTAN - US strikes Taliban in Afghanistan. US strategic bombers struck at the Taliban and the "Islamic Movement of East Turkistan" bases in Afghanistan on the border with Tajikistan and China, NATO Air Force commander in Afghanistan James Hecker told reporters. "Over the past week, US forces...

US strikes Taliban in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN - US strikes Taliban in Afghanistan. US strategic bombers struck at the Taliban and the "Islamic Movement of East Turkistan" bases in Afghanistan on the border with Tajikistan and China, NATO Air Force commander in Afghanistan James Hecker told reporters. "Over the past week, US forces...

In Kabul, detained a truck with two tons of explosives

AFGHANISTAN - Afghanistan's special services reported on Tuesday on the prevention of a major terrorist attack. "A truck with two tons of explosives was detained in the eighth district of the Afghan capital," the press service of the Afghan National Security Directorate said. According to her,...

Pentagon moves troops from Iraq to Afghanistan

IRAQ / AFGHANISTAN - US troops have been transferred from Iraq to Afghanistan in the past week, with weapons and equipment, Western forces have revealed in the US coalition on condition of anonymity. Two Iraqi officials confirmed to the Associated Press that the US coalition...

Two suicide bombers surrendered to the Afghan authorities

AFGHANISTAN - The suicide bomber surrendered to the police in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, the website of the Interior Ministry said on Monday. "On Monday, in Mukhtor village, in the area of ​​responsibility of the fifth police station in Lashkargo, the administrative center of...

US seeking to relocate Daesh terrorists to Afghanistan to justify its presence: Iran

Iran’s defense minister says the US is seeking to relocate Daesh terrorists to Afghanistan to justify its presence in the country. Brigadier General Amir Hatami made the comment in a phone conversation with his Afghan opposite number Major General Tariq Shah Bahrami, reports Press TV. The...

‘US plan for Daesh’

Iran’s defense minister says the US is seeking to relocate Daesh terrorists to Afghanistan to justify its presence in the country. Brigadier General Amir Hatami made the comment in a phone conversation with his Afghan opposite number Major General Tariq Shah Bahrami, reports Press TV. The...

25 militants killed in northern Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN - A total of 25 militants have been killed in the past 24 hours when government forces attacked Taliban positions in the province of Furab in northern Afghanistan, police spokesman Syed Sarwar Hosseini said on Saturday. The spokesman added that four Taliban commanders, including...

13 militants killed in government operations in eastern Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN - At least 13 militants loyal to the Islamic state's organization have been killed in government-led operations in eastern Afghanistan, government spokesman Atallah Khujiani said. The spokesman added that government forces stormed rebel strongholds in the Achin and Hasaka Mina districts of Nangarhar province...

Afghan president calls on Pakistan to act against the Taliban

AFGHANISTAN - Afghan President Ashraf Abdul Ghani on Friday accused neighboring Pakistan of failing to act against the Taliban and vowed to set up a new security plan for Kabul after hundreds were killed and wounded in two horrific attacks in the capital last...

Afghanistan accused Pakistan of failing to act against the Taliban

AFGHANISTAN - Afghan President Ashraf Abdul Ghani on Friday accused neighboring Pakistan of failing to act against the Taliban and vowed to set up a new security plan for Kabul after hundreds were killed and wounded in two horrific attacks in the capital last...

Powerful magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Afghanistan

VOP, BREAKING NEWS - Powerful magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Afghanistan, reports EMSC. An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred in the northeast of Afghanistan, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported on Wednesday. Underground shocks were recorded at 05.59 (UTC) in 272 kilometers to the north-east of...

11 killed in an attack on an army post near a military academy in Kabul

AFGHANISTAN - Gunmen attacked an Afghan army post near a military academy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday and killed 11 soldiers in the fourth major attack in a wave of violence in the past nine days that highlights the new US strategy...

We will accomplish what we have to do in Afghanistan: Trump

UNITED STATES - US President Donald Trump on Monday denounced the "atrocities" committed by the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying the United States was not ready to talk to the militant group but would "dig out what it has to do." "When you see what they...

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