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Afghan Taliban release new video of US, Australian hostages

An American and an Australian have appeared in a second Taliban hostage video, nearly a year after they were kidnapped in Kabul. Gunmen wearing police uniforms abducted American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weekes, both professors at the American University of Afghanistan, in August last …

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Over 12 Afghan police men killed in Taliban attack

Over 12 Afghan policemen were killed and 15 people injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack by Taliban insurgents on the police headquarters in an eastern city Sunday, authorities said. The assault on the headquarters in Gardez, which was still continuing, was launched at …

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Two Pakistani diplomats go missing in Afghanistan

Two Pakistani diplomats based in a consulate office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad have been missing since Friday. “Two officials of our Consulate General Jalalabad are missing since 16th June 2017 while commuting to Pakistan by road. The matter has been raised with …

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China seeks to mediate between Pakistan, Afghanistan

China has expressed a desire to take on a role as mediator between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office said in statement on Monday, Tolo News reported. “China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is scheduled to visit Kabul soon where he will meet Afghan …

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Two US soldiers killed by Afghan commando: official

NANGARHAR -UNS: An Afghan commando Saturday killed two American soldiers and wounded two others during a joint operation in eastern Nangarhar province, a stronghold of Islamic State militants, an official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the insider attack in the volatile district of Achin, …

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Afghan govt hosts multinational peace conference amid tight security

KABUL  – Kabul is hosting a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan Tuesday, as the capital reels from a wave of bombings and clashes last week that left more than 100 people dead and hundreds wounded. The Afghan President made a strong plea for security at …

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12 killed in deadly Kabul explosions

KABUL -UNS/BBC- Suicide bombers have killed at least 12 people at the funeral in Kabul of a man who died during a protest on Friday, Afghan officials say. More than 100 were wounded in the attack, which hit the funeral of one of five people …

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Over 90 killed,400 injured in massive Kabul truck bombing

KABUL (AFP) – Over 90 people were killed and 400 hundreds wounded Wednesday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital and shattering windows hundreds of metres away. Bodies littered the scene and a …

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Over 20 policemen killed by taliban in southern Afghanistan

KABUL: At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed early Sunday when Taliban fighters stormed multiple security outposts in the volatile southern province of Zabul, officials said, as the insurgents escalate their annual spring offensive. Local officials made desperate calls to Afghan television stations to seek …

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State Radio Television Afghanistan attacked in east Afghanistan: official

JALALABAD -UNS – Gunmen attacked a national television and radio station in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, an official said. “We have reports of an attack on RTA (Radio Television Afghanistan). A gunfight is going on inside the building,” government spokesman Attaullah …

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