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Grief turns to anger over suicide attack – Taleban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen

KABUL, April 23, (Agencies): Hundreds of grieving Afghans buried their loved ones in Kabul on Monday amid growing anger over a suicide attack on a voter registration centre that killed 57 people including children and wounded over 100. The bomber blew himself up on Sunday morning in a large crowd …

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Russia denies aiding Afghan Taliban in wake of U.S. general’s comments

KABUL, March 25 (Reuters) – Russia has rejected comments by NATO’s top commander in Afghanistan that it has been supporting and even supplying weapons to the Taliban, in a clash of words that underlines growing tension over Moscow’s involvement in the conflict. In an interview with the BBC last week, …

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Blast at home in SW Pakistani border town kills 2, wounds 10

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful blast at a home in a remote town in southwestern Pakistan near neighboring Afghanistan killed a Taliban-linked cleric and at least one of his family members, police and a government official said Friday. More than 10 people, including women and children, were wounded in …

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Suicide bomber kills 9 in Kabul; Taliban kill 16 in province

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeting Afghanistan’s minority Hazaras blew himself up at a police checkpoint in western Kabul on Friday, killing nine people and wounding 18, officials said. According to Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, the bomber was on foot and was trying to …

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German citizen arrested with Taliban in Afghanistan

Kandahar, Afghanistan, March 1, 2018 (AFP) -A German national has been arrested with the Taliban in Afghanistan’s insurgency-racked Helmand province, officials told AFP late Wednesday, a rare example of a European among the insurgents. “A man with a long beard, wearing a black turban who identified himself as a German …

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Afghan official: Taliban attack local police, killing 8

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says Taliban fighters have attacked a police security post in central Ghazni province, killing eight local police. Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor, said Thursday the attack happened the previous night. He said the insurgents attacked from four sides using heavy weapons, …

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US drone strikes kill Taleban chief in Pakistan – 7 ‘Militants’ get death

PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Feb 10, (Agencies): A pair of suspected US missile strikes killed a senior Pakistani Taleban deputy and other militants in the border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials said on Friday. Four Pakistani intelligence officials and three Taleban commanders told Reuters on Friday that two separate …

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Discovery of IS hideout in Kabul shows security woes – Act against Taleban: Ghani

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb 3, (Agencies): The discovery of an Islamic State hideout filled with explosives and suicide vests in a poor Kabul neighborhood reflects the failure of Afghanistan’s corruption-wracked government to protect the capital, analysts and residents said Friday. This week’s revelation that militants were operating in Kabul’s western Qala-e- …

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Attackers trained in Pakistan: Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb 1, (Agencies): Afghanistan has given neighboring Pakistan confessions and other proof that the militants who carried out a recent series of attacks were trained in Pakistan and that Taleban leaders there are allowed to roam freely, the Afghan interior minister said Thursday. Wais Ahemd Barmak told a …

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Islamic State militants assault kills 11 Afghan soldiers – Military academy hit

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan 29, (AP): Islamic State militants attacked Afghan soldiers guarding a military academy in the capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 11 troops and wounding 16. The attack was the latest in a wave of relentless violence in Kabul this month unleashed by the Taleban and …

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