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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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Taliban have captured Afghanistan’s second-biggest dam as fighting rages

The Taliban have captured Afghanistan’s second-biggest dam after months of fierce fighting in its former bastion of Kandahar, the group and officials said, as the US forces have begun the withdrawal of its troops from the country after 20 years. The Dahla Dam, which provides irrigation to farmers via a network of canals as well […]

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Afghanistan: Former talk show host assassinated in Kandahar city

Nemat Rawan, a former Afghan television journalist, was shot dead in southern Kandahar city on Thursday, officials said, becoming the fifth journalist to have been killed this year. Rawan hosted a popular talk show on the country’s leading broadcaster, Tolo News, before joining the ministry of finance as a communications specialist last month. He was […]

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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 […]