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Afghanistan probes civilian casualties in Kunduz military operation

Kunduz - Afghan authorities are probing reports that 14 civilians were killed or wounded during a military operation, the defence ministry said Friday, with several officials saying women and children were among the victims.

Seven dead in suicide attack at Afghan ministry: officials

Kabul - A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a government ministry in Kabul on Sunday as workers were leaving their offices, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, officials said, in the latest deadly attack to rock the country.

Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

Kabul - The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures showed Sunday, with militant attacks and suicide bombs the leading causes of death.

10 dead, hundreds of houses destroyed in Afghan landslide: officials

Kabul - At least 10 people were killed and hundreds of homes destroyed in a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan after melting snow triggered a landslide, officials said Thursday.

Taliban attacks on Afghan forces cause 'heavy casualties': officials

Kunduz - Taliban attacks on Afghan security forces in the country's north have caused "heavy casualties", officials said Thursday, putting the number of soldiers killed as high as 40 in ongoing fighting.

Afghan deported from Germany commits suicide in Kabul hotel

Kabul - An Afghan man deported from Germany has been found dead in a hotel room in Kabul after committing suicide, officials said Wednesday.

11 killed in attack on Afghan education office: officials

Jalalabad - At least 11 people were killed after gunmen stormed an education department compound in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday, officials said, sparking an hours-long battle with security forces in the latest attack in the restive region.

12 killed in suicide attack on Afghan security forces: officials

Jalalabad - A suicide attack in Afghanistan Tuesday killed at least 12 people and ignited a nearby petrol station, officials said, with witnesses describing screaming victims "swallowed" by flames in the latest deadly violence to hit the country.

Pompeo says 'hope' for Afghan peace talks in unannounced visit to Kabul

Kabul - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday there was "now hope" for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, during an unannounced visit to Kabul.

US soldier killed in 'apparent insider attack' in Afghanistan: NATO

Kabul - A US soldier was killed and two others wounded in an "apparent insider attack" in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, NATO said.

Sikh election candidate among 19 dead in Afghan suicide attack

Jalalabad - A suicide bomb attack in a city in eastern Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was visiting killed at least 19 people, including the only Sikh candidate in upcoming legislative elections, officials said Sunday.

US says Taliban inertia on peace talks 'unacceptable'

Kabul - The United States said the Taliban's failure to engage in talks to end Afghanistan's nearly 17-year conflict was "unacceptable" and called on Pakistan to exert more pressure on the militants.

Afghan forces resume offensive operations after govt ceasefire ends

Kabul - Afghan security forces resumed offensive operations on Saturday after President Ashraf Ghani declared an end to the government's unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban.

Taliban kidnap 43 Afghans including road construction workers

Kandahar - Taliban fighters kidnapped 43 people from a road construction camp during a raid in southern Afghanistan that also killed four security forces, an official said Friday, in the latest fighting since the group's ceasefire ended.

30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks: officials

Herat - Taliban fighters killed around 30 Afghan security forces in multiple attacks in western Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, in the deadliest clashes since the militant group ended its ceasefire.

Afghanistan's surprise ceasefire celebrations raise hopes for peace

Kabul - Extraordinary scenes of Afghan Taliban and security forces spontaneously celebrating a historic ceasefire showed many fighters on both sides are fed up with fighting, analysts say, raising hopes for peace in a country ravaged by war.

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban end ceasefire

Kabul - Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented ceasefire and resumed attacks in several parts of the country.

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban end ceasefire

Kabul - Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented ceasefire and resumed attacks in parts of the country.

Taliban refuse to extend Afghanistan ceasefire, as suicide attack kills 18

Kabul - The Taliban refused to extend their ceasefire beyond Sunday night, dampening hopes for peace after jubilant scenes over the Eid holidays in Afghanistan.

Afghan Taliban tells fighters to stay at posts after attack on ceasefire revellers

Kabul - The Taliban on Sunday ordered its fighters in Afghanistan to avoid gatherings of security forces and civilians, a day after a suicide bomber killed 25 people including members of the militant group celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire.
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