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Air strike kills 13 civilians, mostly children, in Afghanistan

Air strike kills 13 civilians, mostly children, in Afghanistan

At least 13 civilians were killed, mostly children, in an air strike by "international forces" in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz late last week, the United Nations said Monday.

Two blasts kill 4 at Afghan stadium celebration

Two blasts kill 4 at Afghan stadium celebration

Two explosions went off at a celebration in a stadium in the Afghan city of Lashkar Gah on Saturday, killing four people and wounding 31, government officials said.

Taliban captures 50 border police as fighting intensifies in western Afghanistan

Taliban captures 50 border police as fighting intensifies in western Afghanistan

At least 50 members of the Afghan security forces have surrendered to the Taliban in a fight for control of Afghanistan's western province of Badghis that has created heavy casualties, officials said.

At least 16 killed in bomb, gun attack in eastern Afghanistan's Jalalabad: official

At least 16 killed in bomb, gun attack in eastern Afghanistan's Jalalabad: official

Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a construction company office in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday killing 16 employees of the Afghan company, a provincial official said.

Flash floods in southern Afghanistan leave at least 20 dead

Flash floods in southern Afghanistan leave at least 20 dead

At least 20 people including a number of children have been killed in flash floods in six districts and the capital of Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, the UN said late Saturday.

Flash floods in Afghanistan kill at least 20

Flash floods in Afghanistan kill at least 20

At least 20 people including children were killed in southern Afghanistan by flash floods that engulfed up to 2,000 homes and swept away cars, the UN agency coordinating relief efforts said on Saturday.

51 Taliban militants killed in air strikes in Afghanistan

51 Taliban militants killed in air strikes in Afghanistan

51 militants of the Taliban militants were killed and 22 others wounded during the operations of the Afghan Special Forces and the Afghan Air Force airstrikes in the past 48 hours.

Security operations across Afghanistan kill 20 militants

Security operations across Afghanistan kill 20 militants

At least twenty militants affiliated with the Taliban and ISIS were killed during separate operations conducted in southern Kandahar and eastern Nangarhar provinces.

US defence chief: No unilateral troop reduction in Afghanistan

US defence chief: No unilateral troop reduction in Afghanistan

The United States will not unilaterally withdraw troops from Afghanistan without coordinating with its allies, acting US Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday ...

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrives in Afghanistan

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday as the United States leads a push for peace talks with the Taliban.

US envoy in Taliban talks to discuss push for peace

US envoy in Taliban talks to discuss push for peace

The US diplomat leading talks with the Taliban was due to appear in Washington on Friday to discuss an ongoing push for a political settlement to the 17-year-old Afghanistan conflict.

Taliban sit for second day with Afghan leaders in Moscow

Taliban sit for second day with Afghan leaders in Moscow

The Taliban entered a second day of unprecedented talks Wednesday with powerful Afghan politicians in Moscow, sidestepping the Kabul government as it pursues a leading stake in the war-torn country.