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Afghanistan govt claims killing of top al-Qaeda propagandist wanted by FBI
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Afghanistan govt claims killing of top al-Qaeda propagandist wanted by FBI

The Al-Qaeda propagandist who was killed was Husam Abd al-Rauf, also known by the nom de guerre Abu Muhsin al-Masri

Afghanistan government airstrikes kill 24 civilians, injure 6 in northern province of Kunduz, say witnesses
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Afghanistan government airstrikes kill 24 civilians, injure 6 in northern province of Kunduz, say witnesses

The Afghan defence ministry claimed the airstrikes killed 30 Taliban fighters, but added an investigation was being held into claims that civilians were among the dead

Afghan military retakes control of Jalalabad prison from Islamic State militants; 29 dead, 50 injured
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Afghan military retakes control of Jalalabad prison from Islamic State militants; 29 dead, 50 injured

Following a battle that started on Sunday and continued till Monday afternoon, Afghan security forces seized a prison which is holding hundreds of Islamic State militants

Three killed, 24 injured as suicide car bomb and gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan
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Three killed, 24 injured as suicide car bomb and gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan

The gunbattle between Afghan security forces and insurgents in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, was still ongoing on Sunday evening and casualties are likely to rise, official said

US dispatches special envoy to Afghanistan to push Taliban, Kabul for peace talks
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US dispatches special envoy to Afghanistan to push Taliban, Kabul for peace talks

The United States is drawing down its troops in Afghanistan under an agreement struck in February with the Taliban.

Listeners lost, but Radio Afghanistan continues decades-long practice of reading out death notices
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Listeners lost, but Radio Afghanistan continues decades-long practice of reading out death notices

Afghans once tuned into Radio Afghanistan twice a day to hear the reading of death notices, but in an age of social media, the voice of the nation has lost much of its sway.

In Afghanistan, the wild ephedra shrub breathes new life into country's meth epidemic
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In Afghanistan, the wild ephedra shrub breathes new life into country's meth epidemic

Once the ephedra lands in these district centers, often outside areas of Afghan government control, it is milled to a fine powder and sold in bulk quantities at open-air markets that have sprung up with the express purpose of providing supplies to local meth-producers.

Eight killed, 5 wounded in gunfire at mosque in Afghanistan's Parwan province during Ramzan prayers; Taliban denies responsibility
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Eight killed, 5 wounded in gunfire at mosque in Afghanistan's Parwan province during Ramzan prayers; Taliban denies responsibility

Gunmen opened fire in a mosque in central Afghanistan on Tuesday evening, killing eight worshippers breaking their Ramadan fast and wounding five others

US' attempts for peace in Afghanistan suffer setback as Kabul launches offensive against Taliban after fresh terrorist attacks
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US' attempts for peace in Afghanistan suffer setback as Kabul launches offensive against Taliban after fresh terrorist attacks

US president Donald Trump’s stalled plans to bring peace to Afghanistan have suffered a new setback with a decision by Kabul to resume offensive operations against the Taliban following two attacks on Tuesday that killed scores of Afghans

From Kabul maternity ward to Nangarhar cemetery, a morning of murder rocks Afghanistan
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From Kabul maternity ward to Nangarhar cemetery, a morning of murder rocks Afghanistan

Three militants stormed a hospital in Kabul soon after 10 am on Tuesday, shooting new mothers dead before the newborns in their arms had even seen the light outside the hospital.

14 killed after militants storm maternity hospital in Afghanistan's Kabul; suicide bomber leaves 24 dead in attack on funeral ceremony in Nangarhar
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14 killed after militants storm maternity hospital in Afghanistan's Kabul; suicide bomber leaves 24 dead in attack on funeral ceremony in Nangarhar

The violence could further undermine a peace process in the wake of a deal signed between the United States and the Taliban in February

Afghan forces arrest eight members of Islamic State-Haqqani network that killed 25 Sikh worshippers in March at Kabul
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Afghan forces arrest eight members of Islamic State-Haqqani network that killed 25 Sikh worshippers in March at Kabul

Afghan security forces arrested eight members of a network grouping Islamic State and Haqqani militants responsible shootings of worshippers at a Sikh complex as well as rocket attacks on President Ashraf Ghani’s swearing-in ceremony and on Bagram airbase

Twenty-five killed, 8 wounded after gunmen attack Sikh temple in Kabul; Islamic State claims responsibility
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Twenty-five killed, 8 wounded after gunmen attack Sikh temple in Kabul; Islamic State claims responsibility

The gunmen attacked the gurdwara in Shor Bazar area at about 07.45 (local time) as 150 worshippers were inside the building, authorities said

Gunmen attack Sikh religious complex in Kabul; 200 trapped inside sanctuary area, says Afghanistan parliamentarian Narender Singh Khalsa
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Gunmen attack Sikh religious complex in Kabul; 200 trapped inside sanctuary area, says Afghanistan parliamentarian Narender Singh Khalsa

Afghan security forces had blocked off the area and were taking on the attackers, Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said in a message to journalists

Gunmen open fire at memorial for Shiite leader Abdul Ali Mazari in Afghanistan’s Kabul; 27 killed, 55 injured
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Gunmen open fire at memorial for Shiite leader Abdul Ali Mazari in Afghanistan’s Kabul; 27 killed, 55 injured

Gunmen killed at least 27 people and wounded at least 55 others in Afghanistan capital on Friday at a remembrance ceremony for a minority Shiite leader, officials said.

‘Time to end war that began after 9/11’: Veterans welcome long overdue withdrawal from Afghanistan, but fear return of Sharia law
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‘Time to end war that began after 9/11’: Veterans welcome long overdue withdrawal from Afghanistan, but fear return of Sharia law

For many, the US is long overdue in withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan after more than 18 years of fighting. Others question the trustworthiness of the Taliban, whose hard-line government the US-led forces overthrew in 2001

Coronavirus outbreak: Afghanistan confirms first positive case in Herat; health minister announces state of emergency in province
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Coronavirus outbreak: Afghanistan confirms first positive case in Herat; health minister announces state of emergency in province

Ferozuddin Feroz, the minister of public health, told a press conference in Kabul one of three suspected cases had been confirmed in the Western province of Herat

Taliban in Afghanistan 'tired' of fighting, wants to make peace deal with America, says Donald Trump days ahead of agreement
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Taliban in Afghanistan 'tired' of fighting, wants to make peace deal with America, says Donald Trump days ahead of agreement

Trump told reporters at the White House that the time had come for the US troops to 'come home'

Donald Trump's India visit: US peace deal with Afghan Taliban hands Islamabad leverage, leaves New Delhi vulnerable on Kashmir
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Donald Trump's India visit: US peace deal with Afghan Taliban hands Islamabad leverage, leaves New Delhi vulnerable on Kashmir

Ever since 1999, Indian policies in Kashmir have been predicated on the assumption that New Delhi and Washington’s regional interests converge: reining in Pakistan’s jihadist proxies, it seemed, was a common interest. President Trump’s Afghan deal makes that not necessarily true.