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Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded

Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded

The blasts exploded among spectators crowded into the stadium at around 11pm on Friday evening as they watched the local "Ramadan Cup".

Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces in western city

Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces in western city

Taliban fighters battled police and troops in the western city of Farah overnight, officials said, as security forces struggled to regain control of a city that has been under growing pressure from the militants for months.

At least six dead as blasts, gunfire rock Afghan city

At least six dead as blasts, gunfire rock Afghan city

There were two explosions near the city's directorate of finance, the Nangarhar provincial governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said, adding that "a number of attackers" had entered the building.

Pakistan's top judge orders probe of deadliest terror attack

Pakistan's top judge orders probe of deadliest terror attack

Pakistan's top judge has ordered the first official investigation into the country's deadliest terror attack, a massacre at a school that killed more than 150 people in 2014, authorities said Thursday.

Attackers launch strikes in Kabul with bombs, bullets

Attackers launch strikes in Kabul with bombs, bullets

Gunmen set off at least three explosions in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday and then battled the security forces from buildings they occupied in the latest in a spate of violence to rock the city.

Afghan forces retake northern district from Taliban

Afghan forces retake northern district from Taliban

Afghan forces backed by air strikes have retaken a district in the northern province of Badakhshan that was seized last week by Taliban insurgents, officials said, as fighting continued across Afghanistan.

Afghan forces foil attacks on government building, hospital

Afghan forces foil attacks on government building, hospital

Afghan security forces arrested seven suspected militants who were planning to attack a government-run hospital and an interior ministry office in the capital Kabul on Thursday, officials said.

BBC reporter killed in eastern Afghanistan

BBC reporter killed in eastern Afghanistan

A BBC reporter was killed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the broadcaster said, hours after twin blasts in Kabul marked the deadliest day for journalists in the war-torn country since the Taliban's fall in 2001.

Afghan Taliban announce fresh offensive 'in blow to peace bid'

Afghan Taliban announce fresh offensive 'in blow to peace bid'

The Taliban said the offensive was partly a response to US President Donald Trump's new strategy for Afghanistan announced last August, which gave US forces more leeway to go after insurgents.

Gunmen kidnap Afghan election staff, burn voter documents

Gunmen kidnap Afghan election staff, burn voter documents

Gunmen have attacked a voter registration centre in Afghanistan, kidnapping five people, including three election employees, and destroying documents, officials said Wednesday.

Two Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on Afghanistan border

Two Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on Afghanistan border

Though security has improved in Pakistan's remote areas bordering Afghanistan, sectarian militant attacks still occur.

Afghan district governor among seven killed in Taliban attack: officials

Afghan district governor among seven killed in Taliban attack: officials

Taliban militants launched a pre-dawn raid on a district government compound in Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least seven people including the local governor, officials said.