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Use of air power in Afghanistan up sharply as Trump troop decision looms

KABUL U.S. warplanes dropped more weapons on Afghanistan in April than in any other single month since 2012, according to new statistics, as military officials press U.S. President Donald Trump to send thousands more troops to the country.

Militants kill 10 Afghan soldiers in base attack - defence officials 23 May 2017

KABUL Militants attacked an Afghan government army base in the southern province of Kandahar, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding nine, defence officials said on Tuesday.

At least 20 Afghan police killed in Taliban ambushes - officials 21 May 2017

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed in Taliban ambushes in south central Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday, the latest in a string of insurgent attacks that come as the NATO-led military mission considers sending thousands of additional troops to the war-torn nation.

Afghan Taliban launch three-pronged assault on Ghazni city 20 May 2017

GHAZNI, Afghanistan Taliban fighters launched a three-pronged attack on parts of the central-eastern Afghan city of Ghazni overnight, driving a Humvee packed with explosives into the entrance of a district governor's compound during the assault, police said on Saturday.

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Amid torture allegations, Afghan vice president departs for Turkey 19 May 2017

KABUL Afghanistan's embattled vice president, Abdul Rashid Dostum, left Kabul for Turkey on Friday night, according to Afghan officials, amid unresolved accusations that he ordered his men to abduct, beat, and rape a political rival last year.

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Afghan women break ground with TV station launch 19 May 2017

KABUL A new TV channel dedicated to women is set to begin broadcasting in Afghanistan, the first of its kind in a country whose media industry, like many areas of society, remains dominated by men. | Video

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Afghan women break ground with TV station launch 19 May 2017

KABUL A new TV channel dedicated to women is set to begin broadcasting in Afghanistan, the first of its kind in a country whose media industry, like many areas of society, remains dominated by men. | Video

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Islamic State claims attack on state TV station in Afghanistan 17 May 2017

JALALABAD, Afghanistan The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on an Afghan state television station on Wednesday that killed at least six people as well as the attackers and wounded 24.

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Afghan forces retake district near northern city of Kunduz 16 May 2017

KABUL Afghan security forces have regained control of a district centre close to the northern city of Kunduz that fell to Taliban insurgents earlier this month, officials said on Tuesday.

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Accused bomber Rahimi seeks reduced charges in New Jersey case 16 May 2017

ELIZABETH, N.J. An Afghan-born U.S. citizen accused of planting bombs in New York and New Jersey fired on police in New Jersey to evade arrest, but those crimes fall short of attempted murder as charged, his defence lawyer argued on Monday. | Video

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