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German national believed to be military adviser to Taliban arrested in Afghanistan's Helmand province
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German national believed to be military adviser to Taliban arrested in Afghanistan's Helmand province

A German national believed to be a military advisor to the Taliban in Afghanistan has been arrested in the insurgency-racked province of Helmand

Afghanistan: 11 policemen killed by Taliban on checkpoints in Helmand province, say officials
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Afghanistan: 11 policemen killed by Taliban on checkpoints in Helmand province, say officials

An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have attacked checkpoints in the southern Helmand province, killing 11 police.

Taliban suicide bomber kills 5 in Afghanistan a day after Donald Trump's decision to send more troops
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Taliban suicide bomber kills 5 in Afghanistan a day after Donald Trump's decision to send more troops

A Taliban suicide bomber killed five civilians and wounded 25 others in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, an official said.

Errant US airstrike kills 16 Afghan police officers in Afghanistan's Helmand province
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Errant US airstrike kills 16 Afghan police officers in Afghanistan's Helmand province

An errant US airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others, Helmand provincial police chief said

Afghanistan forces kill 200 Taliban militants in one week in clashes for Nawa district's control
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Afghanistan forces kill 200 Taliban militants in one week in clashes for Nawa district's control

The government forces backed by helicopter gunships have been targeting Taliban positions over the past week

54 Taliban militants killed during Afghanistan Army operations in Helmand province
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54 Taliban militants killed during Afghanistan Army operations in Helmand province

Up to 54 Taliban insurgents were killed in Afghan Army operations over the past 24 hours in southern Helmand province.

Afghanistan bombings: Death toll rises to 50 in blasts across three cities
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Afghanistan bombings: Death toll rises to 50 in blasts across three cities

Bombings across three Afghan cities including Kabul killed around 50 people on Tuesday, in a day of carnage that shattered a relative lull in violence as Taliban insurgents escalate a deadly winter campaign.

Attack in volatile south kills eight policemen in Afghanistan's Gereshk district, says official
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Attack in volatile south kills eight policemen in Afghanistan's Gereshk district, says official

An Afghan official says overnight attacks by the Taliban on two police checkpoints in the volatile south killed at least eight policemen

Seven people killed as gunmen open fire in Afghanistan govt office
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Seven people killed as gunmen open fire in Afghanistan govt office

At least seven people were killed and seven wounded when gunmen opened fire in a government office in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand on Wed

Sasha the labrador killed in Afghanistan gets bravery medal
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Sasha the labrador killed in Afghanistan gets bravery medal

A report by the Telegraph said that Sasha was credited with saving many lives by finding hidden weapons caches and boobytrap bombs in Helmand province.

Six Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province
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Six Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province

"Three Taliban militants were killed when an improvised explosive device, they planted to target security forces went off prematurely along a main road in Nad Ali district Sunday night," Mohammad Nasim Sangin, an official told Xinhua.

Prince Harry comparing war to video games a mistake: Hamid Karzai
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Prince Harry comparing war to video games a mistake: Hamid Karzai

"Prince Harry is a young man, we do give exits to young men when they make mistakes," Karzai said.

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan fall 20 percent: UN
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Civilian deaths in Afghanistan fall 20 percent: UN

The killing of civilians has soured the feelings of many ordinary Afghans towards foreign forces and has been a constant strain on ties between the Afghan government and its Western backers in the increasingly unpopular war.