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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.
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.
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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.
Security officials cordon off an area inside Amsterdam's central railway station Friday after the stabbings

Two US citizens hurt in Dutch ‘terrorist’ knife attack

Dutch officials Saturday said a knife-wielding attacker who wounded two US citizens at Amsterdam Central Station a day before “had a terrorist motive”.
Afghan security personnel arrive at the site of an ongoing attack on an army compound in Dihdadi District of Balkh province on April 21, 2017. AFP.FARSHAD USYAN - AFP

Taliban, Kabul government both claim embattled Afghan city

Both Taliban and government forces claimed they were in control of the eastern Afghan city of Ghazni Saturday, after insurgents stormed the provincial capital, triggering fierce fighting.
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Afghan President Ghani orders resumption of anti-Taliban operations

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a formal end to his government's ceasefire with the Taliban and ordered security forces to resume operations against the group.

Taliban to continue fighting after refusing to extend ceasefire

"The ceasefire ends tonight and our operations will begin, inshallah," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said.

Taliban bans fighters from public gatherings during Afghan ceasefire

The Taliban have banned their fighters from attending public gatherings, going into cities and meeting with the Afghan public, as well as officials and security forces, during the three-day ceasefire, according to a statement by the militants.

Gunmen kill 30 at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel

Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed 30 people and wounded many more.

Afghan Taliban claims deadly Kabul hotel siege

Afghan Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel that left at least five civilians killed and six wounded.

Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle arrested for 15 charges including assault

A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years has been arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault, illegal confinement and issuing death threats, according to reports on Tuesday.

NATO soldier, 3 Afghan civilians killed in Taliban attack

One NATO soldier and three civilians were killed and four injured in the suicide attack that targeted a NATO convoy in Afghanistan in different days, Basir Mujahid, police spokesman in Kabul province, said on Friday.

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