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Nine Afghan forces killed in Taliban insider attack: official

KABUL: The Taliban have killed nine Afghan soldiers in an insider attack in central Afghanistan, the military said on Saturday, underscoring the dangers Afghan forces face from within their own ranks. The Afghan National Army troops “were martyred by Taliban terrorists in Qarabagh district of Ghazni province” on Friday night, …

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Bomb explodes at gate of largest US base in Afghanistan

KABUL: An F-16 takes off at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, on a combat sortie on March 14, 2016. A bomb explosion near the largest US military base in Afghanistan has left at least five people injured, officials say. The attack which took place on Wednesday near the entrance to Bagram …

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US envoy in Kabul amid signs talks with Taliban to resume

KABUL: The United States’ envoy for Afghan peace process, Zalmay Khalilzad, arrived in Kabul on Wednesday, an Afghan official said, days after US President Donald Trump suggested stalled talks were back on. “Khalilzad is in Kabul and will meet with the president and other senior Afghan officials later,” a senior …

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Blasts kill 16 in northern Afghanistan; mostly women, girls

  A roadside bomb struck a civilian vehicle going to a wedding on Wednesday evening, killing at least 15 people; six women, six girls and two infants, as well as the male driver, according to Nasrat Rahimi, an interior ministry spokesman. He said two other civilians were wounded in the …

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Car bomb hits Kabul during morning rush hour

KABUL: A car bomb has exploded during the busy morning rush hour in the Afghan capital city, Kabul, killing at least seven people. Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said there were 14 casualties in the explosion in the PD15 area of Kabul on Wednesday morning. The blast occurred around 7:25 …

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Afghan presidential elections campaign kicks off

KABUL: Afghanistan is getting ready to hold the fourth presidential elections since the ouster of the Taliban back in 2001. Afghan presidential election campaign kicked off on Sunday, July 28. Eighteen candidates including President Ashraf Ghani as well as the country’s chief executive officer Abdullah Abdullah have started their campaigns …

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Pakistan’s Kabul embassy restricts issuance of visa

KABUL: Pakistan embassy in Kabul has announced to restrict issuance of visa to certain segments of Afghan population due to a criminal gang operating outside the Consular area. A spokesman of Kabul embassy has announced to issue visa for Pakistan only to elderly persons, medical patients, women and businessmen. The …

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At least 11 dead in Taliban attack on Afghan police HQ

KABUL: At least 11 people were killed and scores more wounded Thursday when the Taliban attacked a police headquarters in the southern city of Kandahar, officials and the insurgents said. The assault comes amid a series of peace talks between Washington and the Taliban that both sides say are making …

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Blast near Afghan university kills six, injures 27, official says

KABUL: An explosion on Friday near a gate to the campus of Kabul University in the Afghan capital killed six people and injured at least 27 as students waited to take an examination, officials said. Afghan security forces are facing almost daily attacks by Taliban militants, despite reported progress in …

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