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Abdul Qadir Sediqi

Afghan security forces kill Al Qaeda leader, accuse Taliban of harbouring him

10 Nov 2020

KABUL Afghanistan's intelligence agency said on Tuesday they had killed a senior regional Al Qaeda member in southwestern Afghanistan, accusing the insurgent Taliban of harbouring him.

Afghan woman shot, blinded, for getting a job

10 Nov 2020

KABUL The last thing 33-year-old Khatera saw were the three men on a motorcycle who attacked her just after she left her job at a police station in Afghanistan's central Ghazni province, shooting at her and stabbing her with a knife in the eyes.

'Death coming for me': Gunmen cut young lives short in Kabul campus slaughter

03 Nov 2020

KABUL As Mohammad clambered out of a second-floor window at Kabul University on Monday to escape gunmen rampaging across the campus, he was sure death was close.

Gunmen storm Kabul University, killing 22, in second deadly attack on students in just over a week

02 Nov 2020

KABUL Gunmen stormed Kabul University, killing at least 22 people including students in their classrooms, on Monday and Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for what President Ashraf Ghani called a "despicable act of terror". | Video

Suicide bombing at Kabul education centre kills 24, students among the victims

25 Oct 2020

KABUL A suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan's capital Kabul killed 24 people including teenage students and wounded dozens more on Saturday, officials said.

Taliban welcome Trump tweet on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan by Christmas

08 Oct 2020

KABUL The Taliban on Thursday welcomed an announcement by President Donald Trump on pulling out U.S. troops by Christmas.

Afghan police seize four tonnes of bomb-making chemical

28 Sep 2020

KABUL Afghan police seized four tonnes of sodium nitrate, used in the making of car bombs and improvised explosive devices, officials said, in one of the largest such seizures in the country's 19-year insurgency.

Coal miner's daughter comes top in Afghan university entrance exam

25 Sep 2020

KABUL The daughter of an Afghan coal miner has come top in the country's university entrance exam and set her sights on becoming a doctor.

Afghan woman prays that peace will save her fourth husband

22 Sep 2020

KABUL/JALALABAD, Afghanistan Heavily pregnant Taj Bibi prays for her fourth husband as the Afghan soldier sets off to battle the Taliban, hoping his fate won't be the same as that of his three brothers, her first three husbands, all killed fighting the militants.

Afghan peace negotiators far apart on basic issues such as ceasefire, women's rights

21 Sep 2020

KABUL The Afghan government and Taliban militants remain far apart on even the most basic issues a week into talks meant to end two decades of war that has killed tens of thousands of people, diplomats and negotiators say.

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