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Drone strike kills 20 members of Islamic State group: Afghan official

Nangarhar has seen heavy fighting in recent months between militants purported to be from the Taliban and the Islamic State group, battling for control of trade routes.

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Taliban’s reclusive leader Mullah Omar: All you need to know

Citing Afghan government and intelligence sources, the BBC said that Mullah Omar died two to three years ago. No further details were released.

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The Great Game Folio: China’s Taliban

At a time when America is in political retreat and the Western economic footprint is declining in Afghanistan, China has naturally loomed large in Kabul.

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Gunfight at wedding kills 21 dead, wounds 10 in northern Afghanistan

The gunfight broke out between two groups attending the wedding in Andarab district of Afghanistan.

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Taliban, Afghanistan government to hold second round of peace talks by July end

The ice-breaking talks started on July 7 when the warring sides held their first open and direct talks at Pakistan’s hill resort of Murree near capital Islamabad.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 15 people in northern Afghanistan

The powerful explosion in Faryab province’s Almar district also wounded at least 38 people, said Abdul Satar Barez, the acting provincial governor.

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Pakistan, China ready to ‘guarantee’ Afghanistan peace deal: Report

The peace process got a tremendous boost when the Afghan Taliban’s reclusive chief Mullah Omar in his Eid message supported the talks.

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US ‘friendly fire’ in Afghanistan kills at least 10 soldiers

‘Two US helicopters attacked a checkpoint in Baraki Barak. The checkpoint caught fire… and 10 Afghan army soldiers were killed.’

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Afghan officials say 10 soldiers killed in US air strike

“At 6:00 am today, two US helicopters attacked a checkpoint in Baraki Barak,” district governor Mohammad Rahim Amin told AFP.

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Taliban chief Mullah Omar hails Afghanistan peace talks

“If we look into our religious regulations, we can find that meetings and even peaceful interactions with the enemies is not prohibited,” he said in his message on the eve of Eid.

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Bombing near Afghanistan military base kills at least 26

The bombing hit a checkpoint manned by members of the Khost Provincial Force, an Afghan unit that guards Camp Chapman.

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Taliban wages bloody offensive, suicide attacks on NATO troops in Afghanistan

The attacker detonated a lorry loaded with explosives at the gate of the police headquarters in Lashkar Gah, the capital of volatile Helmand province.

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Afghanistan nominates first female judge to Supreme Court

Anisa Rasouli, the head of the Afghan Women Judges Association and a former juvenile court judge, was the only
female nominated to the nine-member bench.

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Taliban ambush kills 11 Afghan soldiers

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Taliban militants have increased their attacks on Afghan security forces since launching their annual spring offensive.

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Taliban, Islamic State joined forces against Afghan government: UN ambassador

Afghan forces have been stretched, tested, and faced operational challenges since taking on full security responsibilities following an end to the US and NATO combat mission.