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Militants brutally kill up to 50 civilians in Shia Afghan village: Reports

KABUL: (Web Desk) Militants have massacred dozens of civilians, mostly Shia Hazaras, in “a brutal, inhumane way” after attacking a village in a remote area of Afghanistan’s northern province of Sar-e Pul, officials and locals say. The militants, whose identity were not immediately known, raided a security outpost in the …

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One killed in attack on Nato in Afghanistan, Taliban claim responsibility

KABUL (Web Desk) The Afghan Taliban on Friday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) patrol north of Kabul that the United States military said killed one service person.Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, told AP in a telephone interview that the suicide attacker from …

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At least 29 killed in Afghan mosque attack

HERAT (Web Desk) A suicide bomber and a gunman killed at least 29 people and wounded 63 at a packed mosque in Afghanistan’s main western city of Herat Tuesday, the latest attack to highlight the country’s deteriorating security situation.The assault on the Jawadya mosque in Herat, which is close to …

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Bomber attacks police compound near Iraq Embassy in Kabul: Sources

BAGHDAD: (Web Desk) A bomber has set off his explosives close to the Iraqi Embassy in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, security sources say. Security officials in the Afghan capital said a police compound and the nearby Iraqi diplomatic missin came under attack on Monday. A gun battle is underway at the …

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Afghan forces retake district in Ghor Province from Taliban

KABUL (Web Desk) Afghan ground forces backed by the air force have driven out Taliban militants from a district in Afghanistan’s western Ghor Province after fierce fighting.Abdul Hai Khateby, the provincial governor spokesman, said fighting raged for two days before Afghan soldiers drove the militants from the Taywara District center …

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24 killed as car bomb explodes in western Kabul

KABUL: (Web Desk) At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees in western Kabul on Monday, an official told AFP, in the latest attack to strike the Afghan capital. “The car bomb hit a bus carrying employees of …

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16 Afghan policemen killed in US airstrike

KABUL: (Web Desk) A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. The incident took place Friday as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam Afghan, Helmand police spokesman, told AFP. “In the strike, 16 Afghan policemen were …

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600 trucks for US army in Afghanistan arrive at Karachi port

KARACHI: (Web Desk) A vessel carrying over 600 military vehicles, destined for US forces in Afghanistan, docked at the Karachi port recently. Such a consignment has arrived after a gap of over six months and will be delivered to US army units stationed in the war-ravaged country. According to official …

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US soldier killed in Afghanistan’s Helmand

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) A US soldier has been killed and two others wounded in an attack in Afghanistan’s Helmand province while conducting operations aga­inst the Taliban, US milit­­ary officials said on Wednesday. Private First Class Hansen Kirkpatrick, 19, of Wasilla, Alaska died on Monday following the “indirect fire” assault, which …

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