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The Doctors Without Borders trauma center is seen in flames, after explosions near their hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. Doctors Without Borders announced that the death toll from the bombing of the group's Kunduz hospital compound has risen to at least 16, including 3 children and that tens are missing after the explosions that may have been caused by a U.S. airstrike. In a statement, the international charity said the "sustained bombing" took place at 2:10 a.m. (21:40 GMT). Afghan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes have been fighting to dislodge Taliban insurgents who overran Kunduz on Monday. (Médecins Sans Frontières via AP)

Afghan situation confused and complicated but we will get facts: Pentagon chief Carter

Carter said he told Campbell to make sure that the US provides any medical care needed for those in the northern city of Kunduz.

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Airstrikes kill 19 in Kunduz, Obama offers condolences over ‘tragic incident’

At least three children, four adult patients and 12 MSF personnel died in the blasts, the aid group said. At least 37 people were wounded and many are still missing.

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IN FACT: Why the fall of Kunduz could bury Afghan government

For the first time since 2001, Taliban have taken over a provincial capital. Afghan forces are understaffed, low on morale. Ashraf Ghani has a job on his hands.

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No peace until foreign troops leave Afghanistan: Taliban chief Mullah Mansour

‘If the Kabul administration wants to end the war and establish peace in the country, it is possible by revoking all military and security treaties with the invaders,’ Mansour said in the message.

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Conflict watch: From Syria to Afghanistan, all you need to know about the week that was

Russia said it was providing “serious” training and logistical support to the Syrian army, the first confirmation of Russia’s involvement in Syria’s civil war

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Gunbattles between rival Taliban factions leave 5 dead

It was the first confirmed report of deadly Taliban infighting after an announcement last month that Mullah Omar had been dead for more than two years.


Afghan blast: 11 dead in Herat gas explosion, victims mostly children

Rafiq Sherzai, spokesman for the Herat Regional Hospital, said on Tuesday that 18 people were also wounded in the blast late Monday.

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Afghanistan blast: Car bomb kills 3 foreigners among 10, says NATO

The attack Saturday struck near the private Shinozada hospital in Kabul’s Macrorayan neighborhood. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.


Afghan officials: Vice president escapes Taliban ambush

Sultan Faizy, who is Dostum’s spokesman, says the ambush happened on Friday afternoon in northern Faryab province as the convoy was driving through Qaysar district.

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Afghanistan claims ‘Pakistani military interference’ in Kabul attacks

Hassib Sediqi, the spokesman for the National Directorate of Security, said today that Afghan authorities have confirmed “Pakistani military interference” in the attacks last Friday.


In 20 tweets, Afghan president Ghani blasts Pakistan for supporting insurgents

“We know they have sanctuaries there, we know they are active there,” Ghani said, referring to Taliban leaders living in Pakistan. “We need all those activities to be stopped.”


Five dead in Taliban suicide blast on Kabul airport road

This attack comes days after series of suicide attacks in the Afghan capital killed dozens and wounded hundreds more.

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Top Taliban negotiator lashes out at Pakistan-backed leadership

The statement is a sharp attack on Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansur, who was controversially picked to replace Mullah Omar after the organisation announced the jihadist leaders’ death last month.

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Kabul blasts: Two explosions kill 35, challenge President Ashraf Ghani’s peace plan

Two blasts, one near a government and military complex in a residential area and the other a suicide bombing outside a police academy, killed at least 35 people.


17 killed in Afghanistan military helicopter crash

The military helicopter went down due to technical reasons in Shinkay, a district relatively free of insurgent activity in Zabul.