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9 Haqqani militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 21 : At least nine militants of the Haqqani militant group were killed following air strikes in Afghanistan's Paktika, officials said on Monday.

17 killed in Afghanistan flooding
Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan), May 19 : At least 17 people were killed and 23 others wounded after heavy torrential rains caused fresh flooding in two Afghan provinces, the authorities said on Saturday.

Will carry out more attacks during Ramadan, says Taliban
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 19 : Despite Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealing to terrorists to not plot suicide attacks during Ramadan, the Taliban has vowed to carry out more such attacks during the period.

Afghan President Ghani condemns deadly Jalalabad blasts
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 19 : Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday strongly claimed the deadly suicide blasts at the Jalalabad cricket stadium, which claimed eight lives.

2 IS militants killed in US drone strike
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 19 : At least two militants associated with the terror outfit Islamic State (IS) have been killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province.

8 dead, 45 wounded in Jalalabad blasts
Jalalabad [Afghanistan], May 19 : At least eight persons were killed and 45 others were wounded in three back to back explosions at a cricket stadium in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad of Nangarhar province, confirmed the Afghan officials on Saturday.

8 killed in explosions at Afghanistan stadium
Kabul, May 19 : At least eight people have been killed and 45 others wounded in three back-to-back explosions during a cricket match at a sports stadium in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, officials said.

Afghanistan explosions kill 8, injures 43
Kabul, May 19 : At least eight people were killed and 43 wounded in three consecutive explosions during a cricket match in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, media reported on Saturday.

Britain considers sending more troops to Afghanistan
London, May 18 : The British government is considering sending more troops to Afghanistan, the media reported on Friday.

Over 1.9 million Afghans register to vote
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 18 : More than 1.9 million people across Afghanistan have registered their names to vote ahead of the October elections, confirmed officials of the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC).

Afghan security forces retake Tala Barfak
Kabul, [Afghanistan] May 18 : The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have retaken the control of Tala Barfak district in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province.

Pompeo reinforces US' investment in Afghanistan
Washington [United States], May 18 : The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani over a phone call. As per President's South Asia strategy, Pompeo reinforced US' durable investment in Afghanistan, expressing support for the Afghan military's defense of ...

Top IS leader arrested in Kabul for recruiting fighters
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 17 : A top leader from the terror outfit Islamic State (IS), responsible for recruiting fighters was arrested by special security forces during an operation here on Thursday.

Afghan President appeals militants to refrain from violence during ...
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 17 : Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has appealed the Taliban group and other militants to refrain from violence in the wake of the holy month of Ramadan.

Explosion bid foiled in Kabul
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 17 : A massive explosion bid has been foiled in Afghan capital city Kabul after the security forces discovered and defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted under a culvert on a main road in Qarabagh district.

2 IS militants killed in US airstrike in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 17 : Two militants of the Islamic State (IS) terror group have been killed in an US and NATO-led airstrike in Afghanistan's Nangarhar, a government statement on Thursday.

Afghanistan: Top al-Qaeda leader killed in US airstrike
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 16 : A top al-Qaeda terrorist leader in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) was killed in a United States' led airstrike on April 23 in eastern Afghanistan, the US forces confirmed on Wednesday.

Imran Khan vows to reset frayed ties with Afghanistan
Islamabad [Pakistan], May 16 : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former cricketer Imran Khan has vowed to reset frayed ties with neighbouring Afghanistan and pressed for cordial relations if he would be the Pakistan Prime Minister.

54 killed in Afghanistan clashes
Kabul, May 16 : At least 10 Afghan soldiers and 44 Taliban militants have been killed after clashes broke out in four districts of the country's Ghazni province overnight, an Army official said on Wednesday.

7 Afghan migrants killed in capsizing incident
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 16 : Seven Afghan migrants, including three children, died sinking in a fiber boat off western Canakkale province in Turkey early on Tuesday.

Afghanistan, Pakistan finalise joint peace plan
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 15 : Afghanistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) announced on Tuesday that officials from Pakistan and Afghanistan finalised a joint action plan on peace, aimed at ensuring peace and stability between the two countries.

Heavy rains, floods kill 7 in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 15 : Heavy rains and flooding have claimed seven lives and destroyed several houses in Afghanistan's northern Samangan and Baghlan provinces.

13 militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 15 : At least thirteen Taliban militants have been killed during separate clashes which erupted in three northern provinces of Afghanistan in the last 24 hours, the country's defense authorities have confirmed.

14 killed in Afghanistan clashes
Kabul, May 15 : At least six Afghan security forces and eight Taliban militants were killed on Tuesday after heavy fighting broke out in the country's Farah city.

7 killed as blasts, gunfire rock Jalalabad
Jalalabad (Afghanistan), May 13 : At least seven people, including an assailant, were killed and 20 others wounded after two blasts and ensuing gunshots rocked Jalalabad city on Sunday.

Five IS militants killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 13 : At least five militants affiliated with the terror outfit Islamic State (IS) have been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province.

Six killed, 20 others injured in Jalalabad suicide attack
Jalalabad [Afghanistan], May 13 : At least six people were killed and nearly 20 others were wounded in a suicide attack in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city near the gate of the finance department.

Afghan forces kill over 100 Taliban militants
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 13 : Afghan forces on Saturday forestalled multiple coordinated assaults on the security checkpoints in Afghanistan, killing over 100 Taliban militants.

HIV/AIDS: A health crisis in Afghanistan
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 13 : At a science session on Saturday, the government officials and former Jihadi leaders discussed the HIV/AIDS spread, prevention and control in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan-Pakistan to resolve transit, trade problems
Kabul [Afghanistan], May 13 : An agreement was signed between Afghan and Pakistani officials to resolve problems regarding transit and trade between the two countries, the Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries said on Sunday.