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Afghan Taliban claims deadly twin blasts in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claims responsibility for deadly twin blasts in Kabul, which officials believe targeted MPs.

The Afghan Taliban claims responsibility for deadly twin blasts in Kabul, which officials believe targeted MPs.

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Afghan MP survives bomb attack in Kabul

A second attack in a week on a member of the Afghan parliament misses its target as Fakuri Biheshti survives bomb blast in Kabul.

A second attack in a week on a member of the Afghan parliament misses its target as Fakuri Biheshti survives bomb blast in Kabul.

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'Top Taliban commander killed' in Afghanistan - interior ministry

A senior Taliban commander Mullah Firoz Jahadi has been killed during an anti-terror operation, according to the Afghan interior ministry.

A senior Taliban commander Mullah Firoz Jahadi has been killed during an anti-terror operation, according to the Afghan interior ministry.

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Five women airport workers gunned down in Afghanistan

A spokesman for the governor of Kandahar says the women were in charge of searching female travellers at Kandahar airport.

A spokesman for the governor of Kandahar says the women were in charge of searching female travellers at Kandahar airport.

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Afghan 'plastic bag Messi' gets to join his idol on the pitch

Arguably footballer Lionel Messi’s biggest fan, five-year old Murtaza Ahmadi made headlines when photos of him sporting a blue-and-white-striped

Arguably footballer Lionel Messi’s biggest fan, five-year old Murtaza Ahmadi made headlines when photos of him sporting a blue-and-white-striped

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Russia-Taliban ties a 'dangerous new trend'

US and Afghan officials are increasingly worried by ties between Russia and the Taliban, despite a denial from Russia that they are providing aid to the insurgents.

US and Afghan officials are increasingly worried by ties between Russia and the Taliban, despite a denial from Russia that they are providing aid to the insurgents.

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Freestyling Afghans

A group of young Afghan men and women gather on a hill outside Kabul to practice a variety of freestyle cycling tricks they have learnt from online videos via YouTube, Facebook and other social…

A group of young Afghan men and women gather on a hill outside Kabul to practice a variety of freestyle cycling tricks they have learnt from online videos via YouTube, Facebook and other social…

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Afghanistan and Turkmenistan inaugurate apis Lazuli railway

The presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan on Monday officially opened a new railroad that will link the oil-rich former Soviet republic with Afghanistan.

The presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan on Monday officially opened a new railroad that will link the oil-rich former Soviet republic with Afghanistan.

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At least 30 killed and dozens injured in Kabul mosque attack

ISIL claims responsibility for a suicide bomb attack in a mosque in Kabul in which scores are killed and dozens more are injured.

ISIL claims responsibility for a suicide bomb attack in a mosque in Kabul in which scores are killed and dozens more are injured.

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Many dead and wounded in Kabul attack

A suicide bomber reportedly detonated his device inside the Baqer-ul-uloom mosque in the area of Darul Aman.

A suicide bomber reportedly detonated his device inside the Baqer-ul-uloom mosque in the area of Darul Aman.

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At least four dead after suicide bomber strikes in Kabul

At least four people are reported dead in the Afghan capital Kabul, after a suicide bomber on a motorbike attacked a vehicle carrying national security…

At least four people are reported dead in the Afghan capital Kabul, after a suicide bomber on a motorbike attacked a vehicle carrying national security…

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US faces investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan

The International Criminal Court has said that US forces might face a full investigation into possible war crimes committed in Afghanistan

The International Criminal Court has said that US forces might face a full investigation into possible war crimes committed in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan: Several killed in German consulate attack

Several people are reported dead and dozens wounded after a suicide bomber rammed a car into the wall of a German consulate in Afghanistan.

Several people are reported dead and dozens wounded after a suicide bomber rammed a car into the wall of a German consulate in Afghanistan.

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Video: Training Afghanistan's women soldiers

Women in Kabul's military training academy are proud to serve and protect their country, despite opposition and threats

Women in Kabul's military training academy are proud to serve and protect their country, despite opposition and threats

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Famed 'Afghan Girl' hospitalised in Pakistan

An Afghan woman immortalised on the cover of National Geographic has been hospitalised in Pakistan after falling ill in custody.

An Afghan woman immortalised on the cover of National Geographic has been hospitalised in Pakistan after falling ill in custody.

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Dozens of civilians die in airstrike called to protect US and Afghan troops

At least 30 civilians have been killed, many of them children, in Northern Afghanistan after airstrikes were called in to protect US and Afghan troops fighting the…

At least 30 civilians have been killed, many of them children, in Northern Afghanistan after airstrikes were called in to protect US and Afghan troops fighting the…

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Green-eyed 'Afghan girl' in court on fake ID card charge

The famous green-eyed ‘Afghan girl’ has appeared in court in Peshawar, accused of having a fake Pakistani identity card.

The famous green-eyed ‘Afghan girl’ has appeared in court in Peshawar, accused of having a fake Pakistani identity card.

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The long road back to Afghanistan

More than half a million Afghans were expected to return to their war-torn country by the end of 2016 following Pakistan’s deadline to repatriate Afghan…

More than half a million Afghans were expected to return to their war-torn country by the end of 2016 following Pakistan’s deadline to repatriate Afghan…

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Mine briefing for Afghans back from Pakistan

Afghans coming back from Pakistan, pushed by Islamabad’s deadline to leave the country, follow a briefing on how to recognize and avoid mines.

Afghans coming back from Pakistan, pushed by Islamabad’s deadline to leave the country, follow a briefing on how to recognize and avoid mines.

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Many die in attack on Shi'ite shrine in Kabul

At least 14 people were killed on Tuesday when a gunman wearing a police uniform opened fire on worshippers gathered for a Shi'ite holy day at a shrine in the Afghan capital.

At least 14 people were killed on Tuesday when a gunman wearing a police uniform opened fire on worshippers gathered for a Shi'ite holy day at a shrine in the Afghan capital.

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No aid-for-immigrants deal with EU, Afghan leader tells Euronews

In Global Conversation, Abdullah Abdullah, second in charge in Afghanistan, discusses mismanagement of foreign aid, democracy and ongoing terrorism.

In Global Conversation, Abdullah Abdullah, second in charge in Afghanistan, discusses mismanagement of foreign aid, democracy and ongoing terrorism.

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Afghan women imprisoned in elder's homes

Women in Afghanistan are forced to serve time in tribal elder's homes where they are effectively treated as their property

Women in Afghanistan are forced to serve time in tribal elder's homes where they are effectively treated as their property