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Taliban wage overnight gunfight in Kabul diplomatic quarter

Kabul - An all-night gunbattle with Taliban insurgents who stormed a guesthouse in Kabul's diplomatic quarter ended at daybreak Wednesday, with four attackers killed in the second assault in two weeks on a venue popular with foreigners.

Militants wage overnight gunfight in Kabul diplomatic quarter

Kabul - Gunfire and explosions rang out Wednesday in a diplomatic quarter of Kabul as security forces waged an all-night battle with Taliban militants who tried to storm a guesthouse owned by a prominent political family.

Blasts, gunfire as insurgents attack Kabul diplomatic area

Kabul - Sporadic bursts of gunfire and heavy explosions rocked a diplomatic district of the Afghan capital Tuesday, with police saying a guesthouse is believed to be the target of the ongoing attack.

Islamic State wooing fighters from Taliban in Afghanistan

Kabul - General John Campbell, the commander of international forces in Afghanistan reports that the Islamic State is recruiting fighters in Afghanistan and next door in Pakistan as well.

Taliban truck bomber wounds more than 70 in southern Afghanistan

Kandahar - A Taliban truck bomber detonated about a tonne of explosives outside a government complex in southern Afghanistan on Monday, wounding more than 70 people as the summer fighting season sends civilian casualties surging.

IS is recruiting, but not operational in Afghanistan: NATO General

Kabul - The Islamic State group is recruiting fighters in Afghanistan, the commander of foreign forces in country has said, but they are not yet operational.

Taliban car bomber kills four, wounds dozens in Kabul

Kabul - A Taliban car bomber ripped through the parking lot of the justice ministry in Kabul Tuesday, killing four people and wounding dozens of others in the latest in a string of attacks to shake the Afghan capital.

11 Afghan police jailed over mob killing of woman

Kabul - Eleven Afghan policemen were Tuesday sentenced to one year in prison for failing to protect a woman who was lynched by a mob after being falsely accused of blasphemy, following a landmark fast-track trial.

Three including foreigner killed in Kabul suicide attack

Kabul - Three people including a foreigner working with a European Union police unit were killed when a Taliban car bomber struck a foreign convoy Sunday, the latest attack of Afghanistan's fighting season.

U.S. drone strikes continue in both Afghanistan and Pakistan

Despite the U.S. mission in Afghanistan changing this year from a combat role to training with most troops withdrawn, the drone program remains active. Drone strikes continue in Pakistan as well even though the government condemns them.

Taliban defend killing of foreigners after Kabul guesthouse siege

Kabul - The Afghan Taliban attempted to justify targeting foreigners after a brazen hours-long siege on a Kabul guesthouse that killed 14 people, saying people from "invading countries" do not count as civilians.

Op-Ed: U.S., China, Japan and the island dispute — U.S. deploys B1s

Sydney - The continuing escalation of the issues raised by China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea has increased the likelihood of some sort of conflict in future. China’s construction of artificial islands in the area has infuriated neighbors.

Fourteen die in Kabul guesthouse siege, most of them foreign

Kabul - Fourteen people, most of them foreigners, were killed in a Taliban attack on a Kabul guesthouse that trapped dozens attending a concert and triggered an hours-long standoff with Afghan forces, officials said Thursday.

Taliban claim responsiblity for Kabul guesthouse attack

Kabul - The Taliban on Thursday claimed responsibility for an attack during a concert at a Kabul guesthouse that left five people dead including two Indians and an American."It was a suicide mission carried out by one of our mujaheddin from Logar.

American among five dead in Kabul guesthouse siege

Kabul - An American was among five people killed when gunmen stormed a downtown Kabul guesthouse, trapping dozens of people attending a concert and triggering an hours-long standoff with Afghan security forces, officials said on Thursday.

American killed in seven-hour Kabul guesthouse siege

Kabul - An American citizen was killed when gunmen stormed a downtown Kabul guesthouse late Wednesday, trapping several foreigners awaiting a musical concert and triggering a seven-hour standoff with Afghan security forces.

Gunmen trap foreigners in Kabul guesthouse

Kabul - Gunmen stormed a downtown Kabul guesthouse late Wednesday, trapping several foreigners awaiting a planned concert and triggering a shootout with security forces, with fears of multiple casualties.

Squalor, misery await Afghan returnees forced out of Pakistan

Tarin Kowt - Like thousands of Afghan returnees, Neik Mohammad became unwanted in Pakistan after a Taliban massacre at a Peshawar school, forcing him to return home to a life of misery and fear in a squalid refugee settlement.

19 of 31 Shiites abducted in February freed: Afghan officials

Ghazni - Nineteen of 31 Shiite Muslim men abducted in Afghanistan in February were released Monday in exchange for scores of Uzbek militant fighters held in government prisons, officials said.

Suicide attack on Kabul bus kills 3, wounds at least 16

Kabul - A Taliban suicide bomber struck a government bus in Kabul on Sunday, killing three and wounding at least 16 others, officials said, the second such attack in less than a week in the Afghan capital.
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