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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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Hundreds killed in fierce fighting in Afghanistan

Hundreds of members of Afghanistan’s security forces have been killed recently fighting insurgent attacks on the main city in the southern province of Helmand, officials said on Friday. Abdul Majeed Akhonzada, deputy head of

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Iran, Afghanistan to develop Chabahar Port

Top officials from Iran and Afghanistan recently held a meeting to discuss the development of the Chabahar Port in the south-eastern Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan, said a report. The meeting was held between Iran's to

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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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50 killed in Afghanistan bus-fuel tanker collision

Around 50 people were killed and scores were injured in Afghanistan when two buses collided with a fuel tanker on a highway in the central province of Ghazni, causing a massive explosion, officials said on Sunday. Jawid Salangi, a

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Explosions at Indian consulate in Afghan city

Gunfire and explosions rocked the area around the Indian consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Sunday night as security forces battled gunmen who tried to enter the compound, officials said. Two loud blasts an

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Explosion near Kabul airport, casualties feared

An explosion was reported on a road near the airport in the Afghan capital on Monday and casualties were feared, officials in Kabul said. Police and emergency services were at the scene. – Reuters

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Strong earthquake hits north Afghanistan

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan late on Friday, two months after more than 300 people were killed by a quake in the same mountainous region. Strong shocks were felt in the Afghan capital Kabul at 1

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Big quake in Afghanistan, Pakistan kills over 275

A major earthquake struck the remote Afghan northeast on Monday, killing more than 275 people in Afghanistan and nearby northern Pakistan, injuring hundreds and sending shock waves as far as New Delhi, officials said. The death to

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135 dead after strong quake hits Afghanistan, Pakistan

A major earthquake struck the remote Afghan northeast on Monday, killing at least 135 people in Afghanistan and nearby northern Pakistan and sending shock waves as far as New Delhi, officials said. The death toll could climb in co

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