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Truck bomb in eastern Afghan city kills five, Taliban claim responsibility

14 May 2020

JALALABAD/KABUL A truck packed with explosives blew up near a court in the eastern Afghan city of Gardez on Thursday, killing at least five people in an attack claimed by Taliban insurgents.

Newborns among 16 dead in Kabul hospital attack; 24 killed in funeral bombing

13 May 2020

KABUL/JALALABAD Gunmen disguised as police attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing 16 people including two newborn babies from a maternity clinic run by the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders. | Video

Taliban resumes attacks on Afghan forces, five policemen die

03 Mar 2020

NANGARHAR/KABUL Five Afghan policemen died in a Taliban attack on a security checkpoint near a copper mine on Tuesday, officials in the region said, a day after the insurgents decided to resume operations against local forces.

American, Afghan soldiers killed in shootout in Afghanistan - NY Times

09 Feb 2020

KABUL U.S. and Afghan forces came under attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said in Kabul, as they launched investigations into what the New York Times described as a deadly shootout between Afghan and American soldiers during a joint exercise.

Gunmen kill head of Japan aid agency, 5 others in Afghanistan

04 Dec 2019

KABUL/NANGARHAR, Afghanistan Gunmen killed six people, including the head of a Japanese aid agency, on Wednesday in an attack on their vehicle in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, officials said. | Video

Afghanistan's president claims victory over Islamic State

19 Nov 2019

JALALABAD, Afghanistan Security forces have "obliterated" Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday, hours after a prisoner swap with Taliban insurgents raised hopes of a lull in violence in the country.

Blasts collapse roof at Afghan mosque, killing at least 62 at Friday prayers

18 Oct 2019

KABUL Multiple explosions at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan collapsed the roof on worshippers during Friday prayers, killing at least 62 and wounding more than 100, officials said. | Video

IS fighters hid among Afghan pine nut harvesters during U.S. drone strike: U.S. official

20 Sep 2019

JALALABAD/KABUL A senior U.S. defence official in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Friday said Islamic State fighters were hiding among pine nut harvesters when a U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 32 people.

Letter detailing civilian presence failed to prevent deadly Afghan drone strike

20 Sep 2019

JALALABAD, Afghanistan/KABUL Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about their plans to recruit 200 labourers and children to pluck the dry fruit.

U.S. drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

20 Sep 2019

JALALABAD, Afghanistan A U.S. drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day's labour in the fields, officials said on Thursday. | Video

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