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UN says almost 4,000 Afghans killed or wounded in first half of 2019

UN says almost 4,000 Afghans killed or wounded in first half of 2019

At least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first half of 2019 in the war against militant groups, including a big increase in the number of casualties caused by government ...

Air strikes kill a dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholds

Air strikes kill a dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholds

Air strikes in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz killed about a dozen civilians on Saturday, local officials said, as battle intensified there and in southern Helmand province.

Grief turns to anger over Kabul suicide attack

Grief turns to anger over Kabul suicide attack

The bomber blew himself up on Sunday morning in a large crowd queueing to collect their national ID certificates so they could register to vote in long-delayed legislative elections scheduled for October.

Kabul hotel attack killed 40 people, says official

Kabul hotel attack killed 40 people, says official

Visitors to the upmarket Intercontinental Hotel, which sits on a hilltop overlooking the Afghan capital, have described glaring security breaches before the assailants went on a bloody rampage targeting guests.

Afghans deported from Germany arrive in Kabul

Afghans deported from Germany arrive in Kabul

A group of 38 Afghans arrived in Kabul from Germany on Thursday, the first to be deported under an agreement reached between the two countries this year, following the rejection of their applications for asylum.

Thousands flee fierce fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand

Thousands flee fierce fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand

Fierce fighting in Helmand has sent thousands of Afghans fleeing to the capital of the southern opium-rich province, sparking a humanitarian crisis as Taliban insurgents besiege the city despite intensified US air strikes.