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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.

Afghan special forces kill 15 Taliban militants

Afghan special forces kill 15 Taliban militants

At least two Afghan security forces and 15 Taliban militants were killed as the Afghan security forces repulsed a Taliban attack on Kunduz city, capital of northern Kunduz province, on Saturday.

95 Wounded in Kabul Car Bomb Explosion

95 Wounded in Kabul Car Bomb Explosion

At least 95 injured in a car bomb blast west of Kabul, Afghan authorities announced Wednesday.

Afghanistan highway blast kills at least 35 on bus, injures 27

Afghanistan highway blast kills at least 35 on bus, injures 27

A roadside bomb in western Afghanistan killed at least 35 people travelling on a bus, including children, and injured 27 others, officials said on Wednesday.

20 dead as violence mars Afghan election season start

20 dead as violence mars Afghan election season start

Deadly violence marred the start of Afghanistan's election season on the weekend, after President Ashraf Ghani insisted ‘peace is coming’ to the war-torn nation.