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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 […]