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Afghan president congratulates armed forces for Ghazni victory


KABUL President Ashraf Ghani congratulated Afghanistan's armed forces in Ghazni on Friday for their victory over Taliban insurgents in the strategically important city after clashes that killed at least 150 soldiers and 95 civilians.

Gunmen attack intelligence service centre in Afghan capital Kabul 16 Aug 2018

KABUL Gunmen attacked an area around a security base and training centre for Afghanistan's intelligence service in the capital Kabul on Thursday, holding off security forces for hours before being killed.

Afghan schools hit as militants seek soft targets 16 Aug 2018

KABUL A suicide bomb attack on a group of teenagers studying for university exams in Kabul on Wednesday shocked Afghanistan but it was only the latest in a series of attacks on schools which have proved an easy target for militant groups. | Video


Special Report - Children poisoned by lead on U.S. Army bases as hazards ignored 16 Aug 2018

FORT BENNING, Georgia Army Colonel J. Cale Brown put his life on the line in two tours of duty in Afghanistan, earning a pair of Bronze Stars for his service. In between those deployments, Brown received orders to report to Fort Benning, the sprawling Georgia base that proudly describes itself as the century-old home of the U.S. infantry. | Video


Taliban withdraws protection from Red Cross in Afghanistan 15 Aug 2018

KABUL The Taliban said on Wednesday it was withdrawing its security guarantee for the International Red Cross in Afghanistan after it said the organisation neglected prisoners holding a hunger strike in the Pul-e Charkhi prison in Kabul.


Afghans, Syrians help German firms fill training vacancies 15 Aug 2018

BERLIN German companies managed to attract more apprentices to on-the-job training schemes last year due to a surge in applications from asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Syria, data showed on Wednesday.


Taliban attack on Afghan military outpost kills dozens 15 Aug 2018

KABUL A Taliban attack on a military outpost in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan on Wednesday killed up to 44 Afghan police and soldiers, provincial officials said, as the insurgents kept up pressure on government forces.

Afghan Taliban considering Eid holiday ceasefire - sources 15 Aug 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Taliban are considering announcing a ceasefire during next week's Eid holiday, despite heavy fighting seen over recent days in the central Afghan city of Ghazni, two senior Taliban officials said.


Afghan forces say regaining control of much of besieged city 14 Aug 2018

KABUL Afghan troops backed by U.S forces gained control of most of the embattled city of Ghazni on Tuesday, officials said, while a Taliban attack in another province raised new questions about Afghanistan's defences against the insurgency.


Afghanistan forces beef up defence of flashpoint city 14 Aug 2018

KABUL Afghan security forces backed by U.S. advisers and air strikes fought on Monday to drive Taliban fighters out of the flashpoint city of Ghazni, where hundreds of people have been killed or wounded during four days of fighting. | Video