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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.
At least 26 children were among the wounded, many of whom were cut by shards of glass when the bomb shattered nearby windows.
The Taliban said they would continue their attacks during Ramadan, but would be "very careful of civilians during any operation."…
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.
U.S. and NATO forces provided few details on the combat deaths, saying it was still under investigation.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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