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At least 62 killed in Afghan mosque blast

At least 62 killed in Afghan mosque blast

At least 62 people were killed by a blast inside an Afghan mosque during Friday prayers, according to officials, a day after the United Nations said violence in the country had reached "unacceptable" levels.

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.

At least 30 civilians died in May US strikes in Afghanistan: UN probe

At least 30 civilians died in May US strikes in Afghanistan: UN probe

At least 30 civilians were killed when the US bombed several drug-making facilities in western Afghanistan in May, a UN agency said in a report Wednesday, though the US military immediately disputed the findings.

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.

PM meets ambassadors of Jordan, China and Afghanistan

PM meets ambassadors of Jordan, China and Afghanistan

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani met on Sunday with the ambassador ...

Death toll from Afghanistan bomb attack rises to 39

Death toll from Afghanistan bomb attack rises to 39

The death toll from a massive bomb attack which flattened a hospital in southern Afghanistan earlier this week has risen to at least 39, officials said Friday.

IS fighters hid among Afghan pine nut harvesters during US drone strike

IS fighters hid among Afghan pine nut harvesters during US drone strike

A senior US defence official in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Friday said Islamic State fighters were hiding among pine nut harvesters when a US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 32 people.

US drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

US drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

A US drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day's labour in the fields, officials said on Thursday.

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 ...

Top Afghan official trashes reports carried by Saudi media

Top Afghan official trashes reports carried by Saudi media

Sediq Seddiqi, Spokesperson for the Afghanistan President, has rubbished reports carried by Saudi-owned media outlets Al Arabiya and Asharq al-Awsat as “reckless journalism, totally incorrect and baseless”.