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World Jul 07Afghan officials say car bomb kills 12, wounds scores
The Taliban carried out a devastating suicide car bombing in central Afghanistan Sunday that killed 12 people and wounded over 150 others, said Afghan officials.
World Jul 01Taliban bombing in Afghan capital kills at least 6, wounds dozens
At least 26 children were among the wounded, many of whom were cut by shards of glass when the bomb shattered nearby windows.
World May 08Taliban attack aid group office in Afghan capital, kills 5
The Taliban said they would continue their attacks during Ramadan, but would be "very careful of civilians during any operation."…
World May 02Afghan grand council agrees on recommendations for Taliban talks
The council overwhelmingly backed talks between Kabul and the Taliban and also called for the U.N. to remove its global terrorist designation for the Taliban.
Nation Mar 222 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan
U.S. and NATO forces provided few details on the combat deaths, saying it was still under investigation.
World Jan 22Taliban attack kills dozens at Afghan military base
A suicide bomber drove an armored Humvee packed with explosives at the base in eastern Maidan Wardak province on Monday, a severe blow to the government that already has lost control of nearly half of the country to the insurgents.
World Dec 24Dozens killed in attack on Kabul government building
A suicide bomber and extremists armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked a government building in the Afghan capital in an eight-hour-long siege that left 29 people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said. It ended when the three…
World Nov 23Explosion at Afghan army base mosque kills 27
The blast may have been set off by a suicide bomber or a remotely detonated bomb but nothing was officially confirmed and details were sketchy. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion.
World Oct 20Chaotic Afghan parliamentary polls draw to a close
Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, already three years overdue, ended as chaotically as they began with even the Independent Election Commission uncertain of how many of the estimated 21,000 polling stations closed by 4 p.m. local time, the original closing time.
World Aug 20Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack
Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for the troops after weeks of unrelenting…