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U.S. probes video apparently showing shooting of Afghan civilian

KABUL U.S. military authorities are investigating a video widely circulated on Afghan social media that apparently shows a U.S. service member firing into a civilian truck driving along a road in Afghanistan, a spokesman said.

U.S. service member in Afghanistan wounded in possible insider attack 11 Jan 2018

KABUL The U.S. military in Afghanistan is investigating an incident in the eastern province of Nangarhar in which one of its forces was wounded in an apparent insider attack by members of a pro-government militia.

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Pension crisis looms as Afghanistan grapples to fix public finances 08 Jan 2018

KABUL In a country not short of problems, a looming pensions crisis that could cripple Afghanistan's budget in coming years is a new headache for a government dependent on increasingly war-weary foreign donors.

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Stand-off over powerful Afghan governor foreshadows bitter election fight 07 Jan 2018

MAZAR-I SHARIF, Afghanistan A stand-off between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Atta Mohammad Noor, the powerful provincial governor he is trying to remove from his northern stronghold, is increasingly turning into a battle over next year's presidential election.

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Hours after Afghan blast, confused families searched desperately for news 29 Dec 2017

KABUL Hours after the explosion that tore through a Shi'ite cultural centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, desperate families were still searching for news, as burnt bodies were brought in and wards at the nearby Istiqlal hospital filled up.

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Suicide bombers kill dozens at Shi'ite centre in Afghan capital 28 Dec 2017

KABUL Suicide bombers stormed a Shi'ite cultural centre and news agency in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing more than 40 people and wounding scores, many of them students attending a conference. | Video

Suspected U.S. drone kills militants on Pakistan-Afghan border 26 Dec 2017

PARACHINAR, Pakistan A suspected U.S. drone attack along the Pakistani-Afghan border killed an Islamist militant commander from the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network, a Pakistani official and two members of the Haqqani group said.

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China, Pakistan to look at including Afghanistan in $57 billion economic corridor 26 Dec 2017

BEIJING China and Pakistan will look at extending their $57 billion (42.63 billion pounds) China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, part of China's ambitious Belt and Road plan linking China with Asia, Europe and beyond.

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Islamic State claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul 25 Dec 2017

KABUL Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on Monday on a compound of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency in Kabul, which killed at least five people and wounded two.

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Afghan political crisis deepens as ousted governor refuses to go 25 Dec 2017

KABUL Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's bid to oust one of the country's most powerful provincial governors has run into strong resistance that has deepened political uncertainty just as Washington steps up its campaign against the Taliban insurgency.