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Afghan leader: Taliban peace deal ‘when, not if’
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Afghan leader: Taliban peace deal ‘when, not if’

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a joint press conference with Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg (unseen) at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on November 6, 2018. – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on November 6 Afghanistan's chances for peace were "greater now" than in […]

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Seven killed in suicide attack near Kabul prison

A suicide bomber targeting a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan’s biggest prison killed at least seven people on Wednesday, officials said, in the latest militant attack in the war-torn country. Another eight were wounded in the blast at the entrance to the facility in Kabul, which police spokesman Basir Mujahid […]

Student killed in twin bomb attack near Afghanistan girls’ school
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Student killed in twin bomb attack near Afghanistan girls’ school

An Afghan wounded boy receives treatment at a hospital following multiple explosions in Jalalabad on September 11, 2018. A boy was killed and four others wounded in a double bombing outside a girls' school in restive eastern Afghanistan on September 11, officials and witnesses said, in the latest violence to […]

Afghan officials say Islamic State leader killed by airstrikes
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Afghan officials say Islamic State leader killed by airstrikes

Smoke and dust (C) rise following an air strike from an Afghan military helicopter during ongoing clashes between Afghan security forces and militants near the Eid Gah Mosque in Kabul on August 21, 2018.<br />Military helicopters were firing above a mosque in Kabul's old quarter Tuesday as officials said fighting […]

Afghanistan waits for Taliban response to truce offer
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Afghanistan waits for Taliban response to truce offer

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 16, 2018 Afghan Taliban militants walk to celebrate an earlier ceasefire on the second day of Eid in the outskirts of Jalalabad. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban in a televised broadcast August 19, but said […]

Taliban capture northern Afghan base, kill at least 14 soldiers
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Taliban capture northern Afghan base, kill at least 14 soldiers

In this photo taken on August 12, 2018 Afghan security forces and Afghan militia stand along a road during clashes between Taliban militants and Afghan security forces in Ghazni province. Afghanistan is sending fresh reinforcements to the embattled provincial capital of Ghazni, officials said on August 13, where residents described […]

Suicide attack kills three NATO soldiers in Afghanistan
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Suicide attack kills three NATO soldiers in Afghanistan

PHOTO: IBTimes UK A suicide bomber killed three foreign soldiers in an attack on a patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, NATO’s mission in the country said. “Three Resolute Support service members were killed by a suicide bomber during a combined, dismounted patrol with Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan,” it […]

US soldier killed in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Afghanistan
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US soldier killed in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Afghanistan

PHOTO: VOA A US soldier was killed and two others wounded in an “apparent insider attack” in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, NATO said. “The wounded service members, who are in stable condition, are currently being treated,” NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan said in a statement. “The incident is under […]

Blast rocks Afghan city killing at least seven
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Blast rocks Afghan city killing at least seven

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani speaks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on June 30, 2018.<br />Afghan security forces resumed offensive operations on June 30 after President Ashraf Ghani declared an end to the government's unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban. / AFP PHOTO / NOORULLAH SHIRZADA An […]

At least 20 dead in suicide attack on Afghan Taliban, civilians
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At least 20 dead in suicide attack on Afghan Taliban, civilians

An Afghan Taliban militants carries a rocket-propelled as he looks on with residents as they took to the street to celebrate ceasefire on the second day of Eid in the outskirts of Jalalabad on June 16, 2018.<br />Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces hugged and took selfies with each other […]