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Vaccine efforts against polio have stalled in Afghanistan and Pakistan amid the Covid pandemic but workers remain defiant, despite the recent murder of three colleagues.

A policewoman was gunned down and later died in hospital on her way to work.

Three women polio workers shot dead in Afghanistan

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Three women polio workers shot dead in Afghanistan

The three women were killed in two separate attacks in the restive eastern city of Jalalabad, officials said.

Assassination campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

Charlie Faulkner and Rick Findler

Assassination campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

An increasing threat against judges, journalists, intellectuals and human rights defenders has generated a powerful climate of fear among the ...

Female doctor killed in eastern Afghanistan

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Female doctor killed in eastern Afghanistan

A female doctor was killed in a bomb blast in Jalalabad in what appeared to be another targeted hit.

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IS claims killing of female media workers in Afghanistan

The IS group has claimed responsibility for the killing of three women working for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan.

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Three female media workers shot to death in Afghanistan

Zalmai Latifi -- the director at Enikass TV -- said the women were killed in two separate attacks after leaving the station.

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Afghan judge shot dead in Jalalabad ambush

Judge Hafizullah was attacked as he headed to work in a motor trishaw and shot dead.

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Eight Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban attack

The attack comes just days after the Pentagon accused the Taliban of not living up to promises made in a deal signed with Washington last year.

Gunmen shoot Afghan TV journalist dead

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Gunmen shoot Afghan TV journalist dead

A female news anchor and her driver was shot dead.

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At least 11 Afghan women killed in stampede

At least 11 women in Afghanistan were killed in a stampede in a football stadium where thousands had gathered to apply for visas to enter ...

US bill seeks to resettle Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

The New Arab Staff

US bill seeks to resettle Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

The resolution says that deadly attacks on Sikhs and Hindus follow 'a greater pattern' of targeted violence against religious minorities in ...

20 dead in Afghan prison raid claimed by IS

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

20 dead in Afghan prison raid claimed by IS

Fighting was raging one day after gunmen stormed the prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

Three killed as armed men storm Afghan prison

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three killed as armed men storm Afghan prison

Armed men stormed a prison in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least three people and shattering the relative calm of a ceasefire across the ...

Suicide car bomb, gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Suicide car bomb, gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan

Sunday's attack comes a day after the Afghan intelligence agency said a senior IS commander was killed by Afghan special forces near ...

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Afghan ceasefire holds as hundreds of Taliban prisoners freed

"You almost forget that there has been a war in this country for 40 years," one Jalalabad resident said.

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Afghan troops kill senior Islamic state militant

Assadullah Orakzai was suspected of being involved in several deadly attacks against both military and civilian targets in Afghanistan.

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Violence flares in Afghanistan as funeral, hospital attacked

The flare-up in violence comes as Afghanistan grapples with myriad crises including a rise in militant operations across the country and a surge ...

The New Arab

Scores feared dead as Afghan militants storm Sikh temple

A senior security official who spoke on a condition of anonymity said that at least 11 people had been confirmed dead so far, with the numbers ...

Scores of IS members surrender in 'defeated' Afghanistan stronghold

The New Arab

Scores of IS members surrender in 'defeated' Afghanistan stronghold

Ninety-three members of IS turned themselves in to authorities a day after Afghanistan security announced the group had been defeated in the ...

The New Arab

IS 'defeated' in key Afghan province: official

IS 'were defeated in Nangarhar, their centres were destroyed', acting interior minister Massoud Andarabi told reporters in Jalalabad.

Blast kills 62 at mosque in eastern Afghanistan

The New Arab & agencies

Blast kills 62 at mosque in eastern Afghanistan

Dozens of worshippers were killed when an explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers.

Defiant Afghans head to polls despite deadly blasts

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Defiant Afghans head to polls despite deadly blasts

Afghans are still exercising their right to vote despite risking their lives doing so amid a deteriorating security situation.

US-backed drone strike 'kills dozens of civilians' in Afghanistan

The New Arab

US-backed drone strike 'kills dozens of civilians' in Afghanistan

The attack on Wednesday night targeted a hideout used by Islamic State (IS) militants but accidentally hit farmers in the Khogyani district in ...

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