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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Refugees in Indonesia tackle life in limbo through school

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Refugees in Indonesia tackle life in limbo through school

Mahboob Jafari had barely seen the inside of a classroom, let alone taught in one, before he arrived in Indonesia as a refugee fleeing persecution in Afghanistan.

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Separate bomb attacks kill at least 22 in Afghanistan

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Separate bomb attacks kill at least 22 in Afghanistan

KABUL, June 20 - More than 20 people were killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Monday, including at least 14 when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying Nepalese security contractors in the Afghan capital, officials said.

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Suicide bomber hits minibus in Kabul: police

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Suicide bomber hits minibus in Kabul: police

A suicide bomber hit a minibus carrying foreign security guards and caused several casualties early on Monday in Kabul along the main road to the eastern city of Jalalabad, police said.

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NATO approves keeping expanded Afghan basing, in nod to long fight

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NATO approves keeping expanded Afghan basing, in nod to long fight

The NATO alliance agreed on Wednesday to hold onto its broad geographic layout of bases in Afghanistan, a move that could make it easier for the United States to keep more troops there as Kabul struggles with a resurgent Taliban threat.

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Obama approves more aggressive Taliban fight

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Obama approves more aggressive Taliban fight

President Barack Obama has decided the US military can more directly take on the Taliban, in tandem with Afghan forces, ratcheting up a conflict that he had vowed to end.

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Obama approves broader role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

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Obama approves broader role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama has approved giving the U.S. military greater ability to accompany and enable Afghan forces battling a resilient Taliban insurgency, in a move to assist them more proactively on the battlefield, a U.S. official told Reuters.

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Money from Afghanistan's 'conflict jewels' fuels war: activists

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Money from Afghanistan's 'conflict jewels' fuels war: activists

The illegal mining of some of Afghanistan's most important minerals is funneling millions of dollars into the hands of insurgents and corrupt warlords, according to activists and officials who say the money is fuelling the conflict.

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American journalist, translator killed in Afghanistan

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A veteran American photojournalist and a translator working for NPR were killed while accompanying Afghan troops in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, NPR and military officials said.

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Retired generals, diplomats urge Obama to keep Afghanistan troop level

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Retired generals, diplomats urge Obama to keep Afghanistan troop level

Thirteen retired U.S. generals and senior diplomats urged President Barack Obama on Friday to maintain the current U.S. troop level in Afghanistan, saying a reduction would undercut the morale of Afghan government forces and bolster the Taliban.

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Naming of new Taliban chief seen dimming Obama's hopes for Afghan peace talks

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Naming of new Taliban chief seen dimming Obama's hopes for Afghan peace talks

The selection of a hard-line cleric as the new Taliban chief on Wednesday all but dashes U.S. President Barack Obama's hopes for opening peace talks before he leaves office, one of his top foreign policy goals, current and former U.S. defense and intelligence officials said.

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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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