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Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

Intelligence officers dismantled a four-member IS cell in the eastern province of Nangarhar that had planned to murder Ross Wilson

US military blames Taliban for spate of Afghan assassinations

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US military blames Taliban for spate of Afghan assassinations

On Twitter, the spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan blamed the Taliban directly for a "campaign of unclaimed attacks and targeted killing", saying they must "cease for peace to succeed".

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.

At least 11 Afghan women killed in stampede

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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 ...

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Afghan villagers fear militants' return outside shadow of US

Afghan locals now say the recent withdrawal of foreign troops has left them exposed to militant attacks.

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Eight killed in attack targeting Afghan governor

At least 8 people were killed and dozens more wounded when an attacker rammed his explosives-filled vehicle into a governor's convoy in ...

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15 killed in east Afghanistan car bomb attack

Attacks are continuing in the region in the latest round of killings.

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Dozens killed in fighting as Afghan peace talks continue

Negotiators from both sides are currently meeting in Qatar but fighting has continued at home in the Nangarhar province.

Virus and war pushes Afghans towards opium farming

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Virus and war pushes Afghans towards opium farming

The coronavirus lockdown in Afghanistan has worsened the pre-existing jobs shortage, to the point where many are turning to lucrative poppy ...

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Afghanistan flash floods kill over 100

At least 100 people have been killed in flash floods that have thrashed Afghanistan, reports confirmed.

Flash floods kill at least 46 in Afghanistan

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Flash floods kill at least 46 in Afghanistan

Flash floods killed at least 46 people and destroyed hundreds of houses in the Afghan city of Charikar.

20 dead in Afghan prison raid claimed by IS

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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

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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

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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 Jalalabad.

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Calm across Afghanistan as ceasefire holds on day two

Hopes are building for renewed peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban as a ceasefire holds for a second day

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Flash flooding kills dozens of children in Afghan village

Fifteen children under five and one woman were killed as dozens of houses collapsed due to flash flooding in eastern Afghanistan

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Taliban propose potential Afghan talks timeline as violence soars

The Taliban are prepared to engage in peace talks with the government after Eid al-Adha.

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Afghan healthcare deliberately targeted, says UN

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said it had registered 12 such acts of violence between March 11 and May 23 against ...

Pandemic and violence jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process

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Pandemic and violence jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process

The Covid-19 pandemic and a spike in violence threaten to jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process.

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Will a gut-wrenching attack shake up Afghanistan's peace process?

Comment: Two gruesome attacks shook Afghanistan this week, but even these horrific acts seem unlikely to mark a significant turning point in the ...

US blames horrific Kabul maternity hospital attack on IS

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US blames horrific Kabul maternity hospital attack on IS

The United States has claimed the vicious attack on a maternity hospital in Kabul was perpetrated by Islamic State militants.

Truck bomb in eastern Afghanstan kills five

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Truck bomb in eastern Afghanstan kills five

A car bomb killed at least five people in the eastern Afghan city of Gardez on Thursday, two days after gunmen attacked a maternity ward in the ...

Violence flares in Afghanistan as funeral, hospital attacked

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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 ...

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