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Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80 - officials

21 Aug 2019

KABUL The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen to 80, two senior officials said on Wednesday.

Peace with whom? After blast, enraged Afghans question talks

18 Aug 2019

KABUL, Outraged Afghans questioned on Sunday the point of negotiations with the Taliban aimed at getting U.S. troops to leave and ending the war, after 63 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in the capital, Kabul. | Video

Islamic State claims Afghan wedding blast as families bury the dead

18 Aug 2019

KABUL The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the country faces even if the Taliban agrees a pact with the United States. | Video

Peace with whom? After blast, enraged Afghans question talks

18 Aug 2019

KABUL, Aug 18 Outraged Afghans questioned on Sunday the point of negotiations with the Taliban aimed at getting U.S. troops to leave and ending the war, after 63 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in the capital, Kabul.

Peace with whom? After blast, enraged Afghans question talks

18 Aug 2019

KABUL Outraged Afghans questioned on Sunday the point of negotiations with the Taliban aimed at getting U.S. troops to leave and ending the war, after 63 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in the capital, Kabul.

Taliban say killing of leader's brother will not derail U.S. talks

17 Aug 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/KABUL Afghan Taliban officials said on Saturday the killing of the brother of their leader in a bomb attack would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 18 years of war.

Brother of Afghan Taliban leader killed in Pakistan mosque blast

16 Aug 2019

QUETTA, Pakistan/KABUL The brother of the leader of the Afghan Taliban was among at least four people killed in a bomb blast at a mosque in Pakistan on Friday, two Taliban sources told Reuters, an attack that could affect efforts to end the Afghan war.

Taliban, U.S. pact in Afghanistan could boost Islamic State

15 Aug 2019

KABUL/JALALABAD, Afghanistan A deal between the Taliban and the United States for U.S. forces to withdraw from their longest-ever war in Afghanistan could drive some diehard Taliban fighters into the arms of the Islamic State militant group, Afghan officials and militants say.

Halt Afghan civilian casualties, U.N says after report of 11 killed by government

14 Aug 2019

KABUL The United Nations said on Wednesday it was gravely concerned about reports indicating 11 civilians had been killed in an Afghan security force operation in an eastern province near the border with Pakistan.

Taliban bomb kills 14, wounds 145, despite hopes for Afghan pact

07 Aug 2019

KABUL A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 people and wounded 145 in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, an attack the government said raised questions about the militants' commitment to peace despite an expected deal with the United States. | Video

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