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Taliban massacred nine ethnic Hazara men after taking control of Afghanistan’s Ghazni province: Amnesty

Taliban massacred nine ethnic Hazara men after taking control of Afghanistan’s Ghazni province last month, Amnesty International said in a new report. In the findings, witnesses gave accounts of the killings which took place from July 4 to 6 in the village of Mundarakht, Malistan district. The accounts undermine the Taliban’s claims that it has […]

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Afghanistan: Taliban seize Ghazni city and are just 150km away from Kabul

The Taliban have captured the city of Ghazni on Thursday, the tenth provincial capital they have seized in a week. Kabul is just 150km north east. The speed of the Taliban advance has sparked widespread recriminations over U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops and leave the Afghan government to fight alone. The […]

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Afghanistan: 11 killed in multiple attacks on first day ceasefire with Taliban

At least 11 people were killed and 13 other wounded in four separate bombings in Afghanistan on Thursday, hours after a three-day ceasefire began across the country to mark the holy festival of Eid al-Fitr. A roadside bomb struck a car in the Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province, killing five civilians, including a woman […]

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‘Accidental’ explosion by Taliban kills 15 children, injures 20 in Afghanistan

An explosion killed at least 15 children and wounded another 20 in the east Afghan province of Ghazni, officials said. The reason for the explosion in the Gilan district is unclear with officials saying a bomb went off in the back of a rickshaw. But local residents suggest a piece of unexploded ordnance blew up […]

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Plane crashes over Taliban territory but key details unclear

An aircraft crashed in a Taliban-controlled area outside Kabul on Monday, officials said, but key details were unclear, as officials initially said it was a passenger plane before evidence emerged that the craft may have belonged to the American military. The plane crashed in the district of Deh Yak in Ghazni Province during a day […]