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Ashraf Ghani wins second term as Afghanistan president with 50% of votes, says election commission
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Ashraf Ghani wins second term as Afghanistan president with 50% of votes, says election commission

Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president of Afghanistan, the country’s independent election commission announced Tuesday, more than four months after polls closed.

As Afghanistan’s election season begins, 20 die in attack targeting Kabul office of vice-presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh
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As Afghanistan’s election season begins, 20 die in attack targeting Kabul office of vice-presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh

At least 20 people were killed and 50 others wounded on Sunday in an attack targeting the Kabul office of Amrullah Saleh. The violence came on the first day of campaigning for the upcoming presidential elections. After about six hours the siege ended with all attackers killed and the rescue of about 150 people who had been trapped in the building.

Latest Pentagon report on Afghanistan takes forward Donald Trump's 2017 strategy, outlines role for India
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Latest Pentagon report on Afghanistan takes forward Donald Trump's 2017 strategy, outlines role for India

The Pentagon's new report to Congress, titled Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan is clear in its objective, its strategy, and what it expects from countries involved in language that is only mildly diplomatic

Key Afghan police official among three killed in shooting at Kandahar days ahead of election
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Key Afghan police official among three killed in shooting at Kandahar days ahead of election

Security forces swarmed the southern city of Kandahar after the shooting that shuttered shops and sent terrified civilians — already on high alert for attacks — into their homes.

Twelve killed, 33 injured after blast inside Afghanistan mosque used as voter registration centre
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Twelve killed, 33 injured after blast inside Afghanistan mosque used as voter registration centre

A bomb blast inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that was being used as a voter registration centre killed at least 12 people and wounded 33, officials said.

Suicide attack in Kabul kills 57, injures 119; blast leads to growing concerns on security in lead-up to elections
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Suicide attack in Kabul kills 57, injures 119; blast leads to growing concerns on security in lead-up to elections

An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 48 people including women and children and wounded 112 outside a voter registration centre in Kabul.

Millions of Afghans defy Taliban to vote in historic election
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Millions of Afghans defy Taliban to vote in historic election

despite spiraling carnage and grave disappointments, Afghans by the millions crowded mosque courtyards and lined up at schools to vote, telling a war-weary world they want their voices heard.