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Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah among favourites in Afghan election but winner can do little to alter US-Taliban dynamic
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Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah among favourites in Afghan election but winner can do little to alter US-Taliban dynamic

Ashraf Ghani would certainly project a victory as a mandate from Afghan people in any future peace process with the Taliban.

Pakistan opens border to allow Afghans to take part in presidential polls after request from defence ministry
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Pakistan opens border to allow Afghans to take part in presidential polls after request from defence ministry

About 9.6 million Afghans are registered to vote in key presidential poll which marks the culmination of a bloody election campaign.

Afghanistan presidential election: Two civilians dead, 27 injured in blasts at polling stations; Kabul under partial lockdown
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Afghanistan presidential election: Two civilians dead, 27 injured in blasts at polling stations; Kabul under partial lockdown

Amid Afghanistan's presidential elections on Saturday, insurgents staged a series of blasts at polling stations across the country killing at least two and injuring 27 others.

Afghanistan to elect new president: 18 candidates, including incumbent Ashraf Ghani, vying to lead amid threats of Taliban violence
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Afghanistan to elect new president: 18 candidates, including incumbent Ashraf Ghani, vying to lead amid threats of Taliban violence

To protect voters, Afghanistan forces supported by NATO troops mission have been monitoring election stations across the country from 22 September.

Donald Trump pulling plug on talks with Taliban could not come at a better time for India; here's why
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Donald Trump pulling plug on talks with Taliban could not come at a better time for India; here's why

New Delhi has never recognised Taliban as a legitimate political actor who should have a say in the peace process, or in Afghan people's future.

More Afghan civilians now killed by US, pro-govt forces than by Talibans and other insurgent groups: United Nations
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More Afghan civilians now killed by US, pro-govt forces than by Talibans and other insurgent groups: United Nations

During the first three months of 2019, international and pro-government forces were responsible for the deaths of 305 civilians, whereas insurgent groups killed 227 people, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a quarterly report

Taliban ambush kills 22 police officers in Afghanistan's Farah province; militants seize four vehicles, weapons
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Taliban ambush kills 22 police officers in Afghanistan's Farah province; militants seize four vehicles, weapons

The Taliban and its rival the Islamic State group (IS) have been inflicting record casualties on local forces this year.

Taliban attack in Afghanistan's Badghis province kills four Afghan troops; NATO airstrike in Logar claims 10 lives in separate incidents
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Taliban attack in Afghanistan's Badghis province kills four Afghan troops; NATO airstrike in Logar claims 10 lives in separate incidents

In two separate incidents, Taliban insurgents killed four troops in an ambush and NATO airstrike called by Afghan special forces claimed 10 lives

Ashraf Ghani admits massive losses to Afghanistan forces in rare public acceptance, says over 28,000 soldiers killed since 2015
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Ashraf Ghani admits massive losses to Afghanistan forces in rare public acceptance, says over 28,000 soldiers killed since 2015

The president of Afghanistan told a US audience Tuesday that his country is not losing the war to the Taliban and is not at risk of collapse amid escalating attacks by the militant group and an expansion of the territory it controls.

16 Taliban militants killed, 19 injured after Afghan forces recapture villages in Dand-e-Ghori area of Baghlan province
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16 Taliban militants killed, 19 injured after Afghan forces recapture villages in Dand-e-Ghori area of Baghlan province

Dand-e-Ghori was captured by Taliban two years ago and since then has been regarded as a Taliban stronghold in the northern Baghlan province. The ongoing operations against the Taliban in Dand-e-Ghori would last until the area was cleansed of the insurgents.

Five Afghan police officers killed in Gardez, Taliban claims responsibility
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Five Afghan police officers killed in Gardez, Taliban claims responsibility

Taliban attackers stormed a regional police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan Sunday, killing five officers and injuring 22 people

Afghanistan: Attack on Kabul American university kills 12, injures 45
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Afghanistan: Attack on Kabul American university kills 12, injures 45

At least 12 people were killed after militants stormed the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, officials said on Thursday, in a nearly 10-hour raid that prompted anguished pleas for help from trapped students.

Pakistan and Afghanistan increase troops at Khyber Pass after border clash
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Pakistan and Afghanistan increase troops at Khyber Pass after border clash

A Pakistani army officer died on Tuesday after being shot by Afghan forces in a border clash, Pakistan's military said, a development likely to ratchet up tension between the neighbours who sources said, were beefing up troop numbers on either side.

Live: Seven Taliban gunmen killed by security forces in Afghan Parliament, say officials
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Live: Seven Taliban gunmen killed by security forces in Afghan Parliament, say officials

Police say the Taliban have launched an attack outside the Afghan parliament, setting off four large bombs as lawmakers were meeting inside.

US allowed 'limited' military role, agrees on draft pact with Afghanistan
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US allowed 'limited' military role, agrees on draft pact with Afghanistan

The agreement reached Wednesday is far from complete. The document now goes to the Loya Jirga, a 3,000-member council of elders who have the right to revise or reject any clause of the draft agreement.