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Afghanistan to swap Taliban militants for American, Australian captives

Afghanistan to swap Taliban militants for American, Australian captives

Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016 ...

Three killed, dozens children wounded in Taliban truck blast

Three killed, dozens children wounded in Taliban truck blast

At least three people were killed and about 20 children wounded when a Taliban truck bomb detonated near a rural police station and partially destroyed a nearby religious school, Afghan officials said.

Deadly violence rocks Afghanistan as campaign season ends

Deadly violence rocks Afghanistan as campaign season ends

Candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election pushed their messages for the last time Wednesday as campaigning for weekend polls wrapped up amid deadly violence.

Afghan officials investigate reports 40 civilians killed in airstrike

Afghan officials investigate reports 40 civilians killed in airstrike

Afghanistan is investigating reports that 40 civilians, including children, were killed in an airstrike during a wedding celebration in southern Helmand province, officials said Monday.

Taliban attacks kill 48, Afghan leader unhurt as bomber targets rally

Taliban attacks kill 48, Afghan leader unhurt as bomber targets rally

Taliban suicide bombers killed 48 people in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the deadliest taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani, though he was unhurt.

20 Taliban militants killed in security operation in western Afghanistan

20 Taliban militants killed in security operation in western Afghanistan

The Afghan Special Forces killed at least 20 Taliban militants during an operation in western Farah province of Afghanistan.

Fighting picks up in Afghanistan after talks collapse

Fighting picks up in Afghanistan after talks collapse

Fighting has picked up in several areas of northern Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday, days after the collapse of talks between the United States and the Taliban ...

Second district in northern Afghan province falls to Taliban

Second district in northern Afghan province falls to Taliban

The Taliban have taken control of a second district in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, local officials said on Tuesday.

Pentagon chief says US working towards 'good deal' with Taliban

Pentagon chief says US working towards 'good deal' with Taliban

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that while it was seeking a political agreement with the Taliban, Washington would not accept just any deal after a wave of violence ...

Taliban deal would see US troops 'withdraw from five bases'

Taliban deal would see US troops 'withdraw from five bases'

The United States is set to pull troops from five Afghan bases under a proposed deal with the Taliban, the US envoy leading talks with the group said in some of the first confirmed details of a much-anticipated accord.

47 Taliban militants killed in northern Afghanistan airstrikes

47 Taliban militants killed in northern Afghanistan airstrikes

The security forces conducted multiple airstrikes in northern Faryab province which killed 47 Taliban militants.

Afghan ambassador praises Qatar’s role in US-Taliban peace talks

Afghan ambassador praises Qatar’s role in US-Taliban peace talks

Abdul Hakim Dalili, the newly-appointed ambassador of Afghanistan to Qatar, has hailed the role of the government of Qatar in the ongoing peace talks between the Taliban and the US in Doha.