Afghanistan

Insight - In Afghan north, Taliban gains ground and courts local support

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KUNDUZ CITY Afghanistan - Sardar, a 23-year-old working in his brother's barber shop in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, said local officials had asked for bribes to resolve a long-running family dispute over land.

At least nine militants killed in Pakistani army offensive 17 Oct 2014

PESHAWAR Pakistan - Pakistan's army extended its offensive against Islamist militants in mountains along the Afghan border on Friday, killing at least nine insurgents, military officials said.

Afghanistan arrests son of Haqqani militant network's founder 16 Oct 2014

KABUL - Afghan forces have arrested the son of the feared Haqqani network's founder along with a militant commander in charge of suicide attacks, a blow to the Taliban-linked Islamist group, Afghanistan's intelligence service said Thursday.

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Probe of Bergdahl capture by Taliban complete, under Army review 14 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the capture of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl by Taliban militants in Afghanistan has been completed, but it is unclear when the military will finish its report, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

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U.N. agency to cut food rations for 1 million Afghans over funding 14 Oct 2014

KABUL - Funding shortfalls have forced the World Food Programme to cut rations for up to 1 million people in Afghanistan, a WFP official said, an early sign that aid money may dwindle as the international combat mission winds down.

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U.N. agency to cut food rations for 1 million Afghans over funding 14 Oct 2014

KABUL - Funding shortfalls have forced the World Food Program to cut rations for up to 1 million people in Afghanistan, a WFP official said, an early sign that aid money may dwindle as the international combat mission winds down.

Taliban kill six more Afghan police as attacks stepped up 14 Oct 2014

KABUL - Taliban fighters overwhelmed an Afghan police checkpoint in a key province bordering the capital, killing six policemen on Tuesday as insurgents launch fierce attacks ahead of the withdrawal of foreign combat forces, an official said.

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Taliban ambush in Afghan north, bombs in capital and elsewhere kill 25 13 Oct 2014

KABUL - Taliban insurgents ambushed a convoy of Afghan security forces in a mountainous northern area on Monday, killing 22 soldiers and police, an official said, as bombs in Kabul and another area killed three. | Video

Afghan officials say air strike killed civilians, NATO says 'enemy' 13 Oct 2014

KABUL - An Afghan official said a NATO air strike killed seven civilians in the country's east, including a nine-year-old child, but the international coalition said on Monday the strike killed eight militants who had fired on its forces.

Senior police officers among seven dead in Iran plane crash - IRNA 12 Oct 2014

DUBAI - An Iranian police plane crashed late on Saturday killing four high-ranking officers investigating the deaths of police in a province that borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, state news agency IRNA reported.