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American, Afghan soldiers killed in shootout in Afghanistan - NY Times

09 Feb 2020

KABUL U.S. and Afghan forces came under attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said in Kabul, as they launched investigations into what the New York Times described as a deadly shootout between Afghan and American soldiers during a joint exercise.

Gunmen kill head of Japan aid agency, five others in Afghanistan

04 Dec 2019

KABUL/NANGARHAR, Afghanistan Gunmen killed six people, including the head of a Japanese aid agency, on Wednesday in an attack on their vehicle in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, officials said. | Video

Afghanistan's president claims victory over Islamic State

19 Nov 2019

JALALABAD, Afghanistan Security forces have "obliterated" Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday, hours after a prisoner swap with Taliban insurgents raised hopes of a lull in violence in the country.

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.

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