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At least three killed in Kabul suicide attack

At least three people were killed when a suicide attacker blew himself up in Kabul Monday, close to where scores of Afghans had been protesting against Taliban attacks on the minority Hazara ethnic group.

Huge explosion rocks Kabul, casualties feared

The blast struck in front of a high school in the downtown area of Kabul, the Afghan capital, the interior ministry said.
President Buhari arrives France ahead of the Paris Peace Forum on 8th Nov 2018 4

Presidency: Muhammadu Buhari’s presence in Paris peace forum necessary

The Presidency has explained that President Muhammadu Buhari’s presence at the Peace Forum in France that starts today is will have tremendous advantage in tackling security challenges in the country.
Brent Taylor

US mayor on leave from office killed on military duty in Afghanistan

Brent Taylor, the mayor of North Ogden, Utah in the United States was killed Saturday on military duty in Afghanistan as part of Utah’s National Guard.
An army helicopter crashed in southwestern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 25 people on board, including a top commander

Afghan army helicopter crashes killing 25

An army helicopter crashed in southwestern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 25 people on board, including a top commander.
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Nuruddin Farah: Society is to blame for upsurge of Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab

Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah has blamed the society for upsurge of the dreaded terrorist groups, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab and others in Africa.
Pakistan has reportedly released the former deputy chief of the Taliban group Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar from the jail.

Afghan Taliban founder Mullah Baradar ‘released’ by Pakistan

Pakistan has released the Afghan Taliban leader from prison, a spokesman for the Taliban said on Thursday.

Taliban bomb maker, family killed by own bomb

A Taliban bomb maker, his wife and two children were killed as his device exploded prematurely in his home in Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province on Monday, Provincial Police spokesman, Abdul-Karim Yurash said on Wednesday.
US Army

US Army General Wounded In Afghanistan Attack

A US army general was among those injured in a Taliban attack on top US and Afghan security chiefs inside a highly secure compound last week in Kandahar province, a military spokesman confirmed.
An Afghan voter casts his ballot at a polling centre for the country's legislative election in Herat province on October 20, 2018. - Afghans are bracing for more deadly violence on October 20 as voting gets under way in the long-delayed legislative election that the Taliban has vowed to attack. (Photo by HOSHANG HASHIMI / AFP)

Dozens of casualties as explosions rock chaotic Afghan elections

Explosions rocked polling centres across Kabul on Saturday, causing dozens of casualties, as the long-delayed legislative election dissolved into chaos with many voting locations remaining closed due to technical glitches and lack of staff.
[FILE]ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Afghan journalists are seen after a blast in Afghanistan. REUTERS-Omar Sobhani TEMPLATE OUT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

At least 12 killed in bomb attack on Afghan election rally

A motorcycle carrying explosives blew up among supporters of an Afghan election candidate on Saturday, killing at least 12 people, officials said, in the latest attack on a political rally. A motorcycle carrying explosives blew up among supporters of an Afghan election candidate on Saturday, killing at least 12 people, officials said, in the latest attack on a political rally.
Asim Munir

Pakistan appoints new head of powerful intelligence agency

Pakistan has appointed a new chief for its powerful intelligence agency, the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), as the previous appointee completed his term, the military said.
Dozens of security forces have died as a result of Taliban attacks in recent months [Rahmat Gul-AP Photo]

Taliban urge Afghans to boycott polls, reject peace talks

The Taliban on Monday directed Afghans to boycott upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for October 20, as they ramp up attacks in strategic provinces.
An Afghan policeman stands as unseen volunteers carry an injured on a stretcher to a hospital, following an attack that targeted a parliamentary election rally in the Kama district of the eastern province of Nangarhar, in Jalalabad on October 2, 2018. At least 13 people were killed in a suicide attack on an Afghan election campaign rally on October 2, officials said, in the latest violence ahead of this month's legislative vote. The attack is the first suicide assault since campaigning officially kicked off last Friday for the parliamentary elections, preparations for which have already been marred by bloody violence. / AFP PHOTO / NOORULLAH SHIRZADA

Taliban vow to attack Afghan security forces during elections

The Taliban on Monday vowed to target government security forces in upcoming parliamentary elections, as US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with Afghan leaders to discuss ways to end the 17-year war.
Dozens of security forces have died as a result of Taliban attacks in recent months [Rahmat Gul-AP Photo]

Officials: Taliban kill 10 policemen, blow up bridges

At least 10 policemen have been killed in clashes with Taliban fighters in the central Afghan province of Wardak, officials said.
Mi-8 Helicopter

Four die as military helicopter crashes

An Afghan military helicopter carrying weapons and ammunition burst into flames during an “emergency landing” in western Afghanistan, killing at least four people, including the pilot, officials said on Saturday.
An Afghan wounded boy receives treatment at a hospital following multiple explosions in Jalalabad on September 11, 2018. A boy was killed and four others wounded in a double bombing outside a girls' school in restive eastern Afghanistan on September 11, officials and witnesses said, in the latest violence to hit the country. / AFP PHOTO / NOORULLAH SHIRZADA

Student killed in twin bomb attack near Afghanistan girls’ school

A boy was killed and four others wounded in a double bombing outside a girls' school in restive eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials and witnesses said, in the latest violence to hit the country.

US seeks reset button with Pakistan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said he was hoping to “reset the relationship” with nuclear-power Pakistan ahead of a trip to Islamabad to meet with new Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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