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The strength of embattled Afghan defence forces has declined to its lowest level in four years [Massoud Hossaini-AP]

Report: Afghan forces lose ground as peace efforts continue

The security forces continue to lose grip over parts of Afghanistan and the Taliban are steadily holding their own, despite an increase in the US air attacks against the armed group, a US watchdog agency has said.
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.
An Afghan woman wearing a burqa walks in front of Jama Mosque in Herat on July 15, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - HOSHANG HASHIMI

Twin suicide blasts kill at least 20 inside Afghan Shiite mosque

Burqa-clad suicide bombers struck a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan Friday as it was crowded with worshippers for weekly prayers, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens in the latest attack on the minority.

Taliban responds to Trump’s Afghan strategy

The Afghan Taliban has warned Donald Trump is "wasting" American soldiers' lives after the US president approved sending thousands more troopsto the war-ravaged country.

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