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Taliban kill Khost police chief in roadside bomb attack

JALALABAD: Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents killed a provincial police chief and two others in a roadside bomb attack, the local governor said on Friday, in the latest violence hindering a US-brokered peace process. The blast took place late on Thursday in the southeastern province of Khost, killing police chief Sayed Ahmad …

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Taliban claim responsibility for Afghan military centre attack

KABUL: The Taliban on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack at a military centre in southern Helmand province in Afghanistan where at least 150 members of Afghan army and intelligence wing were stationed. The bombing occurred on Sunday night, government officials and Taliban said. “Dozens of members belonging to the …

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Abdullah says ‘tentative’ agreement reached with Ghani

KABUL: A bitter feud between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah appeared closer to resolution on Friday after Abdullah said the two men had moved forward in talks. “We have made progress in negotiations & reached tentative agreement on a range of principles. Work on details is …

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Suicide bombing in Kabul province kills 3, wounds 15

KABUL: A suicide bombing in Kabul province not far from Afghanistan’s capital killed three people and wounded 15, the Afghan Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday. “A suicide bomber detonated his explosives among civilians in Reshkhor area of Char Asiab district of Kabul on Wednesday morning,” Ministry of Interior spokesman …

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Afghan govt ceasefire offer during Ramadan rejected by Taliban

The Taliban on Thursday turned down the Afghan government’s offer for a ceasefire in the country during the holy month of Ramadan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed to the militants to lay down their arms for the Islamic holy month that began Friday, as the country battles the growing coronavirus …

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Pakistan condemns attack on Sikh temple in Kabul

KABUL: At least 25 people wereThe attack highlights country’s killed on Wednes­day in an attack on a Sikh temple in Afghanistan’s capital where worshippers were offering morning prayers, the latest brutal assault claimed by the militant Islamic State (IS) group. The incident highlights the country’s ongoing security crisis and comes …

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