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Afghan Taliban capture key Sangin district in Helmand

Taliban fighters have captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out.

Taliban fighters have captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out.

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Death toll mounts in ISIL-claimed Afghan hospital attack

At least 49 people are confirmed dead and dozens are wounded following a gun and bomb attack on a military hospital in Kabul.

At least 49 people are confirmed dead and dozens are wounded following a gun and bomb attack on a military hospital in Kabul.

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Taliban claims multiple deadly blasts in Kabul

Taliban militants claim to have targeted multiple areas in the Afghan capital, killing at least 16 people.

Taliban militants claim to have targeted multiple areas in the Afghan capital, killing at least 16 people.

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Shrine bombing raises tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan

Security forces in Pakistan have killed dozens of suspected militants. It comes a day after ISIL said they were behind a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine.

Security forces in Pakistan have killed dozens of suspected militants. It comes a day after ISIL said they were behind a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine.

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Germany deports failed asylum seekers

A group of failed asylum seekers have been deported from Germany’s Frankfurt Airport back to Afghanistan.

A group of failed asylum seekers have been deported from Germany’s Frankfurt Airport back to Afghanistan.

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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.