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Abdul Qadir Sediqi

Hundreds of prisoners flee before Afghan forces end Islamic State jail siege

03 Aug 2020

JALALABAD, Afghanistan Afghan security forces on Monday killed at least 10 Islamic State fighters who had taken control of a prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad, ending a siege in which hundreds of prisoners escaped. | Video

Afghanistan and Pakistan say 22 die in border clashes

31 Jul 2020

KABUL/QUETTA, Pakistan Afghanistan accused Pakistan on Friday of killing 15 civilians during clashes at a border crossing where crowds were jostling to cross for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.

Taliban announce three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan for Eid al-Adha, starting Friday

28 Jul 2020

KABUL Afghanistan's Islamist Taliban militants announced on Tuesday that they will observe a three-day ceasefire for the Muslim religious holiday of Eid al-Adha, starting Friday, offering some respite from weeks of increasing violence.

Taliban push to control private companies, aid agencies in Afghanistan

27 Jul 2020

KABUL The Taliban wants all private companies and aid organisations operating in Afghanistan to register with the hardline Islamists, officials from the group said.

Taliban attack on Afghan government compound kills 10, wounds dozens

13 Jul 2020

KABUL/MAZAR-I-SHARIF Taliban militants clashed with security forces following a car bomb blast at a government compound in northern Afghanistan on Monday, killing ten people and wounding dozens more, officials said.

Afghanistan to release prisoners from Taliban list in push for talks

09 Jul 2020

KABUL Afghanistan is to release more Taliban prisoners in the hope of getting peace talks going, a government spokesman said on Thursday, after the insurgent group provided the government with a revised list of several hundred of their detainees.

Taliban suicide bomber kills three as violence rises despite peace push

08 Jul 2020

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan/KABUL A Taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed military vehicle on the approach to the provincial governor's residence and police headquarters in the Afghan province of Kandahar on Wednesday, killing at least three people, authorities said.

U.S., Taliban say Afghan peace effort discussed in video talks

30 Jun 2020

KABUL The head of the Taliban's political office in Doha and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a video conference to discuss the Afghan peace process, the Islamist group and the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, in a bid to remove hurdles in the path to peace talks.

Gifted young Afghan returnee is victim of campaign attacking civil society

30 Jun 2020

KABUL Twenty-four-year-old Fatima Khalil, known as Natasha, was a shining example of young, progressive Afghanistan.

Taliban say Afghan peace effort figured in video talks with U.S.'s Pompeo

30 Jun 2020

KABUL The head of the Taliban's political office in Doha and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a video conference to discuss the Afghan peace process, the Islamist group said on Tuesday, in a bid to remove hurdles in the path to peace talks.

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