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Around 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base: Local official

Around 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base: Local official

GHAZNI: Around 65 people were killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on an Afghan intelligence base, a local official said on Tuesday, raising the toll substantially from 12 announced previously. “We took about 65 bodies out of the rubble yesterday,” Mohammad Sardar Bakhyari, deputy head of the provincial council in Wardak […]

Taliban appoint co-founder as top negotiator for talks with US

Taliban appoint co-founder as top negotiator for talks with US

KABUL: The have appointed a co-founder of the movement as the new head of their political office in Doha, where talks have been held since Monday with US officials seeking to end 17 years of conflict in . “The esteemed Mullah has been appointed … chief of the political office,” […]

US-Taliban talks: As hopes rise of a deal, what comes next?

US-Taliban talks: As hopes rise of a deal, what comes next?

KABUL: More than 17 years after the US invasion of , Washington and the appear closer than ever to some sort of agreement that could bring the insurgents to the table for peace talks. However with the withdrawal of US troops seen as part of the deal, fears are rising […]

Attack on Afghanistan intel base shows Taliban strength at outset of talks

Attack on Afghanistan intel base shows Taliban strength at outset of talks

KABUL: With one of the deadliest attacks of ‘s 17-year insurgency just hours before a new round of peace talks, the rammed home its message that it intends to agree any settlement from a position of strength on the battlefield. The attack, carried out with a captured military Humvee packed […]

Blast near high-security compound in Kabul kills 4

Blast near high-security compound in Kabul kills 4

KABUL: At least four people were killed and more than 50 wounded when a bomb-laden car blew up near a highsecurity compound in the Afghan capital on Monday, officials said. An Afghan government security official said the blast occurred on Road in eastern Kabul near the Green Village compound, home […]