US soldier killed in anti-Taliban operation in Afghanistan

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US soldier killed in anti-Taliban operation in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb killed an American soldier Tuesday near the capital of Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province, following the first major US deployment to the southern city since foreign forces withdrew in 2014.

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Islamic State faces uphill 'branding war' in Afghanistan, Pakistan

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Islamic State faces uphill 'branding war' in Afghanistan, Pakistan

The U.S. drone strike that killed Islamic State's commander for Afghanistan and Pakistan was the latest blow to the Middle East-led movement's ambitions to expand into a region where the long-established Taliban remain the dominant Islamist force.

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Taliban 'special forces' lead Helmand assault: Afghan officials

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Taliban 'special forces' lead Helmand assault: Afghan officials

Only a few days ago, this village of mud huts in southern Afghanistan was a battlefield.

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U.S. drone kills Islamic State leader for Afghanistan, Pakistan: officials

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U.S. drone kills Islamic State leader for Afghanistan, Pakistan: officials

The leader of Islamic State's branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike on July 26, a Pentagon spokesman said on Friday after the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan announced the news to Reuters.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital

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Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital

A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed at least 70 people and wounded more than a hundred on Monday in an attack on mourners gathered at a hospital in Quetta, according to officials in the southwestern province of Baluchistan.

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Foreign tourists attacked in western Afghanistan: Officials

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 week(s) ago

Foreign tourists attacked in western Afghanistan: Officials

HERAT, AFGHANISTAN: Taliban militants attacked foreign tourists escorted by an Afghan army convoy in western Herat province on Thursday (Aug 4), leaving at least six people wounded as the insurgents step up nationwide attacks.

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Taliban truck bomb rocks hotel for foreigners in Kabul

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Taliban truck bomb rocks hotel for foreigners in Kabul

A massive Taliban truck bomb struck a hotel for foreigners on the outskirts of Kabul early Monday, officials said, just days after the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital for 15 years.

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Afghan capital hit by truck bomb blast

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a huge blast at a compound mainly used by foreigners in Kabul.

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Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Kabul attack

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Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Kabul attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday that killed at least 61 people and wounded more than 200 when it tore through a demonstration by members of the mainly Shia Hazara minority.

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U.S. troops in Afghanistan can strike Taliban more easily, Carter says

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the senior U.S commander in Afghanistan will have greater freedom to strike at the Taliban under broad new powers approved last month by President Barack Obama.

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Obama, in shift, says he will keep 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan until 2017

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Obama, in shift, says he will keep 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan until 2017

President Barack Obama, calling Afghanistan's security situation precarious, said on Wednesday he will keep U.S. troop levels there at 8,400 through the end of his administration rather than reducing them to 5,500 by year's end as previously planned.

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Taliban leader says foreigners must quit Afghanistan for peace

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Taliban leader says foreigners must quit Afghanistan for peace

The new leader of the Taliban called for an end to foreign forces' "occupation" of Afghanistan as a preliminary step to a settlement based on Islamic law that he said would bring unity to a country riven by decades of war.

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Taliban suicide bombers kill 27 in attack on Afghan police cadets

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Taliban suicide bombers kill 27 in attack on Afghan police cadets

Two Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and wounded around 40 in an attack on Thursday on buses carrying recently graduated cadets on the western outskirts of Kabul, officials said.

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Kabul to investigate child sex slavery fuelling insider attacks

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Kabul to investigate child sex slavery fuelling insider attacks

Afghanistan's president has ordered a "thorough investigation" into institutionalised sexual abuse of children by police, after AFP revealed the Taliban are using child sex slaves to launch deadly insider attacks.

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Bacha bazi: Afghan subculture of child sex slaves

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Bacha bazi: Afghan subculture of child sex slaves

The Afghan government says it will punish police officers involved in the institutionalised sexual abuse of children after an AFP report found the Taliban are exploiting the practice of paedophilic "bacha bazi" -- literally "boy play" -- to launch insider attacks.

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