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Afghan hospital strike 'a mistake'

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 7:04
related countries: United States United States

The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan says an air strike on a hospital in the city of Kunduz that killed 22 people was a mistake.
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Afghans 'called in' clinic strike - US

Monday, October 5th 2015, 16:11
related countries: United States United States

Afghan forces called in the air strike that hit a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in Kunduz, killing 22 people, a US general says.
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MSF 'disgust' at Afghan hospital claims

Monday, October 5th 2015, 13:45

The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says it is "disgusted" by Afghan government justifications for Saturday's attack on its hospital in Kunduz.
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VIDEO: Kunduz bombing survivors speak to BBC

Monday, October 5th 2015, 6:44

Some of those injured in the bombing of a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, speak to the BBC about their ordeal.
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MSF demands Afghan hospital inquiry

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 16:00
related countries: United States United States

The medical charity MSF urges an independent inquiry into air strikes - thought to have been carried out by US aircraft - that hit its hospital in northern Afghanistan.
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US investigates Afghan hospital bombing

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 3:42
related countries: United States United States

President Obama promises a "full investigation" after suspected US air strikes on an MSF-run hospital kill at least 19 people in northern Afghanistan.
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UN denounces Afghan hospital bombing

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 1:12

Air strikes on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz that killed 19 people were "tragic, inexcusable and possibly even criminal", the UN says.
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VIDEO: UN denounces Kunduz hospital bombing

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 21:54
related countries: United States United States

The UN says the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz, in northern Afghanistan, was "tragic, inexcusable and possibly even criminal".
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MSF condemns Afghan hospital bombing

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

Medical charity MSF condemns "in the strongest terms" air strikes on its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, as the death toll rises to 19.
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Air strike kills Afghan medical staff

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 7:59

An air strike hits a clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz, killing at least three medical staff, as Nato admits US forces may have been involved.
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Inzamam named Afghanistan coach

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 17:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Afghanistan appoint former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq as temporary coach for their tour of Zimbabwe.
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Fears for Afghans trapped in Kunduz

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 16:09

Rights groups have expressed concern for civilians trapped in the Afghan city of Kunduz, as the government accuses the Taliban of crimes against humanity.
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VIDEO: Kunduz witness: 'No Afghan troops here'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 15:09

Rights groups have expressed concern for the large numbers of civilians trapped in the Afghan city of Kunduz, amid fierce fighting between the Taliban and government troops.
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Fierce clashes for control of Kunduz

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 7:26

Explosions and gunfire have been reported in Kunduz as Afghan government forces try to drive out Taliban fighters who seized the northern city earlier this week.
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VIDEO: Battle for Kunduz 'not yet won'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 6:54

Fighting is continuing between Afghan forces and the Taliban in parts of Afghanistan's northern city of Kunduz, despite government claims that it had regained control of the city.
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Eleven dead in Afghan Hercules crash

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 3:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jalalabad

At least 11 people die, including six US troops, after a US C-130 Hercules aircraft crashes at an airport in Afghanistan, the US military confirms.
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Afghan forces claim Kunduz control

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 9:13

Afghan officials say they have regained control of key areas of the northern city of Kunduz, several days after it was seized by the Taliban.
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Taliban tighten grip on key Afghan city

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 21:52

Taliban fighters seize a military hilltop site in Kunduz, defying efforts by Afghan and Nato forces to retake the northern city.
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VIDEO: Kunduz capture shows Taliban strength

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 21:58
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon says the capture by the Taliban of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz is a setback, but the US is confident it can be retaken by Afghan security forces.
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Afghan forces fight to retake key city

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 20:57

Afghan forces battle to retake the strategic city of Kunduz, which was overrun by the Taliban in their biggest military victory since 2001.
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VIDEO: Prisoners filmed fleeing Afghan jail

Monday, September 28th 2015, 21:41

The Taliban have overrun the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, taking control of most areas and freeing hundreds of prisoners from its jail.
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Taliban overrun key Afghan city

Monday, September 28th 2015, 19:24

The Taliban overrun the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, taking control of most areas and freeing hundreds of jailed prisoners.
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Militants attack Afghan sports match

Monday, September 28th 2015, 2:24

At least nine people die in an attack on a sports match in Paktika, as fighters allied to Islamic State attack checkpoints across Nangarhar.
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Nato denies Afghan abuse cover-up

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 15:44
related countries: United States United States

The senior Nato commander in Afghanistan denies reports that US troops were ordered to overlook the abuse of young boys by police and militias.
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Afghan Taliban 'open to peace talks'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 12:17
related countries: United States United States

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour suggests he is open to peace talks with the government if a security deal with the US is scrapped.
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VIDEO: Why Afghans are leaving the country

Monday, September 21st 2015, 17:10
related places: Kabul

Afghans, the second biggest group of migrants into Europe after Syrians, tell the BBC's Harun Najafizada in Kabul, why they want to leave their country.
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Detainee dies in Australian hospital

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 23:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Afghan asylum seeker has died in hospital after setting himself on fire at a detention centre in Western Australia.
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Taliban 'resolve splits' over leader

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 15:55

A dispute that threatened to split the Afghan Taliban is resolved after relatives of late leader Mullah Omar back his successor, the group says.
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Aqeela Asifi: A life of teaching Afghan refugee girls

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 23:47

The Afghan woman who set out to educate refugee girls
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Afghan boy's lonely start in Germany

Monday, September 14th 2015, 23:13
related countries: Germany Germany

What happens to a migrant child arriving with no family?
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Afghan Taliban storm Ghazni prison

Monday, September 14th 2015, 11:18
related places: Ghazni

Taliban militants storm a jail in Ghazni, central Afghanistan, killing at least four police officers and freeing more than 350 prisoners.
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VIDEO: Abdullah denies government infighting

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 15:57

Abdullah Abdullah, the chief executive officer in Afghanistan's unity government, has denied that fighting between himself and President Ashraf Ghani is hampering progress.
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VIDEO: Hamid Karzai: 'I'm not a coup maker'

Friday, September 11th 2015, 22:45

The former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai says he wouldn't consider a coup against the country's new government.
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Afghan schoolgirls 'poisoning' probed

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 12:33
related places: Herat

Police in Afghanistan investigate the suspected poisoning of about 600 schoolgirls in Herat province by toxic gas.
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Pakistani drone 'kills three militants'

Monday, September 7th 2015, 12:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's military says it has deployed a locally-made drone for the first time, killing three militants near the Afghan border.
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VIDEO: The Afghans desperately seeking asylum

Friday, September 4th 2015, 17:15

One of the largest groups of refugees trying to get to Europe is from Afghanistan, which remains in the grip of a conflict which has driven people to flee for many years.
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Taliban admit Mullah Omar death silence

Monday, August 31st 2015, 12:45

The Afghan Taliban say they covered up the death of their former leader Mullah Omar for more than two years, apparently for strategic reasons.
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Kabul families struggle to smile amid rising violence

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 23:12
related places: Kabul

Kabul family life on hold amid violence
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Migrant truck deaths accused in court

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 15:02
related countries: Austria Austria, Hungary Hungary

Three Bulgarians and an Afghan appear in court in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in the back of a lorry in Austria.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan 'struggling' with Taliban

Friday, August 28th 2015, 8:18

The acting Afghan defence minister Masoom Stanekzai, told the BBC that the country's security forces now face challenges after the withdrawal of Nato last December.
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Taliban capture key Helmand district

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 12:38
related countries: United States United States

Taliban fighters seize control of a strategically-important district headquarters in Afghanistan's Helmand province despite American air strikes.
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VIDEO: Afghans clinging to a 'normal life'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 7:05

Shaimaa Khalil meets Afghans trying to lead "a normal life" in Afghanistan where a series of attacks this month has left dozens of people dead.
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Nato soldiers dead in Afghan attack

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 6:39

Two people in Afghan military uniforms open fire on a vehicle killing two Nato soldiers at a military base in southern Afghanistan, alliance officials say.
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VIDEO: Grandmother 'wheeled to Hungary'

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 12:13
related countries: Hungary Hungary

A refugee in Hungary has told the BBC how he pushed his grandmother in a wheelchair all the way from Afghanistan.
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Afghan gas blasts 'kill 10 children'

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 7:20
related places: Herat

A series of explosions at a gas terminal in the western Afghan city of Herat kills 10 children and an adult, a hospital official says.
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Deadly blast hits Afghan capital

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 17:23
related places: Kabul

An explosion rocks the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, police say, with at least 12 people killed and 60 injured.
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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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