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Blasts collapse roof at Afghan mosque, killing at least 62 at Friday prayers

18 Oct 2019

KABUL Multiple explosions at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan collapsed the roof on worshippers during Friday prayers, killing at least 62 and wounding more than 100, officials said. | Video

IS fighters hid among Afghan pine nut harvesters during U.S. drone strike: U.S. official

20 Sep 2019

JALALABAD/KABUL A senior U.S. defense official in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Friday said Islamic State fighters were hiding among pine nut harvesters when a U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 32 people.

Letter detailing civilian presence failed to prevent deadly Afghan drone strike

20 Sep 2019

JALALABAD, Afghanistan/KABUL Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about their plans to recruit 200 laborers and children to pluck the dry fruit.

U.S. drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

20 Sep 2019

JALALABAD, Afghanistan A U.S. drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day's labour in the fields, officials said on Thursday. | Video

Letter detailing civilian presence failed to prevent deadly Afghan drone strike

20 Sep 2019

JALALABAD, Afghanistan/KABUL Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about their plans to recruit 200 labourers and children to pluck the dry fruit.

Suicide bomber and gunmen hit eastern Afghanistan government office

18 Sep 2019

JALALABAD/KABUL A suicide bomber and gunmen wounded at least nine people, including a child and a woman, in an attack on a government building in eastern Afghan on Wednesday, officials said.

Afghan forces launch attacks to clear warring militants from east Afghanistan

30 Apr 2019

KABUL Afghan government forces have launched attacks in a bid to clear rival militants who have been battling each other for territory near the Pakistan border in fighting that has forced thousands of villagers from their homes, officials said on Tuesday.

Afghan forces launch attacks to clear warring militants from east Afghanistan

30 Apr 2019

KABUL Afghan government forces have launched attacks in a bid to clear rival militants who have been battling each other for territory in fighting that has forced thousands of villagers from their homes, officials said on Tuesday.

At least 20 Afghan civilians killed in airstrike - officials

15 Dec 2018

ASADABAD, Afghanistan At least 20 Afghan civilians, including 12 children, were killed in an airstrike targeting a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Kunar late on Friday, local officials said.

Carnage at Afghan election rally as suicide bomber strikes

02 Oct 2018

JALALABAD, Afghanistan A suicide bomber blew himself up at an election rally in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 30, officials said, warning that the toll was likely to climb.

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