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Bomb attack in Afghan city of Kunduz during Friday prayers kills 33 people and injures 43 others

A bomb attack on a Sunni mosque in the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan has killed 33 people and injured 43 others, including children, officials say. The attack on the Mawlawi Sekandar Mosque is the second in as many days in the northern city. It follows four attacks across Afghanistan on Thursday. The Taliban say […]

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At least 46 dead, 143 wounded in Afghanistan’s Kunduz mosque blast

A blast tore through Afghanistan’s northeastern city of Kunduz, causing multiple deaths, the Taliban said. A suicide attacker was responsible for the blast, which took place inside Sayed Abad mosque during Friday prayers, Kunduz provincial spokesman Matiullah Rohani said. State run newspaper Bakhtar news agency reported a death toll of 46 people and wounded more […]

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Kunduz: Taliban take control of third Afghan provincial capital

The Taliban has captured the city of Kunduz, the armed group said, the third provincial capital the armed group has taken over in the last three days. A Taliban statement on Sunday said it has captured the police headquarters, the governor’s compound and the prison in the city. Sunday’s takeover comes after the group seized […]

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Afghanistan: Thousands of families flee their homes as fighting between Taliban, government intensify

At least 5,000 families have fled their homes in Afghanistan’s Kunduz Province after days of fighting between Taliban and government forces, officials said on Saturday. Heavy fighting has also been reported in the provinces of Kandahar and Baghlan, where the Afghan forces claimed to have retaken areas from Taliban control but the armed group still […]

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Taliban takes control of more than 50 districts in Afghanistan, UN sounds alarm

The Taliban has taken more than 50 of the 370 districts in Afghanistan since May this year, UN special envoy Deborah Lyons told the Security Council, warning of “dire scenarios” ahead of the foreign troop withdrawal. The US and NATO troops have set 11 September as the final date for withdrawal, though Pentagon spokesman John […]

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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 […]