Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

The Afghan Taliban have named a deputy to former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader, a spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday, the group's first official confirmation that Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

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Strike on Taliban chief shows dimming US hopes for Afghan peace

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Strike on Taliban chief shows dimming US hopes for Afghan peace

The US killing of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour marks a significant shift for President Barack Obama, highlighting a new willingness to target the group's leaders in Pakistan and risk retaliatory attacks against struggling Afghan security forces.

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U.S. says late Taliban leader was planning attacks on Americans

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U.S. says late Taliban leader was planning attacks on Americans

U.S. President Barack Obama approved the drone strike that killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour because the Taliban leader was overseeing plans for new attacks on American targets in Kabul, the Afghan capital, U.S. officials said on Monday.

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Afghan Taliban leader likely killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

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Afghan Taliban leader likely killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

The United States 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 authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials said.

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Afghan Taliban leader likely killed in U.S. strike

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Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was likely killed in a U.S. military drone strike in Pakistan authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, a U.S. official says, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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Afghan Taliban leader likely killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

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Afghan Taliban leader likely killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

WASHINGTON, May 21 - The United States 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 authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials said.

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Afghan officer shoots, kills 8 colleagues; bomb kills 11

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An Afghan police officer turned his gun on his colleagues as they were manning a checkpoint in the volatile southern Zabul province before dawn on Thursday, killing eight policemen, an official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault.

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Pentagon report reveals confusion among U.S. troops over Afghan mission

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Pentagon report reveals confusion among U.S. troops over Afghan mission

Amid fierce fighting after the Taliban captured the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last year, U.S. special forces advisers repeatedly asked their commanders how far they were allowed to go to help local troops retake the city.

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Afghan Taliban delegation in Pakistan amid efforts to restart peace process

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Afghan Taliban delegation in Pakistan amid efforts to restart peace process

An Afghan Taliban delegation has arrived in Pakistan to meet officials in a bid to restart a stuttering peace process with Kabul, Afghan officials and Taliban leaders said on Tuesday, although it was unclear who the delegation was meeting.

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Afghan Taliban attack central Kabul, at least 28 dead

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Afghan Taliban attack central Kabul, at least 28 dead

A major Taliban suicide bomb and gun attack on a government security office in central Kabul during rush hour on Tuesday killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 320, a week after the militant group announced a spring offensive.

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Afghan girls pursue music passion

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Afghan teenagers brave Taliban threats, family pressure and society to play music.

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A former street child in Afghanistan, now giving back where he found help

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At a school in the capital of Afghanistan, little boys wearing oversize white uniforms hurry down a flight of stairs to make it to judo practice, while girls in colorful headscarves eagerly wait for their tailoring class to begin upstairs. Hashmatullah Hayat, a project supervisor at the school, offers advice to the children who pop into his office asking about their computer classes or English homework.

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Twin bombings raise fears of new Taliban offensive

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A suicide bomber kills at least 12 army recruits on a bus in eastern Afghanistan, hours after a similar attack killed two people in the capital Kabul.

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For NATO trainers, race against time to prepare Afghan troops to go it alone

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For NATO trainers, race against time to prepare Afghan troops to go it alone

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Chung, leading a team of U.S. advisers in Helmand province to help train the Afghan army's embattled 215th Corps, knows he does not have much time.

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Taliban faction taunts Pakistan PM after Easter Day bombing

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Taliban faction taunts Pakistan PM after Easter Day bombing

The Pakistani militants who bombed a Lahore park on Easter Sunday, killing 70 people, taunted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday, declaring their war had come to his doorstep.

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