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Abdul Qadir Sediqi

Afghan Taliban claim lethal car bomb attack in Kabul

15 Jan 2019

KABUL The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a car bomb attack near a heavily fortified foreign compound in Kabul that killed five people, including an Indian national.

Car bomb blast near high-security compound in Kabul kills four, 90 wounded

14 Jan 2019

KABUL At least four people were killed and 90 wounded when a bomb-laden car blew up near a high-security compound in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, officials said.

Taliban seek image makeover as Afghan peace talks gain momentum

28 Dec 2018

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan As moves towards peace pick up in Afghanistan, the Taliban are trying to show they have changed since the brutal days of the 1990s when they banned music and girls' education and carried out public executions in Kabul's football stadium.

Gunmen kill at least 28 in raid on Afghan government building

25 Dec 2018

KABUL Gunmen who raided a government building in the Afghan capital killed at least 28 people - mostly government employees - and wounded more than 20 others in a seven-hour standoff with police that ended on Monday night, Afghan authorities said. | Video

U.S.-Taliban talks focus on Afghan ceasefire

18 Dec 2018

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan U.S. and Taliban officials have discussed proposals for a six-month ceasefire in Afghanistan and a future withdrawal of foreign troops as talks aimed at setting up peace negotiations went into a second day, Taliban sources said.

Afghan Taliban meet U.S. officials, as peace efforts intensify

17 Dec 2018

KABUL Afghan Taliban representatives and U.S. officials met in the United Arab Emirates on Monday, the Taliban said, amid diplomatic moves towards establishing the basis for talks to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan.

Overuse, maintenance problems strain Afghan army helicopter fleet

06 Dec 2018

KABUL A deadly mix of hard use and poor maintenance has taken a heavy toll in recent months on Afghanistan's ageing fleet of Soviet-era helicopters, one of the mainstays of its air support while U.S. Black Hawk helicopters enter service over coming years.

Gunmen attack UK contractors' compound in Afghan capital, at least 10 dead

28 Nov 2018

KABUL Gunmen attacked a British security contractors' compound in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 19 only hours after President Ashraf Ghani outlined plans for peace in Afghanistan. | Video

Suicide bomber kills over 50 at religious event in Kabul

20 Nov 2018

KABUL A suicide bomber blew himself up in a banqueting hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three government officials said.

Taliban say no pact struck with U.S. on deadline to end Afghan war

19 Nov 2018

KABUL A three-day meeting between the Taliban and the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan to pave the way for peace talks ended with no agreement, the militant group said a day after the diplomat declared a deadline of April 2019 to end a 17-year-long war.

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