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KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 5 police

KABUL, Afghanistan —Jan 12, 2019— At least five Afghan security forces were killed after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the southern province of Kandahar, according to a provincial official. Aziz Ahmad Azizi, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said that two other police were wounded in Saturday’s attack took place in the Spin Bolduk … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 5 police

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official says 30 villagers searching for gold in a riverbed perish in a flash flood in northeastern province

KABUL, Afghanistan  —Jan 06, 2019— Afghan official says 30 villagers searching for gold in a riverbed perish in a flash flood in northeastern province. By Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan | Death toll from attack in Afghan capital soars to 43

KABUL, Afghanistan— An Afghan official says the death toll from a Christmas Eve attack in the capital has climbed to 43. Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro says police and emergency workers were still searching for bodies in the smoldering public welfare building early Tuesday. A suicide bomber and gunmen armed with assault rifles and explosives … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Death toll from attack in Afghan capital soars to 43

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: 30 civilians die during battle with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says that at least 30 civilians have been killed, along with 16 Taliban fighters, as government forces battled the insurgents in Helmand province overnight. Attahullah Afghan, who heads the provincial council, says most of the casualties — including men, women and children — incurred in an airstrike that hit … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: 30 civilians die during battle with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban ambush police convoy, killing 20

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says that at least 20 policemen were killed when the Taliban ambushed a police convoy in western Farah province. Dadullah Qaneh, a member of the provincial council in Farah, says four policemen, including the deputy provincial police chief, were wounded in the attack on Sunday afternoon near Lash wa … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban ambush police convoy, killing 20