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Suicide bomber kills 22 outside bank in E. Afghanistan: officials

Jalalabad - A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people and wounded 50 others in an attack on Saturday outside a bank in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, provincial officials said.

Anti-graft academic leads Afghan push against 'economic mafia'

Kabul - Ringed with snipers and sandbag bunkers, the makeshift office of a Kabul academic spearheading President Ashraf Ghani's unprecedented anti-corruption drive could be mistaken for a military garrison.

Taliban kill 18 Afghan soldiers, some beheaded

Kunduz - Taliban fighters killed 18 Afghan soldiers -- including some who were beheaded -- after storming an army outpost in the remote mountainous northeast in a major attack before the spring fighting season, officials said Monday.

Bullet-ridden bodies of five aid workers found in Afghanistan

The bullet-ridden bodies of five aid workers, taken under duress by armed gunmen nearly two months ago, have been found in a city in the south of Afghanistan, a government official reported on Saturday.

15 killed in Afghan bombings, including attack on NATO convoy

Jalalabad - A Taliban suicide car bomb targeted a NATO convoy in eastern Afghanistan Friday, killing at least three civilians as security forces brace for a full-blown insurgent offensive in the spring fighting season.

Taliban storm Afghan court complex, killing three

Balkh - Taliban suicide attackers wearing military uniforms stormed a court complex in Afghanistan's relatively tranquil north Thursday, killing at least three people and wounding scores of others in an assault highlighting the country's fragile security situa...

US soldier killed in Afghan 'insider attack'

Jalalabad - An American soldier was killed Wednesday in a firefight between US and Afghan troops in eastern Afghanistan, the first apparent insider attack since Washington announced a delay in troop withdrawals from the country.

Amnesty condemns Afghan 'failure' to protect female activists

Kabul - Afghanistan is turning its back on female activists and leaving them vulnerable to threats, assassinations and sexual assault, Amnesty International said Tuesday, urging the international community to preserve hard-won gains for women.

Taliban publish biography of 'RPG-loving' Mullah Omar

Kabul - The Afghan Taliban on Sunday published a descriptive biography of their "charismatic" supreme leader Mullah Omar, in a surprise move apparently aimed at countering the creeping influence of the Islamic State group within insurgent ranks.

Afghan suicide blast kills 16, wounds dozens

Khost - A suicide bomber killed at least 16 people Thursday and wounded 40 others, including a prominent lawmaker, at an anti-corruption rally in Afghanistan's restive east, the latest casualties ahead of the Taliban's widely anticipated spring offensive.

Afghan MP survives suicide attack, three dead: officials

Kabul - A prominent Afghan MP escaped a suicide attack Sunday that killed three people including a child and left seven others wounded, officials said, just days after Washington announced it would slow the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

Doctors' group says 1.3 million killed in U.S. 'War on Terror'

A group of international physicians' organizations has published a study concluding US-led wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan have killed more than 1.3 million people.

Suicide bomber hits Kabul as Taliban warn on US troop pullout

Kabul - A suicide car bomber killed seven people in Kabul Wednesday as the Taliban warned that Washington's decision to slow the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan will hamper peace efforts.

US slowing Afghan troop withdrawal damages peace prospects: Taliban

Kandahar - US President Barack Obama's decision to slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan will hamper peace efforts, the Taliban said Wednesday, vowing to continue fighting.

Federal judge orders release of thousands of torture photos

New York - A federal judge has ordered the release of nearly 2,100 photos showing the torture and other abuse of detainees, many of them innocent, imprisoned by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan during the George W. Bush administration's 'war on terror.'

Gunmen kill 13 bus passengers in Afghanistan

Kabul - Gunmen killed 13 passengers travelling on a bus in Afghanistan on Tuesday, underlining the country's fragile security situation as President Ashraf Ghani holds talks with the United States in Washington.

Hundreds of Afghans bury woman beaten to death by mob

Kabul - Hundreds of people on Sunday attended the burial of an Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran.

Op-Ed: Canada's foreign policy is making us less safe

Ottawa - This week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that he was going to put forward legislation to extend the nation's role in Iraq and potentially expand its mission into Syria. This will only make us less safe and less free.

Afghan truck bomb kills seven in Lashkar Gah

Kandahar - A Taliban truck bomb targeting senior provincial officials Wednesday killed at least seven civilians and wounded around 40 in southern Afghanistan, where the military has been battling insurgents since last month, officials said.

The reality of hacking Islamic extremist websites

A computer vigilante, Jester is a former American soldier who hacks anti-American, Jihadist and homophobic websites. Serving four tours in Afghanistan and elsewhere, he is a former military contractor involving US Special Operations Command projects.
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