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Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers in first major attack since ceasefire

Afghan Taliban militants rode a motorbike as they took to the streets to celebrate a ceasefire on the second day of Eid Credit: NOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images KABUL: Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, ...

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At least 20 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack during ceasefire

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of Afghan Taliban, security forces, and civilians celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country on Saturday, killing at least 20 people, officials said. The attack came as President Ashraf Ghani announced an extension of the government’s week-long ceasefire with ...

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Afghanistan thrashed by India within two days

BCCI MUMBAI: Afghanistan’s fairy tale entry into Test cricket ended in a bruising defeat inside two days by world number one team India on Friday. India bowled Afghanistan twice in less than a day as they completed a crushing innings and 262 runs win over the outclassed debutants. Cricket has ...

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Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah ‘killed in drone attack’

EPA KABUL: The leader of Pakistan’s Taliban armed group has been killed in neighbouring Afghanistan’s Kunar province, the Afghan defence ministry said on Friday. “I confirm that Mullah Fazlullah, leader of the Pakistani Taliban, has been killed in an joint air operation [with the US] in the border area of ...

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‘Ruthless’ India will not take Afghans lightly: Rahane

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BANGALORE: Top-ranked India will be “ruthless” and not take Afghanistan lightly when they make their Test debut in Bangalore, skipper Ajinkya Rahane said. It will be a historic moment for Asghar Stanikzai’s team when they step out on Thursday for their maiden five-day outing against the world’s number one Test ...

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A Test of nerves for Afghanistan in debut against India

BANGALORE: Shaken by the horrors of war, Afghanistan will take a mighty step in cricket history when captain Asghar Stanikzai leads his team out for their first ever Test match against India on Thursday. Conflict has scarred virtually every member of the team and they are impoverished compared with their ...

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Spate of deadly attacks hit Afghanistan amid Eid ceasefire

KABUL: Afghanistan has seen a spate of deadly attacks, including an attempt to storm the education department in the eastern city of Jalalabad in which at least 10 civilians have been wounded. Three attackers were shot dead by security forces as they tried to enter the building, Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for ...

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US seeks Pakistan’s cooperation for peace process in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The United States has called for cooperation from Pakistan to facilitate peace talks and assistance in the peace process in Afghanistan. This was stated by the Deputy Assistant to the US president and Senior Director for South and Central Asia at the National Security Council, Lisa Curtis in her ...

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Afghan captain hopes to win first Test for nation

GREATER NOIDA: Afghanistan’s cricketers hope to lift a nation pounded by decades of conflict when they proudly take their place as only the 12th Test nation next month. The match from June 14 against India in Bangalore will cap one of the great sporting fairy tales after players from the war-torn ...

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Afghan president announces temporary ceasefire with Taliban

KABUL: Afghanistan announced on Thursday a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban for the Eid holiday, though operations against other groups including the militant group Islamic State (IS), will continue. The ceasefire will last “from the 27th of Ramazan until the fifth day of Eidul Fitr,” Afghan President Ashraf Ghani tweeted ...

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