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Twin explosions rip through Afghanistan’s Bamiyan city; at least 18 dead, 45 injured

Two explosions in Afghanistan have killed at least 18 people and wounded 45 others. The victims included children, and two traffic police officers. The explosions ripped through a marketplace in the city of Bamiyan in central Afghanistan, according to officials. Zabardast Safai, the police chief of the province said on Tuesday the explosives were hidden […]

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8 dead, 31 wounded after rockets HIT residential areas in Kabul

At least eight people were killed and 31 others wounded after several rockets hit residential areas in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, police said. The explosions comes two days before a major donor conference for Afghanistan in Geneva. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said at least eight civilians had been killed […]

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Donald Trump makes ‘earth-shaking defence and foreign policy’ changes before leaving White House by reducing troop levels In Afghanistan, Iraq

United States will reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January, before Joe Biden takes over. The Pentagon also outlined a modest withdrawal of US forces days after Trump fired former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who had insisted on the need to maintain troop levels in Afghanistan to […]

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Car bomb attached to Afghan central bank public relations adviser explodes, killing him

A former television presenter has been killed in a blast in Afghanistan that officials have blamed on militants linked to the Taliban. Yama Siawash was an anchor on the private TV channel Tolo News and had recently started work at the country’s central bank. He and two others were killed when a bomb attached to […]

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19 dead, dozens wounded after gunmen storm Kabul University campus in Afghanistan

Gunmen attack Kabul University’s campus on Monday, killing at least 19 people and engaging in a gunfight with security forces. The attackers were targeting students and fired on them as they fled in the Afghan capital, a witness said. “They were shooting at every student they saw,” Fathullah Moradi told Reuters, saying he had managed […]

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Security forces in Afghanistan kills FBI’s most wanted terrorists Abu Muhsin al-Masri

Security forces in Afghanistan killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al Qaeda leader who was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted Terrorists list, Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) announced in a tweet. Chris Miller, head of U.S. National Counter-Terrorism Center, confirmed al-Masri’s death in a statement, saying his “removal .. from the […]

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12 dead in airstrike on school in northern Afghan province of Takhar

At least 12 civilians were killed in an air strike on a religious school in the northern Afghan province of Takhar. They said the strike on the madrassa in the village of Hazara Qurluq killed 11 children and their prayer leader. Doctors at a hospital close to the site of the air strike in the […]

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15 killed, dozens injured in stampede at visa centre in Afghanistan

11 women were among 15 killed and dozens more were injured in a stampede in a stadium in Afghanistan where people were applying for visas. The incident happened after “thousands of people” gathered to request permits to Pakistan, a local spokesman said. The crowd had been redirected to a sports stadium instead of the usual […]

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Two Afghan army helicopters collide in southern Helmand province, 9 dead

Two Afghan army helicopters collided while evacuating wounded soldiers in southern Helmand province, nine people have died. All those who died were on board the helicopters, officials say. The incident early on Wednesday in Nawa district was apparently caused by technical issues. The area has seen fierce clashes in recent days between the Taliban and […]

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Taliban kill 28 Afghan policemen after they refuse to surrender

The Taliban launched a wave of attacks on security checkpoints in southern Afghanistan overnight, killing a total of 28 Afghan policemen, officials said. Zelgai Ebadi, a spokesman for the Uruzgan governor, said Taliban fighters offered 28 local and national police officials a chance to go home if they surrendered on Tuesday night, “but after taking […]

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At least 137 killed in clashes between Taliban and Afghan security forces

At least 57 Afghan security forces were killed and dozens injured in overnight clashes on Sunday with Taliban fighters across Afghanistan in the bloodiest day of fighting since the government and the armed group began peace talks in Qatar about a week ago. The clashes were in the central province of Uruzgan, where 24 members […]

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Landmine blast kills 13 in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province

At least 13 people were killed in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province after their vehicle set off a landmine. Government officials have blamed Taliban for the attack. The explosion happened in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province when people were travelling to an open-air market, where hundreds of villagers gather for weekend sales. Bahir Ahmad […]