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17 May 2017 14:52

  Afghan security forces have engaged three gunmen who have attacked a state radio and television building in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province. The gunmen began the Wednesday attack by detonating a bomb and managed to enter the state-run radio and television building in the provincial capital Jalalabad. The building is close to the governor’s compound and a police station. Heavy gunfire erupted between the security...

7 May 2017 23:10

  Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has announced the death of Daesh terrorist group’s leader in the country during a joint raid with the US. On Sunday, Ghani said that Abdul Hasib was killed during a joint operation by 40 Afghan commandos and 50 US special forces on Thursday in the country’s eastern province of Nangarhar. The compound where Hasib was holed up is close to...

6 May 2017 19:19

  A senior Afghan legislator disclosed that the US forces have attacked the Taliban in Nangarhar province and rescued the ISIL terrorists after the latter were trapped in the battlefield. "A large number of ISIL members were surrounded by the Taliban in Masjed Sefid region of the town of Chaprhar but the US military men hurried to help them with warplanes and...

6 May 2017 15:58

  Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai holds the US responsible for the rise of Daesh in his homeland, saying Washington is in cahoots with the notorious terrorist group it has created. “Daesh is a US product,” Karzai said in an exclusive interview with the US-based Fox News network published earlier this week. “Daesh -- which is clearly foreign -- emerged in 2015...

5 May 2017 14:02

  The US military will ask the Donald Trump administration next week to deploy thousands more troops to Afghanistan, a senior official says. US media have reported that the Pentagon will request between 3,000 and 5,000 conventional military personnel, mainly to advise and assist Afghan military and police units in the fight against the Taliban. The Pentagon is also weighing a plan to...

5 May 2017 13:41

  Forces from Afghanistan and Pakistan have clashed at the border between the two countries, leaving at least three people dead and 22 others wounded. Gunfire erupted between Afghan Border Police and Pakistani Frontier Constabulary at the Wesh-Chaman border crossing on Friday. Reports from the Pakistani side claimed government employees were carrying out census operations in the villages of Killi Luqman and Killi...

4 May 2017 20:18

  Former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has returned to the capital Kabul eight months after signing a peace deal with the administration of President Ashraf Ghani. After more than 20 years, Hekmatyar, who leads the country's second largest militant group after Taliban, returned to Kabul on Thursday amid tight security. His convoy was joined by several hundred vehicles of supporters. The convoy, comprising of mainly pickup...

3 May 2017 14:51

  A bomb attack, apparently targeting a NATO vehicle near the US Embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul, has killed at least eight people and injured more than 25 others, including three American soldiers. The blast occurred during rush-hour morning traffic in Kabul’s busy Macroyan area on Wednesday. It is believed to have been targeted against a convoy of armored personnel carriers...

29 April 2017 12:51

  US Marines have returned to Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, the first to be deployed in the war-torn country since the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ended its combat mission in 2014. US General John Nicholson, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, attended a ceremony on Saturday marking the return of the Marines to Helmand, where US forces faced...

24 April 2017 15:39

  Afghanistan’s defense minister and the country’s army chief of staff have resigned following a recent attack by the Taliban militants that took the lives of scores of Afghan army soldiers. The Afghan presidential palace announced in a post on its Twitter account that President Ashraf Ghani had on Monday accepted the resignations of the defense minister and the army chief of...

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