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Suicide attack kills 5 in Kabul

KABUL (Web Desk) The attacker targeting security forces detonated the car at 05:00 hours local time, Hashmat Stanekzai told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).Taliban has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack.Also, few days ago, Kabul witnessed rocket attacks for the first time after two decades.The Tuesday rocket attacks injured seven, …

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US commanders claim Afghan strategy boosting peace hopes

KABUL (Web Desk) Increasing prospects of peace talks with the Taliban show the US strategy in Afghanistan is working, despite continuing violence and insurgent control of wide areas of the countryside, top US commanders in Afghanistan said on Monday.The comments came as speculation has grown that talks to end 17 …

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Two districts in southeastern Afghanistan fall to Taliban

KABUL (Web Desk) Taliban fighters have overrun two districts in the southeastern province of Paktika, on the border with Pakistan, officials said on Tuesday as heavy fighting continued across Afghanistan.Local officials said Taliban fighters began attacking security checkpoints and the centres of Omna and Gayan districts in Paktika on Sunday, …

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Multiple blasts reported as rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul

KABUL (Web Desk) Multiple explosions hit the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, with two confirmed to have been caused by rockets that hit a residential area of the city, wounding at least four people, officials said. The cause and exact location of the third blast were not immediately clear.This is …

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US commanders claim Afghan strategy boosting peace hopes

KABUL (Web Desk) Increasing prospects of peace talks with the Taliban show the US strategy in Afghanistan is working, despite continuing violence and insurgent control of wide areas of the countryside, top US commanders in Afghanistan said.The comments came as speculation has grown that talks to end 17 years of …

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Two children killed in Kabul rocket attack

KABUL (Web Desk) At least two children were killed and a woman was wounded when one of two rockets landed on their house in PD5 of Kabul city on Wednesday afternoon, eyewitnesses said.A second rocket landed in the same area – in Neyazbek – but no casualties were reported.The police …

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Afghan government considering new Eid ceasefire offer

KABUL (Web Desk) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani may offer the Taliban a ceasefire during next month’s Eid holiday after the truce in June which saw unprecedented scenes of unarmed fighters and soldiers mingling on the streets of Kabul, a spokesperson said on Saturday. The announcement came amid growing speculation about the …

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US kills 14 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL (Web Desk) The Governor General of Kunduz Nematollah Teymouri and the sposkeman of the Foreign Ministry of Afghanistan Mohammad Radmanesh both confirmed the Thursday attacks and the number of the casualties.Local sources said that the bodies were under soil until Friday.

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Taliban attacks kill 8 police in east Afghanistan

KABUL (Web Desk) A district governor in Afghanistan says Taliban fighters launched a wave of attacks in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least eight police and wounding seven others.Saeeb Khan Elham said Friday that insurgents launched a wave of attacks on compounds and police security posts in the Qarabagh district …

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Iran-Afghan railway to be launched in 8 months

Khorramabad (Web Desk) The railway, dubbed Khaf-Herat, will be inaugurated by the end of this year,’ Kheirollah Khademi, deputy minister of roads and urban development told reporters.He also said that 391 kilometers of railway will be added to the railway network of the country during the same period.Iranian officials, including …

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