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India

Ahmad Sultan

19 Apr 2017

U.S. troops still battling Islamic State near site of Afghan bomb strike

KABUL/ABDUL KHIL, Afghanistan U.S. troops are still battling suspected Islamic State fighters near the site where a massive bomb was dropped in eastern Afghanistan last week, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday.

15 Apr 2017

Afghans react to huge U.S. bomb with shock, awe and mixed feelings

ACHIN, Afghanistan Qari Mehrajuddin first saw "lightning like a thunder storm" followed by the roar of an explosion, an all-to-familiar sound for residents in Afghanistan's war-torn Nangarhar province.

15 Apr 2017

Afghans react to huge U.S. bomb with shock, awe and mixed feelings

ACHIN, Afghanistan Qari Mehrajuddin first saw "lightning like a thunder storm" followed by the roar of an explosion, an all-to-familiar sound for residents in Afghanistan's war-torn Nangarhar province.

14 Apr 2017

'Right time' to use huge bomb in Afghanistan - U.S. general

ACHIN, Afghanistan/KABUL The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said on Friday that the decision to deploy one of the largest conventional bombs ever used in combat was purely tactical, and made as part of the campaign against Islamic State-linked fighters. | Video

20 Mar 2017

Pakistan PM orders border re-opening amid tense Afghanistan ties

ISLAMABAD/TORKHAM, Afghanistan Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered the two main border crossings to Afghanistan to be re-opened on Monday, after their closure last month following a series of attacks that Islamabad blamed on militants operating from across the frontier.

14 Nov 2016

Jihadists say Trump victory a rallying call for new recruits

KABUL/CAIRO From Afghanistan to Algeria, jihadists plan to use Donald Trump's shock U.S. presidential victory as a propaganda tool to bring new fighters to their battlefields.

02 Jul 2016

Bystanders killed, injured in attack on commander in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL At least two people were killed and 17 injured on Saturday when a suicide bomber attacked a local commander in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

18 Jun 2016

Disputed Afghan-Pakistan border reopens after fighting

NANGARHAR, Afghanistan The main crossing along Afghanistan's disputed border with Pakistan reopened on Saturday after nearly a week of deadly clashes between the two countries' security forces, officials said.

13 Jun 2016

Pakistan, Afghan soldiers clash at Khyber Pass border - officials

TORKHAM, Pakistan Pakistani and Afghan soldiers clashed overnight at the main border crossing at the end of the Khyber Pass, officials said on Monday, with at least one killed and several wounded, further straining relations between the militancy-plagued neighbours.

19 Aug 2014

Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces near Kabul: officials

LOGAR Afghanistan As many as 700 heavily armed Taliban insurgents are battling Afghan security forces in Logar, a key province near the capital Kabul, local officials said on Tuesday, in a test of the Afghan military's strength as foreign forces pull out of the country.

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