US envoy hopes for peace deal with Taliban in 2019: Report

Afghanistan is planning to hold a presidential election on April 20, 2019.

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Almost 30,000 Afghan troops killed since 2015: Ashraf Ghani

In the same timeframe, 58 Americans have been killed, he said.

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US peace envoy seeks to reassure Kabul it won't be blocked from talks

The US special envoy for Afghanistan is trying to reassure the US-backed government in Kabul that it will not be shut out of a peace process with the Taliban, after it complained of being side-…

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Taliban attacks in western Afghanistan kill at least 30 security forces

The Taliban have ramped up attacks in strategic provinces in their battle to expel foreign forces, topple the Western-backed government and restore their version of hardline Islamic law.

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Afghan forces suffer heavy causalities as Taliban steps up attack

About 50 security forces were killed in attacks late on Sunday by Taliban fighters on checkposts around the southwestern city of Farah and nearby districts that triggered hours of fighting,…

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Removing foreign powers is the only way to restore peace: Taliban

A delegation of Afghanistan's High Peace Council (HPC) members who also attended the meeting, in addition, said that the land-locked country would not need the help of any foreign power after…

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US soldier killed in 'apparent insider attack' in Kabul: NATO

One US soldier was killed and another wounded in an "apparent insider attack" in Kabul on Saturday, NATO said, in the latest such assault on… Read Article

Afghan forces struggle to regain ground as casualties mount: Report

The Afghan government is struggling to recover control of districts lost to Taliban insurgents while casualties among security forces have reached… Read Article

Any US military role in Afghan after peace would be conditions-based: Mattis

More than a year after President Donald Trump announced his South Asia strategy, Mattis said it is based on four Rs and one S being "sustain it".

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Seven killed in suicide attack near Kabul prison

A suicide bomber targeting a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan's biggest prison killed at least seven people on Wednesday, officials said, in the… Read Article

Afghan army helicopter crashes killing 25 on board: Officials

A Taliban spokesperson said that the aircraft crashed after militants shot it down.

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Afghanistan: Suicide blast kills three near Kabul prison

Three people died near the gate of the prison on the eastern outskirts of Kabul, and three were injured, another government official said. 

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Over 50,000 militants from 21 groups are in Afghanistan: Defence Ministry

The Islamic State terrorist group now has over 2,000 members in Afghanistan, Defence Minister, Hilaluddin Helal underlined.

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Pakistan must make sincere efforts to curb terrorism on Afghan border: US

Early this year, US President Donald Trump had suspended $300 million in security aid to Pakistan.

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Afghan polling centres plagued by problems as casualties surge

But the fact any Afghans turned out to vote was an achievement in itself, some observers noted. 

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