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Zawahiri in new Taliban pledge

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 14:41

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri pledges allegiance to the new Afghan Taliban chief in his first audio message in nearly a year.
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Deadly bomb attack on Kabul airport

Monday, August 10th 2015, 16:40
related places: Kabul

A Taliban suicide bomber attacks a checkpoint near the entrance to the international airport in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing five people.
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Taliban bomb kills 29 in Afghanistan

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 13:11

A Taliban suicide attack kills 29 members of pro-government militia in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz.
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Taliban attacks 'sign of infighting'

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 12:52
related places: Kabul

Bomb attacks that killed over 50 people in the Afghan capital Kabul are a sign of a Taliban power struggle, a top UN official says.
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'Soviet Taliban' convicted in US

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 6:38
related countries: United States United States

A former Soviet army officer is convicted by a US jury of planning and leading a Taliban attack on American forces in Afghanistan in 2009.
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Kabul rocked by deadly explosions

Friday, August 7th 2015, 21:01
related places: Kabul

At least 35 people have died and hundreds more have been wounded in separate bomb attacks across the day in the Afghan capital Kabul.
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Suicide blast targets Afghan police

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 9:15

Six people die in a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan, the first such attack since the Taliban confirmed their leader Mullah Omar was dead.
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Taliban political chief resigns

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 9:38
related countries: Qatar Qatar

The Afghan Taliban's political chief in Qatar, Syed Tayyab Agha, resigns in the latest sign of a split in the group following leader Mullah Omar's death.
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VIDEO: Taliban 'allegiance' to new leader

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 14:43

The Afghan Taliban has released a video showing hundreds of people apparently declaring their allegiance to their new leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
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'Taliban oaths' amid leadership rift

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 12:45

The Afghan Taliban release a video appearing to show members pledging allegiance to the new leader Mullah Mansour, amid divisions over his leadership.
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New Taliban leader calls for unity

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 19:40

The new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, calls for unity and says the group will continue fighting.
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Taliban split over Omar successor

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 6:38

The Afghan Taliban's Supreme Council was not consulted over the election of a new leader following the death of founder Mullah Omar, the BBC learns.
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Afghan militant leader 'has died'

Friday, July 31st 2015, 18:33

Jalaluddin Haqqani, the Afghan founder of the militant Haqqani network, died at least a year ago, sources tell the BBC.
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Taliban pick Mullah Omar's successor

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 15:53

The Taliban appoint a successor to Mullah Omar and confirm that the veteran leader has died, as reported earlier by the Afghan government.
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VIDEO: Just who is Taliban's Mullah Omar?

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 14:38

The Taliban have confirmed that their long-time leader, Mullah Omar, is dead.
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Mullah 'death' leaves talks in doubt

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 11:18
related places: Kabul

The Taliban distance themselves from talks with the Afghan government, a day after Kabul announced the death of their leader Mullah Omar.
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Taliban leader Mullah Omar 'dead'

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 22:11

Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, Afghanistan's government and security services say.
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Taliban seize Afghan district HQ

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 10:51

Taliban fighters seize the HQ of Kohistanat district in Afghanistan's Sar-e-pul province, amid an ongoing offensive in the north, officials say.
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Many killed in Afghan wedding clash

Monday, July 27th 2015, 10:50
related places: Baghlan

At least 20 people are killed and 10 wounded in a gunfight at a wedding party in Baghlan province in northern Afghanistan, local officials say.
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Taliban captures Afghan police base

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 14:20

More than 100 police surrender to the Taliban after the militants capture their base in northern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Soldier dies from Afghanistan wounds

Friday, July 24th 2015, 17:52

A British soldier has died in hospital from wounds sustained in Afghanistan in 2012, the Ministry of Defence says.
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US Afghan strike 'kills al-Qaeda man'

Friday, July 24th 2015, 9:36
related countries: United States United States

Top al-Qaeda commander Abu Khalil al-Sudani was killed in a US air strike earlier in Afghanistan earlier this month, the US defence secretary says.
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Oman & Afghanistan make World T20

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 18:42
related countries: India India

Oman and Afghanistan grab the last two places in next year's ICC World Twenty20 tournament in India after winning qualifiers.
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VIDEO: Child soldiers fighting the Taliban

Monday, July 20th 2015, 22:32

Afghan forces are struggling to cope in Helmand as poppy growing is increasing and the Taliban is gaining ground.
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'US friendly fire' kills Afghans

Monday, July 20th 2015, 11:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

At least eight Afghan soldiers have been killed in a US air strike on an army checkpoint in Logar province south of Kabul, Afghan officials say.
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VIDEO: Helmand's drug abuse problem

Monday, July 20th 2015, 7:04

The abundance of raw opium in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan has led to a huge problem with drug abuse.
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Taliban leader endorses Afghan talks

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 14:32

In a rare statement, Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar backs peace talks with the government.
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Afghan 'hero' soldier freed from jail

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 14:55

An Afghan soldier hailed as a hero for defending parliament, but later arrested following a car crash, is freed from prison ahead of his trial, police say.
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Deadly Afghan blast near ex-CIA base

Monday, July 13th 2015, 7:06

A suicide car bomb kills at least 33 people near a military base once used by the CIA in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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IS leader in Afghanistan 'killed'

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 15:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Hafiz Saeed, the leader of Islamic State for Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been killed in a drone strike, the Afghan intelligence agency says.
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Drone 'kills senior IS commander'

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 16:26

A top Islamic State commander has been killed in a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan earlier this week, Afghan security officials say.
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Two suicide attacks hit Kabul

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 12:47
related places: Kabul

A Nato convoy and an Afghan intelligence agency office are targeted in two suicide attacks hours apart in the Afghan capital Kabul.
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VIDEO: Robot suit lets paralysed soldier walk

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 23:39

James Johnson, who was paralysed in Afghanistan, is using an exoskeleton to walk again as part of a pioneering programme.
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Afghan court spares mob killers

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 11:40
related places: Kabul

An Afghan appeals court quashes death sentences imposed on four men for their part in the mob killing of a young woman in Kabul in March.
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VIDEO: Farkhunda murder sentences quashed

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 10:59

A court in Afghanistan has quashed the death penalties of four men who were found guilty of taking part in the killing of a woman falsely accused of burning the Koran.
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Why Afghanistan's neighbours fear drugs influx

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 23:32

How Afghan fighting is fuelling the drugs trade
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Deadly attack on Nato force in Kabul

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 15:37
related places: Kabul

A Taliban suicide bomber driving a car has targeted a Nato troop convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, reportedly killing one civilian and injuring 22.
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VIDEO: 'Taliban bomb' rips through Kabul convoy

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 11:42
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber driving a car has targeted a Nato troop convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Afghan fighters 'linked to Syria IS'

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 4:18
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Afghan fighters allied with Islamic State are in contact with the group's Syrian headquarters, a senior US commander says.
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Taliban ambush 'kills 11 soldiers'

Monday, June 29th 2015, 13:30
related places: Herat

Taliban militants in Afghanistan have killed at least 11 soldiers in an ambush in western Herat province, police tell the BBC.
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DNA helps jail Afghan father for rape

Monday, June 29th 2015, 5:44

DNA helps jail Afghan father for rape
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'Hero' soldier feted in Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 17:44

President Ashraf Ghani presents a new flat to a soldier for killing the Taliban insurgents who tried to storm parliament.
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VIDEO: How Kabul attack unfolded - in 60 seconds

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 20:41
related places: Kabul

How the attack on the Afghan parliament in Kabul on Monday unfolded.
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VIDEO: Moment bomb hits Afghan parliament

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 9:31

Footage from the inside of the Afghan parliament shows the moment the car bomb was detonated and the Taliban attack began.
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Afghan parliament attackers killed

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 9:02
related places: Kabul

A co-ordinated Taliban attack on the Afghan parliament in Kabul ends with all six gunmen killed, the interior ministry says.
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Afghans counter Taliban offensive

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 17:28

Government forces in northern Afghanistan launch a counter-offensive against the Taliban after they took control of a key district.
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Roadside bomb kills Afghan family

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 16:37

At least 12 members of the same family, including women and children, are killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province.
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VIDEO: From Afghanistan to the boxing ring

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 7:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A boxer who fled to England to escape the Taliban in Afghanistan is now on the cusp of fighting for a world title.
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VIDEO: Is Iran paying Afghan mercenaries?

Friday, June 19th 2015, 5:57
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria

It is thought hundreds of unemployed men from Afghanistan, supported by the Iranian government, have taken up arms alongside President Assad's forces in Syria.
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Afghan police killed in Taliban raids

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 9:12

Taliban fighters overrun police checkpoints in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, killing at least 20 officers.
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Afghan women talk to the Taliban

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 12:58
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

An all-female Afghan delegation holds historic talks with representatives of the Taliban in the Norwegian capital, Oslo.
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Aid workers shot dead in Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 10:43
related places: Balkh

Nine Afghan employees of a Czech charity have been killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in northern Afghanistan, officials say.
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VIDEO: Afghan police defeat guesthouse gunmen

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 5:33
related places: Kabul

A battle between police and insurgents who entered a guesthouse in central Kabul has ended with the death of four attackers, the Afghan interior ministry says.
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Gunmen die in Taliban Kabul attack

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 4:21
related places: Kabul

Four militants who attacked a guesthouse in Kabul's diplomatic quarter die after a gun battle lasting at least six hours, police say.
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Taliban blast kills four in Kabul

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 14:36
related places: Kabul

The Taliban claims responsibility for an explosion in the government quarter of Afghanistan's capital Kabul that killed at least four people.
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Afghan police jailed over mob death

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 11:58
related places: Kabul

Eleven Afghan policemen are sent to prison for failing to protect a woman killed after being falsely accused of burning the Koran.
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VIDEO: How Farkhunda has changed Afghanistan

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 8:53

The legacy of Farkhunda is increasingly bitterly contested, explains the BBC's David Loyn.
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VIDEO: Soviet soldier who stayed in Afghanistan

Monday, May 18th 2015, 23:13
related places: Herat

A former Soviet soldier who was wounded and captured Afghanistan in the 1980s has a new life as a guide at Herat's Jihad Museum.
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British man killed in Kabul named

Monday, May 18th 2015, 20:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Huddersfield, Kabul

A British national killed in a car bomb attack in Kabul on Sunday is named as Michael Hampshire from Huddersfield.
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Three killed in Kabul airport bomb

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 17:08
related places: Kabul

Three people, including a Briton, have been killed in a suicide bombing near the international airport in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, officials say.
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Fourteen dead in Kabul hotel attack

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 11:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

Afghan officials say 14 people were killed, including citizens of the UK, the US and India, in an attack claimed by the Taliban on a hotel in Kabul.
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VIDEO: Afghan bus hostages released

Monday, May 11th 2015, 22:17

The Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has confirmed that 19 of 31 men kidnapped on a bus in southern Afghanistan have been released in an apparent prisoner swap.
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Kidnappers free 19 Afghan Hazaras

Monday, May 11th 2015, 14:08

Militants who kidnapped 31 Hazara people from a bus in Afghanistan free 19 of them, while negotiations continue for the release of the other 12.
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Afghan forces fight back in key city

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 14:54

The Afghan government launches a major counter-offensive against Taliban forces threatening the north-eastern provincial capital of Kunduz.
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Four to hang over Afghan mob killing

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 10:37

Four men are sentenced to death in Afghanistan over the mob killing of a woman falsely accused of burning the Koran.
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Afghan Koran lynching trial begins

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 14:03
related places: Kabul

Forty-nine Afghan men appear in a court in Kabul accused of a mob attack in which a woman was beaten to death accused of burning the Koran.
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Afghanistan landslide buries village

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 15:11

At least 52 people, mostly women and children, are killed in north-east Afghanistan after a landslide sweeps through a village cut off by winter snow.
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Farkhunda's death - 'turning point' for Afghanistan?

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 22:25

The Afghan shrine killing that could be a watershed
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VIDEO: Hostage deaths 'raise questions'

Friday, April 24th 2015, 0:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House says two hostages held by al-Qaeda in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region were killed in a US counter-terrorism operation in January.
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US admits hostages killed in raid

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 21:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: White House

The White House says a US counterterrorism operation in January killed two hostages held by al-Qaeda in the Afghan-Pakistan border region.
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New Afghan cabinet after long delay

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 12:05

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani swears in 16 new ministers - nearly completing his cabinet after seven months of delay.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan blast leaves many dead

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 15:53
related places: Jalalabad

At least 33 people have been killed and 100 injured in a suicide bomb attack in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.
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