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Taliban car bombing at Afghan bank kills 34, wounds dozens

Iran - At least 34 people were killed Thursday when a Taliban car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan.

Taliban car bombing at Afghan bank kills 34, wounds dozens

Iran - At least 34 people were killed Thursday when a Taliban car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan.

Taliban car bombing at Afghan bank kills 34, wounds dozens

Iran - At least 34 people were killed Thursday when a Taliban car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan.

'Multiple casualties as car bomb hits bank in south Afghanistan'

Iran - A powerful car bomb Thursday struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city when civilian and military government employees were queueing to withdraw their salaries, causing multiple casualties, officials said.

'Multiple casualties as car bomb hits bank in south Afghanistan'

Iran - A powerful car bomb Thursday struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city when civilian and military government employees were queueing to withdraw their salaries, causing multiple casualties, officials said.

'Multiple casualties as car bomb hits bank in south Afghanistan'

Iran - A powerful car bomb Thursday struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city when civilian and military government employees were queueing to withdraw their salaries, causing multiple casualties, officials said.

US watchdog decries pricey woodland uniforms for Afghan army

Washington - The Pentagon wasted millions of dollars buying the Afghan army a woodland camouflage uniform that was apparently chosen on a whim and may have made soldiers easier to spot, a US government watchdog said Wednesday.

Taliban gunmen kill eight Afghan guards at largest US base

Kabul - Taliban gunmen have killed eight Afghan guards working at the largest American base in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, as the US appears set to boost its troop presence in the country.

Taliban gunmen kill eight Afghan guards at largest US base

Kabul - Taliban gunmen have killed eight Afghan guards working at the largest American base in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, as the US appears set to boost its troop presence in the country.

Taliban gunmen kill eight Afghan guards at largest US base

Kabul - Taliban gunmen have killed eight Afghan guards working at the largest American base in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, as the US appears set to boost its troop presence in the country.

Taliban attack kills five Afghan police, injures 15

Kabul - A Taliban suicide bomb and gun attack on a police hedquarters in eastern Afghanistan killed at least five officers and injured 18 people, authorities said.

Taliban attack kills five Afghan police, injures 15

Kabul - A Taliban suicide bomb and gun attack on a police hedquarters in eastern Afghanistan killed at least five officers and injured 18 people, authorities said.

Taliban attack kills five Afghan police, injures 15

Kabul - A Taliban suicide bomb and gun attack on a police hedquarters in eastern Afghanistan killed at least five officers and injured 18 people, authorities said.

Seven US soldiers wounded in Afghan 'insider attack'

Mazar-e Sharif - Seven American troops were wounded Saturday in an insider attack by an Afghan soldier at a military base, as the US appears set to boost its troop presence in the country.

AFP Kabul bureau wins SOPA award for report on child sex slavery

Hong Kong - AFP's Kabul bureau has won one of Asia's most prestigious journalism prizes for a report exposing the practice of "bacha bazi", or institutionalised child sex slavery, and its detrimental effects on security in war-torn Afghanistan.

Four dead as suicide bombers hit Kabul Shiite mosque

Kabul - Suicide bombers struck a crowded Shiite mosque in Kabul late Thursday, killing four people in the latest in a series of militant attacks to rattle the Afghan capital during the holy month of Ramadan.

IS captures Tora Bora, once bin Laden's Afghan hideout

Jalalabad - Islamic State fighters have captured Tora Bora, a mountain cave complex in eastern Afghanistan that was once the hideout of Osama bin Laden, officials said Thursday, despite pressure on the jihadists from US-led forces.

UN chief calls for aid to Afghanistan as conflict spirals

Kabul - Sitting cross-legged with war-displaced women in a mud-brick settlement on Kabul's outskirts, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for increased humanitarian assistance and a political solution to end the conflict.

UN chief calls for aid to Afghanistan as conflict spirals

Kabul - Sitting cross-legged with war-displaced women in a mud-brick settlement on Kabul's outskirts, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for increased humanitarian assistance and a political solution to end the conflict.

UN chief calls for aid to Afghanistan as conflict spirals

Kabul - Sitting cross-legged with war-displaced women in a mud-brick settlement on Kabul's outskirts, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for increased humanitarian assistance and a political solution to end the conflict.

Afghan teen deported by Sweden killed in Kabul blast: HRW

Kabul - An Afghan teenager was killed in a bombing less than a week after being deported from Sweden, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, calling on European nations to halt repatriations as "Kabul is not safe".

Afghan teen deported by Sweden killed in Kabul blast: HRW

Kabul - An Afghan teenager was killed in a bombing less than a week after being deported from Sweden, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, calling on European nations to halt repatriations as "Kabul is not safe".

Afghan teen deported by Sweden killed in Kabul blast: HRW

Kabul - An Afghan teenager was killed in a bombing less than a week after being deported from Sweden, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, calling on European nations to halt repatriations as "Kabul is not safe".

Trump lets Pentagon set Afghanistan troop levels: US official

Kaboul - President Donald Trump has granted the Pentagon authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, a US official said Tuesday, a move that could lead to the deployment of thousands more soldiers.

US 'not winning' in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

Kaboul - Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told exasperated lawmakers Tuesday that America still is "not winning" in Afghanistan, as US military commanders push for additional troops to help stabilize the country's security crisis.

War-torn Kabul becomes a protected site for migratory birds

Kabul - A rare Afghan marsh that was once a royal hunting ground is set to come under the official protection of the UN environment agency, with the aim of saving hundreds of migratory bird species.

Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'

Jalalabad - An Afghan commando who opened fire on American troops killed three of them and wounded another, US and Afghan officials said, in an insider attack that was claimed by the Taliban.

Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'

Jalalabad - An Afghan commando who opened fire on American troops killed three of them and wounded another, US and Afghan officials said, in an insider attack that was claimed by the Taliban.

Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'

Jalalabad - An Afghan commando who opened fire on American troops killed three of them and wounded another, US and Afghan officials said, in an insider attack that was claimed by the Taliban.

Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'

Jalalabad - Three US troops were killed and another wounded during a joint operation in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province Saturday, the Pentagon said, in the latest so-called insider attack on international forces.
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