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Taliban aim to sign deal with US by end of month: report

Taliban aim to sign deal with US by end of month: report

The Taliban are aiming to reach a withdrawal agreement with the US by the end of January and are prepared to ‘scale down’ military operations ahead of signing the deal, according to their chief spokesman.

Taliban abducts 27 members of peace march in west Afghanistan

Taliban abducts 27 members of peace march in west Afghanistan

Taliban militants have abducted 27 members of the People's Peace Movement from Afghanistan's western province of Farah, a leader of the group said on Wednesday.

At least seven Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack

At least seven Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack

Seven Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on a base in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, as local and international forces brace for another deadly winter.

Taliban claim attack that killed US soldier in Afghanistan

Taliban claim attack that killed US soldier in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility Monday for an attack on an American convoy that killed one US soldier and, according to the insurgents, wounded several more.

US confirms freed Taliban hostages on German soil

US confirms freed Taliban hostages on German soil

Two Western hostages held for three years by the Taliban in Afghanistan landed in Germany Thursday after a prisoner exchange two days earlier, a US diplomat confirmed.

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Two United States service members were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the US military said in a statement.

Afghanistan to swap Taliban militants for American, Australian captives

Afghanistan to swap Taliban militants for American, Australian captives

Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016 ...

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.

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.

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.