Air strike kills 13 civilians, mostly children, in Afghanistan

The strike happened between late Friday and early Saturday in support of ground operations conducted by pro-government forces fighting Taliban militants in the area.

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Bill Gates urges Afghanistan and Pakistan to 'get to zero' in polio fight

In a telephone interview with Reuters, Gates was optimistic about the global plan to eradicate the paralysing viral disease but said Afghanistan's conflict and power struggles hamper progress.

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Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan: NATO

NATO's Resolute Support mission would not immediately release any details about the soldiers but said they had been killed during an unspecified 'operation' in the country.

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Air strikes kill dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholds

The air strikes killed 13 civilians, said Safiullah Amiri, a member of Kunduz provincial council. The casualties included children, said fellow council member Amruddin, who pegged the civilian…

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Four killed, 31 injured in explosion at Afghan celebration, Taliban claims responsibility

Afghanistan's multi-day celebrations to mark its traditional new year have been marred by several attacks.

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Four killed, 31 injured in explosion at Afghan celebration, governor wounded

The blasts came during a Farmers Day celebration at an outdoor stadium that was attended by nearly 1,000 people.

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As fear grows for women's rights in Afghanistan, 20-year-old wins Afghan-American star for the first time

Zahra Elham, in her 20s and from Afghanistan's Hazara ethnic minority, snatched first place from her male runner-up on Afghan Star in which hundreds of men and women have competed for 14 seasons…

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Afghan suicide bomber hits family; kills one, injures four

The explosion in the village of Chinar took place during celebrations of the new year festival, Nowruz, with media saying the family were on their way to a party.

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Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan: NATO

It gave no further details and withheld the names of the service members until next of kin were informed.

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Afghanistan: At least six killed in blasts as Kabul marks Persian New Year

In a message to AFP, the Taliban denied responsibility for the attack, which police said had been caused by three remote-controlled mines -- one placed in the washroom of a mosque, one behind a…

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Afghanistan presidential election delayed to September 28: Officials

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said the vote had faced 'numerous problems and challenges ... therefore holding the elections based on the timelines previously announced is not possible…

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Killed, orphaned, sold: Afghan war takes brutal toll on children

In a country where half the population is younger than 15, Afghanistan's 17-year war has arguably hit children the hardest. Some 927 children were killed last year, the most since records have…

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Resist, forgive, submit? Afghan youth on hopes for peace

Afghanistan's estimated 35 million people are overwhelmingly young, with nearly two-thirds of the population under the age of 25. Millions have grown up in cities swollen by refugees during the…

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Taliban captures 50 border police as fighting intensifies in western Afghanistan

About 50 Afghan border police surrendered, while the remaining 50 continued fighting in the district of Bala Murghab, Badghis provincial council chairman Abdul Aziz Bik said.

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Afghanistan summons Pakistan diplomat after Imran Khan's 'good government in Afghanistan soon' remark  

The Afghan foreign ministery told the Pakistan diplomat that Imran Khan's remarks amounted to interfering in the internal affairs of the country and demanded an explanation to it.

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