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Ukrainians among 18 killed in Kabul hotel

KABUL, Jan 21, (AFP): Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul and killed at least 18 people, most of them foreigners, sparking a 12-hour battle with Afghan forces backed by Norwegian troops that left terrified guests scrambling to escape. Several Ukrainians were among those killed in the Taleban-claimed assault on …

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Taleban ‘strikes’ show of strength – Afghan warlord killed

KABUL, Oct 22, (Agencies): A spate of deadly Taleban attacks targeting Afghan forces this week was a show of strength against Donald Trump’s new strategy, and signalled a push to strike security bases rather than cities, analysts said. In three of the four ambushes since Tuesday, militants used bomb-laden Humvees …

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Trump talks tough on Pakistan – US commits to open-ended Afghan war

WASHINGTON/KABUL, Aug 22, (RTRS): President Donald Trump committed US troops to an open-ended war in Afghanistan, a decision the Afghan government welcomed on Tuesday but which Taleban insurgents warned would make the country a “graveyard for the American empire”. Trump offered few specifics in a speech on Monday but promised …

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Taleban kill 26 Afghan soldiers – Shebako governor killed by roadside mine

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, July 26, (Agencies): At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taleban attack on a military base in southern Kandahar province, the defence ministry said Wednesday, the latest blow to the country’s struggling security forces. The Afghan air force said it carried out strikes backing up …

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Taleban leader captured; 2 Chinese kidnapped in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan, May 24, (Agencies): Pakistan has arrested a Taleban militant leader authorities describe as the “mastermind” behind three major attacks in Baluchistan, a spokesman for the government of the restive southwestern province said on Wednesday. Militant and separatist violence has long riven Baluchistan, which has rich reserves of natural …

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Suicide bombings kill 7 in Pakistan

At least seven people were killed when multiple Taleban suicide bombers attacked a court complex in northern Pakistan Tuesday, the latest in a series of assaults which have raised fears militants are regrouping. One bomber was briefly on the loose inside the busy complex in the Tangi area of Charsadda …

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UAE envoy to Kabul dies of wounds

ABU DHABI, Feb 15, (AFP): The United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to Afghanistan has died of wounds sustained in a Jan 10 bombing in Kandahar that also killed five other UAE officials, state media said Thursday. Ambassador Juma Mohammed Abdullah Al Kaabi had been leading a UAE delegation to the provincial …

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Pakistan blast kills 22 – Taleban, LeJ claim attack

PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Jan 21, (Agencies): An explosion in a busy vegetable market killed at least 22 people on Saturday in Pakistan’s remote northwestern tribal region, an official said, in an attack jointly claimed by the Pakistani Taleban and a branch of the sectarian militant group Lashkar-e- Jhangvi. About …

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5 UAE diplomats killed – Bombings death toll hits 57

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Jan 11, (Agencies): Five UAE officials were among 57 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghan cities, authorities said Wednesday, as Taleban militants step up a deadly winter campaign of violence. The Emiratis were among 13 people killed when explosives hidden in a sofa detonated inside …

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