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Taliban kill 16 Afghan soldiers, kidnap engineers

Taliban kill 16 Afghan soldiers, kidnap engineers

The Taliban resumed their campaign on Thursday after rejecting President Ashraf Ghani's request to extend their ceasefire beyond Sunday.

30 Afghan soldiers killed by Taliban in major attack since truce

30 Afghan soldiers killed by Taliban in major attack since truce

Taliban militants killed 30 members of the Afghan security forces in an ambush in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday.

Afghans 'tired of war', say exhausted peace marchers

Afghans 'tired of war', say exhausted peace marchers

The march was triggered by a car bomb in Helmand on March 23 that killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens.

Afghan Taliban say ceasefire will not be extended

Afghan Taliban say ceasefire will not be extended

The first formal, nationwide ceasefire since the 2001 US invasion had been met with jubilation across the country.

Death toll in eastern Afghanistan suicide bombing climbs to 36

Death toll in eastern Afghanistan suicide bombing climbs to 36

The death toll in a suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State during a ceasefire celebration in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province has climbed to 36, an official said on Sunday.

Afghanistan announces extension of govt ceasefire with Taliban

Afghanistan announces extension of govt ceasefire with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Saturday an extension of the government's week-long ceasefire with the Taliban, as both sides observed a halt in hostilities for Eid.

IS says behind Afghanistan car bombing which kills 26 during Eid

IS says behind Afghanistan car bombing which kills 26 during Eid

A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire.

Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike near border

Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike near border

The US military said in Washington it had carried out a strike aimed at a senior militant figure in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar.

Peace for Eid as Afghanistan observes ceasefire

Peace for Eid as Afghanistan observes ceasefire

Sohrab Ahmad, who earns money polishing shoes outside the mosque, said he could not remember an Eid without fighting.

Afghanistan appeals for more cricket as historic match starts in India

Afghanistan appeals for more cricket as historic match starts in India

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday the national cricket team was a source of pride to the war-ravaged country as it took on India in a historic first test match and he urged other cricketing nations ...

Australia punished soldiers over Nazi flag-flying incident in Afghanistan: PM

Australia punished soldiers over Nazi flag-flying incident in Afghanistan: PM

Australian soldiers who flew a Nazi swastika flag over their fighting vehicle in Afghanistan more than a decade ago were ‘wrong’ and punished at the time, Australia's prime minister said on Thursday ...

Taliban attack on security post in Afghanistan leaves 15 dead

Taliban attack on security post in Afghanistan leaves 15 dead

At least 15 members of the Afghan security forces were killed early Monday after Taliban militants attacked their security post in the northern province of Kunduz, officials said.