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Mortar shell explosion kills at least 9 children in eastern Afghanistan

An explosion in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan has killed at least nine children and wounded four others, according to local officials. The blast on Monday took place when a cart selling food items struck an old, unexploded mortar shell in Baiganan village in the district of Lalopar, according to a statement from […]

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Afghanistan: Suspected Taliban gunmen attack wedding to stop music being played, 2 dead

Suspected Taliban gunmen attacked a wedding in eastern Afghanistan to stop music being played, killing at least two people and injuring 10 others, officials say. A Taliban spokesman said two of the three gunmen had been arrested but denied they had acted on behalf of the Islamist movement. Music was banned when the Taliban ruled […]

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US conducts unmanned drone strikes against ISIS-K militants in Afghanistan

The US carried out an airstrike against an ISIS-K planner, US Central Command said in a statement Friday. “U.S. military forces conducted an over-the-horizon counterterrorism operation today against an ISIS-K planner. The unmanned airstrike occurred in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan,” spokesman Captain Bill Urban said. “Initial indications are that we killed the target. We […]

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Gunmen kill 8 members of a family in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province

Eight members of a family were killed when unknown attackers opened fire on them at a mosque in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province. The shooting happened on Saturday night in the city of Jalalabad. According to Nangarhar Governor Ziaulhaq Amarkhil, the killings happened apparently over a land dispute. Five brothers and three of their male cousins […]

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Afghanistan: 24 killed, 70 wounded in funeral bombing

At least 24 people were killed and almost 70 others were wounded in a bombing at a funeral in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses said that explosion happened in a crowd of people who were gathered for the funeral of Shaikh Akram, a former commander of public uprising forces, in Shewa district. […]