Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban gunmen killed after attack on Kabul guesthouse

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KABUL - Four Taliban insurgents armed with assault rifles and a grenade launcher stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital overnight and held out for hours until they were killed by government forces early on Wednesday, officials said. | Video

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Afghan Taliban gunmen killed after attack on Kabul guesthouse 27 May 2015

KABUL - Four Taliban insurgents armed with assault rifles and a grenade launcher stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital overnight and held out for hours until they were killed by government forces early on Wednesday, officials said.

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Afghan insurgents launch late-night attack on Kabul guesthouse 26 May 2015

KABUL - Heavily armed insurgents stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul late on Tuesday night and were still battling Afghan security forces more than two hours after the assault began.

Taliban truck bomb hits government offices in southern Afghanistan, wounds dozens 25 May 2015

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A Taliban suicide bomber in a truck loaded with explosives struck a provincial government neighbourhood in Zabul in southern Afghanistan on Monday, wounding nearly 70 people, officials said. | Video

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Italy coast guard rescues 70 Afghan, Iraqi migrants from crowded boat 24 May 2015

ROME - Seventy Afghan and Iraqi migrants were rescued from a packed boat off the southeastern coast of Italy and brought to shore on Sunday, Italy's coast guard said.

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Insight - Stretched Afghan army falls back on militias to help defend Kunduz 22 May 2015

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan/KABUL - The Afghan government has enlisted hundreds of militia fighters controlled by local commanders to battle Taliban militants near the northern city of Kunduz, officials said, underlining how the armed forces are struggling to tackle the insurgency alone.

Judge sentences 11 Afghan police over lynching of woman in Kabul 19 May 2015

KABUL - An Afghan judge sentenced 11 police on Tuesday to one year in jail for failing to prevent the mob killing of a woman in Kabul who was accused of burning a Koran.

Pakistan military says its spies will cooperate with Afghanistan 19 May 2015

ISLAMABAD - After years of antagonism and accusations, spy agencies in Pakistan and Afghanistan will now share information, the Pakistani military said, in another sign frosty relations between the neighbours may be gradually thawing.

Danish veterans accuse government of failing their Afghan interpreters 18 May 2015

COPENHAGEN - Danish military veterans have accused their government of breaking its promise to grant asylum to all local interpreters who helped the country's soldiers during their deployment in Afghanistan.

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Car bomb on EU vehicle kills at least three in Afghan capital 17 May 2015

KABUL - A suicide car bomber rammed a European Union vehicle near the main airport in Afghanistan's capital on Sunday, killing two Afghan civilians and a British security contractor in the latest attack in the city, officials said. | Video