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4 killed in suicide bombing at US base in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber dressed as a labourer blew himself up on Saturday at the largest American military base in Afghanistan, killing four Americans, said a report, citing Defence Secretary Ash Carter. Two members of the armed services

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Afghan Taliban leader likely killed in US drone strike

The US conducted a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorised by US President Barack Obama, officials said.

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Rival Taliban factions agree on ceasefire

Rival factions of the Afghan Taliban agreed to stop deadly infighting, officials said, but tensions remained over the status of new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who has not been seen since reportedly being shot last month. Leader

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Taliban targets Spanish embassy in Kabul, security officer killed

Taliban fighters mounted a car bomb attack on a guest house near the Spanish embassy in Kabul on Friday, killing at least one security officer and further dimming any hopes of peace talks with moderate elements of the Islamist insurgent movement

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Taliban leader Mulla Omar dead says report

The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has died, a BBC report said quoting Afghan officials. The reclusive leader died two to three years ago, Afghan government and intelligence sources were quoted as saying by BB

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Taliban attacks Afghan parliament

A Taliban suicide bomber and six gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday as lawmakers met to consider a new defence minister, and another district in the volatile north fell to the militants as they intensified a summer offensive.

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Pakistan chopper crash kills foreign envoys

A Pakistan military helicopter carrying diplomats to inspect a tourism project crashed on Friday killing seven people, including the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors.

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Pakistan in mourning as Taliban kill 132 students

Pakistan woke up to a day of mourning on Wednesday after Taliban militants killed 132 students at a school in the city of Peshawar in a grisly attack which shocked the nation and put pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency

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Americans split over prisoner swap issue

Americans are deeply divided over whether the Obama administration did the right thing by swapping five Taliban leaders to win the freedom of Afghanistan prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, according to Reuters/Ipsos survey released on Friday.

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US soldier flies to freedom after Afghan prisoner swap

The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was being flown to a US military hospital in Germany on Sunday, after he was dramatically freed in a swap deal for five Taliban militants who were released from the Guantanamo Bay prison in C

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