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Car bomb attack kills eight security force members in Afghanistan's south

Car bomb attack kills eight security force members in Afghanistan's south

A car bomb attack on a convoy of the governor of Afghanistan's southern Logar province killed at least eight Afghan security force members on Sunday morning but left the provincial chief unharmed ...

Taliban denies readiness to resume meetings with US envoy

Taliban denies readiness to resume meetings with US envoy

The Taliban movement denied news that it was ready to resume meetings with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad ...

Pelosi plan for commercial flight to Afghanistan delayed after Trump disclosure

Pelosi plan for commercial flight to Afghanistan delayed after Trump disclosure

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prepared to fly commercially to Afghanistan after President Donald Trump blocked her from using military aircraft, but she delayed the trip on Friday after the administration leaked the plans, her office said.

Taliban claim Kabul truck bomb attack, warn more to follow

Taliban claim Kabul truck bomb attack, warn more to follow

The Taliban on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a powerful truck bomb attack in Kabul that ripped through surrounding neighbourhoods, killing at least four people and wounding more than 100, in the latest assault on the Afghan capital.

Taliban attack on Afghan police station kills five

Taliban attack on Afghan police station kills five

An attack on a police station in Afghanistan's western Herat province has left five dead, including three policemen and a child, an official said on Sunday.

Taliban kill 21 Afghan security forces, threaten city: official

Taliban kill 21 Afghan security forces, threaten city: official

Taliban fighters killed more than 20 Afghan security forces in simultaneous raids on a provincial capital and district in northern Afghanistan, an official said Tuesday, as the city braced for further violence.

Afghan presidential election delayed until July 20

Afghan presidential election delayed until July 20

Afghanistan's presidential election will be postponed until July 20, an official said Sunday, as US-led efforts to end the 17-year war with the Taliban gather steam.

At least 43 killed in Kabul government compound attack

At least 43 killed in Kabul government compound attack

An hours-long gun and suicide attack on a Kabul government compound killed at least 43 people, the health ministry said Tuesday, making it one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghan capital this year.

Afghan forces free hundreds held hostage by militants in Kabul

Afghan forces free hundreds held hostage by militants in Kabul

Afghan security forces have freed 200 hostages and killed two assailants who launched a car bomb attack in Kabul near several government buildings on Monday, an official said.

Trump to pull half of US troops from Afghanistan

Trump to pull half of US troops from Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump has decided to pull about 7,000 troops from Afghanistan, a US official said Friday, but the Afghan presidency brushed off concerns the drawdown would affect security.

35 Taliban militants killed in air strikes eastern Afghanistan

35 Taliban militants killed in air strikes eastern Afghanistan

35 Taliban militants were killed and 17 others were wounded in a bombardment by the Afghan Air Force planes targeted the Movement's strongholds in parts of the eastern province of Ghazni.

Afghan president names negotiating team for Taliban peace talks

Afghan president names negotiating team for Taliban peace talks

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday announced a 12-person team for prospective peace talks with the Taliban, as the UN renewed calls for direct negotiations between Kabul and the insurgents.