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The airstrike was conducted at 11:15 p.m. local time, targeting camp of Mawlawi Ismahil, who served as Taliban insurgents’ shadow district chief for Qaysar
Taliban cache stored 6 AK-47 rifles, 1 RPG launcher, 2,000 bullets, more than 70 kg explosive materials, according to Afghanistan government
Taliban militants, according to the official, were planning to storm security checkpoints in the area, but fled away after suffering casualties.
The militants have blocked a main road connecting Afghan province Kunduz with neighboring Takhar province within the past 12 days
Taliban launched massive attacks on security checkpoints in Taghri area, triggering heavy fighting during which airstrikes killed 27 militants
Since the signing of a peace agreement between Taliban and the United States in February, Afghan leaders have frequently demanded the Taliban to reduce violence
Both the US and the Taliban outfit were close to signing a peace deal in September, but President Donald Trump suspended negotiations after a Taliban-led car bomb claimed 10 lives, including a U.S. soldier in Kabul on 5 September.
The polling opened at 7:00 am. local time (0230 GMT) and will continue uninterrupted till 3:00 pm. local time (1030 GMT) in the country’s 34 provinces, according to Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials. The election time is likely to be extended.
After last week’s violent attack against Shia wedding, does IS only attack civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan?
More than 2,200 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan, and the US has spent more than $840bn fighting the Taliban and paying for relief and reconstruction
At least 40 Afghan soldiers, police officers were killed on Wednesday
The Taliban have appointed a new military chief as they seek to expand their control in Afghanistan. Will Mullah Ibrahim Sadar be different from his predecessors? DW asks Kabul-based expert Wahid Muzhdah.
Islamic insurgents killed several civilians and a policeman during a battle in a court building in Ghazni, eastern Afghanistan. The latest attack comes after the Taliban kidnapped dozens in Kunduz.
Insurgents loyal to “IS” are marking their presence in eastern Afghanistan amid increased Taliban infighting. The terror group’s attempt to win support from locals and Taliban defectors has also met brutal resistance.
The Pakistani army chief is to visit to Kabul to help restart peace talks with the Taliban. The trip comes at a time when Islamists are gaining power, which analysts say is a result of Islamabad’s covert support.
Afghan security forces have ended a siege launched by Taliban at an airport in Kandahar. Besides the 11 insurgents, the fight claimed the lives of around 50 people – soldiers, police and mainly civilians
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Attack, carried out by Taliban gunmen, leave over 125 dead
Daily News Egypt interviewed Bradley to discuss Egypt’s internal political situation and its foreign affairs, ranging from human rights abuses to the recent geopolitical developments in the region.
Supporters in the western Afghan city burnt their voter registration cards in protest against alleged irregularities in the contest between the former foreign minister and rival Ashraf Ghani.
Abdullah said the IEC’s turnout figure of seven million voters in Saturday’s run-off election was probably false.