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Afghan Police Battle Holdout Gunman After Suicide Attacks Hit Kabul

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL, Sept 6 – Afghan security forces sealed off the centre of Kabul on Tuesday as they battled gunmen who barricaded themselves inside the offices of an international aid group after a car bomb attack on Monday night. The attack in a prosperous business and residential area of the capital took place

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Taliban Attack in Afghan Capital Kabul Kills at least Nine

KABUL, Sept 5 – A Taliban suicide attack on a busy area near the defense ministry in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday killed at least nine people and wounded more than 30, less than two weeks after a deadly attack on the city’s American University. Defence ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanesh said there had been

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Four Haqqani Commanders Reported Killed in East Afghanistan

GARDEZ, Afghanistan, Aug 30  – U.S. air strikes in Afghanistan have killed four commanders of the Haqqani network, a militant group affiliated with the Taliban, as government forces try to retake a district captured by insurgents last week, Afghan officials said on Tuesday. Naqeeb Ahmad Atal, a spokesman for the governor of Paktia province in

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Taliban Make Further Gains in Afghan North

KABUL, Aug 20 – The Afghan Taliban captured a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz on Saturday, forcing troops to retreat to the provincial capital which fell briefly to the insurgents last year, officials said. Fighting has sharply escalated in Afghanistan since the insurgency started spreading from its traditional strongholds in the south

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No One Is Safe

Quetta’s deadly attack on hospital proves no place is sacred for Daesh BY Mishaal khan Last week’s terror attacks in Quetta, Pakistan, saw three generations of lawyers, wiped out. Quetta has been one of the longest-suffering victims of terrorism since September 11, 2001 in both Pakistan and throughout the world. But the recent attack on

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Taliban Capture Key District in Afghan North

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Aug 15 – Taliban insurgents, seeking to force the NATO-led coalition out of Afghanistan and bring in Islamic law, captured a key district in the northern province of Baghlan away after days of fighting, officials said on Monday. Fighting has escalated in Afghanistan as the Taliban insurgency spreads from its traditional strongholds in

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U.S. Designates Pakistan’s Jamaat-Ur-Ahrar as “Terrorist Group”

ISLAMABAD, Aug 4 – The United States has added the Pakistani militant outfit Jamaat-ur-Ahrar to its list of global terrorists, triggering sanctions against a group that has staged multiple attacks on civilians, religious minorities and soldiers. Jamaat-ur-Ahrar has claimed responsibility for at least five major attacks in Pakistan since December, including the Easter Sunday bombing

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China Praises Afghanistan for Fight Against Chinese Separatist Group

BEIJING, Aug 1 – China’s defence minister met the head of Afghanistan’s army, thanking him for Kabul’s support in fighting what Beijing says is an extremist group that seeks to split off its western region of Xinjiang. China has long been concerned that instability in Afghanistan will spill over into violence-prone Xinjiang, home to the

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Taliban Claim Kabul Truck Bomb Blast

By Sayed Hassib KABUL, Aug 1 – The Taliban claimed responsibility for a truck bomb attack on a military and logistics services compound, mainly used by foreigners, in Kabul early on Monday after a powerful explosion was heard all around the city. However, casualties appear to have been limited despite the unusually loud blast from

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