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Death toll after Taliban attack at Afghan army HQ rises to up to 150

Taliban fighters wearing government army uniforms killed and wounded up to 100 Afghan soldiers when they stormed a military base in Mazar-i-Sharif, officials have said.

Taliban fighters wearing government army uniforms killed and wounded up to 100 Afghan soldiers when they stormed a military base in Mazar-i-Sharif, officials have said.

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Taliban claims deadly Pakistan mosque bomb blast

At least 22 people were killed in Friday's explosion near the women's entrance to a Shi'ite mosque in the northwestern city of Parachinar

At least 22 people were killed in Friday's explosion near the women's entrance to a Shi'ite mosque in the northwestern city of Parachinar

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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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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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'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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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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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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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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Afghanistan's unending war

Two days before an aid donor's conference for Afghanistan, the taliban make a show of force

Two days before an aid donor's conference for Afghanistan, the taliban make a show of force

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Taliban claim another success in northern Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban have recaptured a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz, which they briefly overran last September before being pushed back by the Afghan…

The Afghan Taliban have recaptured a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz, which they briefly overran last September before being pushed back by the Afghan…

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Afganistan: breakaway Taliban faction appoints new leader

In Afghanistan, the appointment of the new leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban has prompted fears of a spike in militant attacks.

In Afghanistan, the appointment of the new leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban has prompted fears of a spike in militant attacks.

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Afghanistan: Children's circus act brings joy to Kabul residents

At the annual National Circus Festival in Kabul, members of the Mobile Mini Circus for Children (MMCC) are entertaining Kabul residents with a mix of juggling, acrobatics and…

At the annual National Circus Festival in Kabul, members of the Mobile Mini Circus for Children (MMCC) are entertaining Kabul residents with a mix of juggling, acrobatics and…

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Pakistan mourns Quetta hospital bombing

The head of Pakistan’s army has ordered extra security operations across the country following Monday’s deadly suicide bomb attack at a hospital in Quetta.

The head of Pakistan’s army has ordered extra security operations across the country following Monday’s deadly suicide bomb attack at a hospital in Quetta.

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Foreign tourists injured in Afghan attack

Government officials say gunmen attacked their convoy as it passed through western Herat province.

Government officials say gunmen attacked their convoy as it passed through western Herat province.

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Tourists attacked in western Afghanistan

A group of eleven tourists travelling under army convoy has been attacked in western Afghanistan.

A group of eleven tourists travelling under army convoy has been attacked in western Afghanistan.

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Taliban claim Kabul truck bomb blast

Three assailants and one policeman were killed in the attack on a compound housing foreign contractors in the Afghan capital.

Three assailants and one policeman were killed in the attack on a compound housing foreign contractors in the Afghan capital.

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NATO commits to fund Afghan forces to 2020

NATO countries meeting at a key summit in Warsaw have agreed to maintain a stable military presence in Afghanistan.

NATO countries meeting at a key summit in Warsaw have agreed to maintain a stable military presence in Afghanistan.

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Singer's murder in Karachi could see Pakistan change tune against Taliban killers

Karachi is suffering a wave of killings of secular and anti-Taliban figures, but the murder of beloved singer Ajmad Sabri could mark a turning point if public opinion cries out for justice.

Karachi is suffering a wave of killings of secular and anti-Taliban figures, but the murder of beloved singer Ajmad Sabri could mark a turning point if public opinion cries out for justice.

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US drone strike against Taliban leader angers Pakistan

Pakistan says US drone strike violated its airspace US says Islamabad was informed Body still to be formally identified The apparent death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone stri

Pakistan says US drone strike violated its airspace US says Islamabad was informed Body still to be formally identified The apparent death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone stri

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Afghan Taliban chief 'likely killed' in US drone strike - officials

The US has carried out a drone strike against the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mansour, ‘likely killing him, according to officials.

The US has carried out a drone strike against the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mansour, ‘likely killing him, according to officials.

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Christians targeted in deadly bomb attack in Lahore

Police in Pakistan are hunting militants behind a suicide bomb attack that has killed at least 69 people and injured at least 300 more. Sunday’s

Police in Pakistan are hunting militants behind a suicide bomb attack that has killed at least 69 people and injured at least 300 more. Sunday’s