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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...
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Eight killed, 12 wounded in Afghanistan prison riot

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At least eight inmates have died in a prison riot in western Afghanistan, officials said Thursday. Twelve others, including four security officials, were wounded in...
Afghanistan occupation by United States military coming up on 16 years

UN: 30 per cent fewer civilian casualties in Afghanistan this year

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Thirty per cent fewer civilians were killed or wounded in Afghanistan's long-running conflict in the first nine months of this year compared to the...
Sana/AFP A car in flames at the scene of bombings in the Syrian city of Tartus, northwest of Damascus, on May 23, 2016

Two dead, 25 wounded in police complex attack in eastern Afghanistan

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At least two people died in an attack in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, the country's Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday. A further 25...
AFP/File / Nasir Waqif Afghan security personnel pictured during an operation against Taliban militants in Kunduz province in April 2016

Continued fighting shrinks Afghans’ hope for peace

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The persistent militancy and violent incidents in Afghanistan amid ongoing peace talks have undermined the hope of many locals for lasting peace in the...
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Afghan security forces free dozens from Taliban prison

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Afghan security forces freed 43 civilians and military personnel from a Taliban prison in southern Zabul province during a secret operation, the country’s Ministry...
Afghanistan occupation by United States military coming up on 16 years

53 security forces killed as violence escalates in Afghanistan

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At least 53 members of the Afghan security forces were killed in overnight attacks by the Taliban in five provinces, officials said on...

Afghan vice president escapes bomb attack in Kabul: local media

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The Afghan First Vice-President Amrullah Saleh escaped a bomb attack in Kabul during Wednesday's morning rush hour, reported local media. "The bomb...

Death toll in Afghanistan’s floods rises to 190

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The floods triggered by heavy rains and onrush of water in the mountainous eastern Afghan region has killed 190 people and injured 172 others...
bomb blast

Bombing in Afghan capital kills well-known peace advocate

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A high-ranking Education Ministry employee known for his work as a peace activist and researcher was killed in a bomb blast in the Afghan...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Afghanistan marks 101st anniversary of independence

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Afghanistan on Tuesday marked the 101st anniversary of its independence from the British occupation amid the worsening security situation. At an official celebration to commemorate...
bomb blast

14 rockets hit Afghan capital ahead of Independence Day, injuring 10

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Ten people, including four children and one woman, were wounded after 14 rockets struck in a diplomatic district and other neighborhoods in Kabul on...
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8 civilians killed, 2 wounded in bomb attacks in Afghanistan

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Eight civilians were killed and two wounded in two separate bomb explosions in Afghanistan, authorities said Monday. Earlier on Monday, two people were wounded after...
Taliban

Afghan elders gather to decide fate of 400 Taliban inmates

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Afghanistan's Consultative Loya Jirga, or the grand assembly of elders and chieftains, gathered here on Friday to decide the fate of 400 Taliban inmates...
Afghan police stand guard among damaged buildings after a suicide attack in Ghazni province, Sept. 4, 2014. Taliban insurgents detonated truck bombs and fired rocket-propelled grenades outside the office of Afghanistan's spy agency and a police compound in the central town of Ghazni on Thursday, the provincial governor said. Reuters/Mustafa Andaleb

Taliban kill 23 Afghan civilians in past seven days

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Taliban militants have killed at least 23 civilians and wounded 45 others in Afghanistan within the past seven days, office of the country's National...
Afghanistan's President

Disputes over release of inmates remain hurdle for intra-Afghan peace talks

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The Afghan government has suspended the release of the last batch of Taliban inmates over their involvement in serious crimes, local media reported on...
Pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan (file photo)

Afghan government suspends release of Taliban inmates

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The Afghan government has suspended the release of the last batch of Taliban inmates over their involvement in serious crimes, local media reported on...
Royal Castle Turns Into Hospital In Kabul For Covid Patients

Royal castle turns into hospital in Kabul for COVID-19 patients

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Built a century ago and located in the western edge of Kabul city, the Darul Aman Palace was formally turned into hospital on Saturday...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Afghan prisoners exchange postponed

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The prisoners swap between the Afghan government and the Taliban, which was planned to take place on Tuesday, has been postponed as no Taliban...
UN Security Council

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Afghanistan

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned a "heinous and cowardly terrorist attack" on a Sikh temple in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Wednesday. The...
FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Kabul during an unannounced visit to Afghanistan. On Monday, March 23, 2020, Pompeo arrived in Kabul on an urgent visit to try to move forward a U.S. peace deal signed last month with the Taliban. Pompeo's trip to the Afghan capital comes despite the coronavirus pandemic, at a time when world leaders and statesmen are curtailing official travel. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

U.S. state secretary pays unannounced visit to Afghanistan

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday and expected to meet Afghan leaders including President...
Ashraf Ghani

Afghan government to start releasing Taliban inmates from March 14

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Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday issued a decree to release Taliban inmates on parole, and the release of the first 1,500 prisoners...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

At least 27 killed in assembly shooting attack in Afghan capital

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At least 27 people were killed and 29 others wounded in a shooting attack that hit an assembly in the western side of the...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

At least 31 killed in Kabul assembly shooting attack

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At least 31 people, including 29 civilians, were killed and 55 others wounded in a shooting attack that hit an assembly in Afghan capital...
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U.S. forces conduct 1st airstrike against Taliban after peace deal

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The U.S. forces in Afghanistan conducted a defensive airstrike in support of Afghan security forces in southern Helmand province on Wednesday, the first raid...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Afghan authorities concerned by Iran’s forced refugees’ evacuation amid coronavirus outbreak

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The Afghanistan Public Health Ministry (MoPH) on Monday expressed concerns over forced return of undocumented Afghan refugees by Iran amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Afghan...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

U.S., coalition forces to withdraw from Afghanistan in 14 months

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Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said that Afghanistan and the United States had reached an agreement based on which the U.S. and...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

10 wounded in motorbike blast in Kabul

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At least 10 people were injured as an explosive-borne motorbike exploded in the Police District 6 on Wednesday afternoon in the Afghan capital, police...