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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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53 dead as quake rocks Afghanistan, Pakistan

A powerful earthquake struck a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, shaking the capital Kabul and killing at least 17 people while 36 were killed in neighbouring Pakistan, officials said. The death toll could climb b

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Bombings, assaults kill 42 in Kabul

A wave of attacks on Afghan police, army and Nato installations in Kabul killed at least 42 people and wounded hundreds, dashing hope that Taliban insurgents might be weakened by a leadership struggle after news of their longtime leader's de

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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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