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Ashraf Ghani

Afghan president tells security forces to observe three-day ceasefire

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has instructed the armed forces to observe a three-day ceasefire during the Eid al-Fitr holidays, hours after the Taliban declared...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Roof collapse kills entire family of seven in Afghanistan

Seven members of a single family, including children, were killed when a roof collapsed on them due to heavy rainfall in Afghanistan's north-eastern province...

25 Taliban militants killed in Afghan troops’ overnight operation

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At least 25 Taliban militants were killed and 12 others wounded during a counter-attack offensive launched by Afghan government forces in northern Baghlan province...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Fifteen die in car collision in southern Afghanistan

At least 15 were killed when two vehicles collided in Afghanistan’s southern Zabul province, an official said Friday. At least 12 more were injured in...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Seven wounded in powerful car bomb attack in the Afghan capital

At least six members of the Afghan security forces and one civilian were wounded in a powerful explosion in Kabul, the Interior Ministry said...
FILED - A CH53 helicopter from the German Bundeswehr hovers overs an armoured vehicle in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan in this ilustrative shot from March 5, 2013. Photo: picture alliance / dpa

At least eight dead as gunmen open fire in Afghan mosque

At least eight members of a family were killed after unknown gunmen opened fire on them at a mosque in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province,...
Afghanistan

At least 7 government force members killed in attacks in Afghanistan

At least seven members of the pro-government forces were killed in overnight attacks by the Taliban in two Afghan provinces, officials confirmed on Saturday. In...

U.S. troop withdrawal to throw Afghanistan into chaos

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U.S. President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that all U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan before Sept. 11, a decision to end the longest...
Afghan policemen patrol in Khush Tepa district of Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan, March 16, 2015. (Xinhua/Arui)

‘Deeply disturbing’ rise in civilian casualties in Afghanistan – UNAMA

(dpa) – In spite of ongoing peace talks between the warring sides in Afghanistan, the number of civilian casualties has significantly increased in the...
Afghan Security Force

Afghan army could hold territory without support, but ‘difficult’

(dpa) - Afghan security forces (ANDSF) would be capable of holding their current territory against possible Taliban offensives if international forces leave the country,...
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Helicopter crash leaves nine dead in central Afghanistan

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dpa/GNA – An Afghan military helicopter crashed in the country's central Wardak province, killing all nine people on board, officials said on Thursday. According to...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

At least 14 people killed by landslide in Afghanistan

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dpa/GNA – At least 14 people were killed and at least four injured by a landslide in north-eastern Afghanistan, local authorities reported on...
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IS claims deadly attack on female journalists in Afghanistan

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dpa/GNA - The terrorist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of three female journalists in Afghanistan. Islamic State fighters shot dead...
Murder

Three media employees killed in eastern Afghanistan

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dpa/GNA - Three employees of independent broadcaster Enikas were killed by a gunman in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar, the broadcaster's owner told...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Taliban kills at least 20 soldiers in northern Afghanistan

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dpa/GNA - Taliban attacks left at least 20 soldiers dead in two parts of Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, provincial council chief Yousuf Ayoubi...
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Afghanistan launches first polio vaccination drive of 202

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dpa/GNA – Afghanistan launched a nationwide campaign on Monday to give polio vaccination does to 9.9 million children under the age of five,...
Afghanistan occupation by United States military coming up on 16 years

Ten soldiers killed in northern Afghanistan

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dpa/GNA – Ten members of the Afghan army were killed in a Taliban attack in the country’s northern Baghlan province, officials said on...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Taliban kills 12 in attack on security forces in western Afghanistan

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dpa/GNA - A group of Taliban militants killed 12 members of the local security forces in the country’s western Herat province, officials said...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Air pollution killed nearly 5,000 people in Afghanistan last year

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dpa/GNA – Nearly 5,000 people died in Afghanistan due to air pollution in 2020, the health ministry told dpa. They died due to respiratory...
Deported

Failed Afghan asylum seekers deported from Germany arrive in Kabul

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dpa/GNA – A group of 26 rejected asylum seekers arrived in Kabul early on Wednesday after being deported from Germany, airport officials said. The...
Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan’s Ghani wants to hand over power to ‘elected successor’

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dpa/GNA – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Saturday that his goal was to hand over power to an "elected successor," amid calls...
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Airstrike kills five civilians in southern Afghanistan

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dpa/GNA – Five civilians, including a child, were killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, local officials said on Thursday. At...
Pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan (file photo)

Taliban militants abduct 20 civilians in south-east Afghanistan

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Taliban militants have abducted at least 20 civilians in Afghanistan's south-eastern province of Ghazni, local officials confirmed on Monday. The people, who were taken from...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Afghan politician: Taliban must participate, not overrun the country

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dpa/GNA – Afghanistan's Vice President Amrullah Saleh has urged the militant Taliban to stop its violent acts against the country's leadership and institutions...
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Bombing kills physicians in Afghan capital

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At least five people, mainly doctors, were killed and two others wounded in an explosion in the capital Kabul, security officials said on...
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Car bomb kills nine civilians in Kabul

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Nine civilians were killed in a car bomb in Kabul on Sunday, according to Afghanistan's interior minister. At least 20 others were wounded in the...
Deportation

European countries resume deportation flights to Afghanistan

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Several European countries have resumed deportation flights to Afghanistan that were suspended in the past couple of months due to the coronavirus pandemic, Afghan...
Child Casualties

Report: 26,000 child casualties between 2005 and 2019 in Afghanistan

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The conflicts in Afghanistan have killed and wounded 26,025 children between 2005 to 2019, Britain-based charity Save the Children said in a report released...

UN refugee agency chief urges international community to remain committed to Afghanistan

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Visiting United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi on Tuesday urged international community to remain committed to Afghanistan, calling for greater...
Kabul University Attack

At least 19 killed in attack on Kabul University claimed by IS

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At least 19 people were killed on Monday after gunmen stormed the campus of Kabul University, in an attack later claimed by the Islamic...