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Behind fall of Kabul, an Afghan military that was designed and hard-wired to fail
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Behind fall of Kabul, an Afghan military that was designed and hard-wired to fail

Even though funding was lavished on the Afghan military, there just wasn’t time for it to develop a stable institutional culture, and allow it to operate independently

UN body urges warring parties in Afghanistan to end fighting for the sake of civilians
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UN body urges warring parties in Afghanistan to end fighting for the sake of civilians

Nearly 360,000 people have been forcibly displaced by the conflict in Afghanistan since the beginning of the year and about 5 million people have been displaced since 2012.

India should resist Donald Trump's Afghanistan plans; deploying troops in Af-Pak region is of no strategic benefit to New Delhi
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India should resist Donald Trump's Afghanistan plans; deploying troops in Af-Pak region is of no strategic benefit to New Delhi

India cannot draw upon the experience of Operation Pawan because that was an overseas deployment of only the Indian Army and not even in cooperation with the Sri Lankan Army which could have been the host organisation.

UN chief Antonio Guterres condemns suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan, urges all parties to protect minorities
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UN chief Antonio Guterres condemns suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan, urges all parties to protect minorities

The UN Secretary General expressed his condolences and urged all parties to uphold their obligation to protect civilians, including minority communities.

Afghanistan: 32 dead, over 200 injured in suicide attack; Taliban claims responsibility
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Afghanistan: 32 dead, over 200 injured in suicide attack; Taliban claims responsibility

The death toll in a suicide and gun attack on police in southeast Afghanistan has risen to 32 with more than 200 wounded, an official said, in the latest deadly violence to hit the country.

Taliban attacks police training centre in Afghanistan, no reports of casualties yet
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Taliban attacks police training centre in Afghanistan, no reports of casualties yet

Suicide bombers and gunmen launched an attack on a police training centre in southeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, in the latest violence to rock the war-torn country.

Afghanistan considering arming 20,000 civilians to fight against Taliban and Islamic State
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Afghanistan considering arming 20,000 civilians to fight against Taliban and Islamic State

Afghanistan is considering training and arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories where Islamic militants have been driven out

Taliban, Islamic State abduct 35 civilians in Afghanistan's Jawzjan province
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Taliban, Islamic State abduct 35 civilians in Afghanistan's Jawzjan province

As many as 35 civilians have been kidnapped by militants of the Islamic State and Taliban in northern Afghanistan's Jawzjan province, locals said on Sunday.

Taliban attack Afghan military base: 18 soldiers killed, four captured by terror group
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Taliban attack Afghan military base: 18 soldiers killed, four captured by terror group

At least 18 Afghan soldiers were killed in an attack by the Taliban on a military base in Kandahar province, a local media report said on Friday.

Afghan army chief, defence minister resign following Taliban attack at Balkh military base
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Afghan army chief, defence minister resign following Taliban attack at Balkh military base

Afghanistan's army chief and defence minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said.

Pakistan military warns Donald Trump of 'total mess' in Afghanistan
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Pakistan military warns Donald Trump of 'total mess' in Afghanistan

The Pakistan military has warned US President Donald Trump's new Generals that they face a "total mess" in Afghanistan unless the US and Britain halt the advance of the Islamic State and the Taliban in the strife-torn country.

Terror crackdown: At least 10 militants killed in army operation in Afghanistan
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Terror crackdown: At least 10 militants killed in army operation in Afghanistan

At least 10 militants were killed by the Afghan National Army (ANA) during an operation in eastern province of Kunar in Afghanistan, an army source said on Wednesday.

The fall of Kunduz: Why the capture of Afghanistan's fifth-largest city should be wake-up call for India
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The fall of Kunduz: Why the capture of Afghanistan's fifth-largest city should be wake-up call for India

India has been providing training to thousands of Afghan soldiers battling the Taliban, but it has taken a highly cautious path in providing lethal defence equipment. So far, India has provided none, despite repeated requests by Kabul.

Suicide bomb attack on air force bus kills 9 in Kabul
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Suicide bomb attack on air force bus kills 9 in Kabul

A suicide bomb in Kabul killed five military officers on Wednesday in an attack on an air force bus.

Afghan forces end Taliban siege of hotel, 17 dead
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Afghan forces end Taliban siege of hotel, 17 dead

Thirteen people were killed before a long siege was ended at a popular hotel outside the Afghan capital, during which Taliban gunmen took scores of hostages.

Suicide plot to attack Afghan ministry; soldiers arrested
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Suicide plot to attack Afghan ministry; soldiers arrested

More than a dozen Afghan soldiers suspected of plotting to attack the Defence Ministry in Kabul were arrested after 10 suicide vests were found inside the ministry, the New York Times reported, citing Afghan and Western officials.