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

Gunmen opened fire on worshippers praying in a mosque north of Kabul on Tuesday night, killing seven and wounding twelve, amid a spike in violence in Afghanistan.

Eight Afghan soldiers die fighting off Taliban attack

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Eight Afghan soldiers die fighting off Taliban attack

Taliban fighters attacked several government posts on the outskirts of Kunduz

Afghan civilian casualties tops 10,000 in 2019: UN

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Afghan civilian casualties tops 10,000 in 2019: UN

According to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 3,404 civilians were killed and 6,989 were injured in 2019.

Afghanistan's Ghani headed for second term: initial results

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Afghanistan's Ghani headed for second term: initial results

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani appeared to have secured a second term, preliminary polling results showed, but his main rival immediately ...

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Thirty Afghan civilians killed in May US airstrikes: UN

A UN investigation says US airstrikes on Afghan meth labs in May killed at least 30 civilians, however the US disputes the findings, claiming the labs were Taliban targets.

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Surviving Kunduz: Crime and violence swamp neglected Afghan city

Kunduz residents say the situation in their province has deteriorated due to a lack of governance, a resurgent Taliban and an increasing crime ...

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Deforestation and desertification in Afghanistan

If Afghans and their allies in the international community want to ready the country for a conflict-free future, they must take the natural ...

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'US, Afghan forces kill more civilians than Taliban does'

The majority of the deaths resulted from US airstrikes or from search operations on the ground, primarily conducted by US-backed Afghan forces.

Refugee or migrant? A perilous question

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Refugee or migrant? A perilous question

Comment: Vulnerable people should be protected regardless of whether they fit into the definition of a refugee, writes Mat Nashed.

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US air strike killed 23 Afghan civilians, says UN

There were more civilian casualties from air strikes in the first nine months of 2018 than in any other year since 2009, according to UN figures.

Afghan civilian casualties from suicide attacks soar

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Afghan civilian casualties from suicide attacks soar

Afghan civilian casualties from suicide attacks have soared this year.

At least 25 killed in Kabul suicide attack: officials

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At least 25 killed in Kabul suicide attack: officials

Afghan officials said dozens of people were killed when a suicide bomber on foot detonated an explosive device in a minority Shia area of ...

Over 100 security forces killed in Afghanistan's embattled city

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Over 100 security forces killed in Afghanistan's embattled city

Over 100 security forces have been killed as Ghazni enters its fourth day in its fight against Taliban insurgents, while the government ...

Afghan special forces sent to fight off Taliban

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Afghan special forces sent to fight off Taliban

Afghan special forces have entered the embattled Ghazni overnight to fight off Taliban insurgents, while the government maintains that the city ...

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Afghan forces claim control of embattled city from Taliban

Afghan security forces have claim to be fully in control of an eastern city hours after Taliban said they had captured it.

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Roadside bomb kills eight Afghan civilians: officials

A roadside bomb targeting security forces killed eight civilians, including women and children, authorities said on Wednesday.

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NATO probing reports Afghan police killed in US airstrike

NATO is investigating reports that at least nine Afghan police officers were killed in a US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, its mission said ...

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Suicide attack kills three NATO troops in Afghanistan

The US military has said that three NATO troops have been killed and three injured in a Taliban-claimed suicide attack.

Gun battle ensues after gunmen storm Afghan government building

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Gun battle ensues after gunmen storm Afghan government building

A gun battle has broken out at a government building in Jalalabad, just days after an attack on a medical centre in the city.

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Militants attack Afghan midwife training centre: officials

A midwife training centre in eastern Afghanistan was the latest target of an attack by militants on Saturday, officials said.

Five dead in suicide attack on Afghan intelligence convoy

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Five dead in suicide attack on Afghan intelligence convoy

The Taliban-claimed blast is the latest deadly attack to strike Afghanistan in recent weeks.

Seven dead in suicide attack at Afghan ministry

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Seven dead in suicide attack at Afghan ministry

At least seven people were killed after a suicide attack in Kabul.

Multiple casualties in suicide attack near Afghan ministry: police

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Multiple casualties in suicide attack near Afghan ministry: police

A suicide attacker blew himself up in front of a government ministry in Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 7 people, police said.

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