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12 reported killed in government air attack on Afghan mosque

After deadly attacks by the Taliban in the northern Takhar province in Afghanistan, the Afghan military responded with air attacks against a mosque in the area that apparently was believed to be being used as a base by the Taliban.

Afghan government releases first hundred Taliban prisoners

The Eid al-Fitr holiday began on Monday as did the ceasefire in Afghanistan announced by the Taliban. Early signs were promising with the ceasefire appearing to hold.

Op-Ed: Information about Afghan Taliban attacks lacks hard data

Attempting to find proper figures to measure the effects of the civil war in Afghanistan has been challenging for some time now. Analysts need to make do with publicly available information.

Op-Ed: Taliban rejects Afghan government choice of negotiators

On Friday March 27 the Afghan government of Afran Ghani announced that they had appointed a negotiating team for talks with the Taliban,. There was domestic criticism of the group as all were allies of the president Ghani.

Op-Ed: US Afghan envoy meets with Taliban officials in Pakistan

The US special envoy to Afghanistan and former peace negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad was in Pakistan yesterday and reports indicate he spent an hour meeting with a top Taliban delegation.

Taliban seize another area in Afghanistan in spring offensive

After announcing their spring offensive just a week ago, the Taliban have captured a second area in Afghanistan, a district in the northern Kunduz province

Taliban leader messes up tweet, gives away location via geotag

Kabul - With a mistaken tweet, the Taliban's Afghanistan spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, revealed with a geotag that he was in Sindh, Pakistan. The Friday tweet which went out to almost 5,900 followers claimed an attack; Mujahid claims the tweet was a conspiracy.

Taliban open spring offensive killing three police officers

Kabul - On Sunday April 28, the Taliban used a remote-controlled roadside bomb to kill three police officers in Ghazni province. The bomb hit a convoy that was traveling to the Zana Khan district to fight insurgents.

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