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Concern over intensifying Taliban attacks may hurt start of Afghan peace talks: Abdullah

24 Jun 2020

KABUL/KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Public concern over an escalation in Taliban violence has made it harder to open peace negotiations with the Islamist insurgents, the head of Kabul's negotiating team, Abdullah Abdullah, said on Wednesday.

Hundreds killed in further Taliban attacks with peace talks ahead

23 Jun 2020

KABUL/KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Increased Taliban attacks are jeopardising the peace process, the Afghan government said on Tuesday after hundreds of security force personnel were killed over the past week by the Islamist insurgents.

Taliban attack northern Afghan city as peace talks continue

31 Aug 2019

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Taliban fighters attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, setting off hours of gunbattles that raged even as U.S. negotiators were trying to seal an accord with the insurgents aimed at ending the war.

U.S. air strikes kill a dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholds

24 Mar 2019

KUNDUZ/LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan U.S. air strikes in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz killed about a dozen civilians on Saturday, local officials said, as battle intensified there and in southern Helmand province.

As NATO meets in Brussels, heavy casualties across Afghanistan

12 Jul 2018

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan A Taliban attack on an Afghan army outpost near the northern city of Kunduz has killed at least 29 soldiers, while air strikes in other parts of the country killed dozens of insurgents, officials said on Thursday.

Taliban seize another district centre as Afghan fighting continues

08 May 2018

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Taliban fighters seized a district in the northern province of Baghlan on Tuesday and kept up pressure on the central city of Ghazni as heavy fighting continued across Afghanistan following the start of the insurgents' annual spring offensive last month.

Afghans bury civilians as U.N. investigates air strike

03 Apr 2018

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Villagers in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan's Kunduz province buried dozens of dead on Tuesday, a day after an air strike they said hit a religious gathering but which the government said targeted a meeting of insurgent leaders.

Crime, casualties undermine U.S. gains on Afghan battlefield

03 Dec 2017

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Since U.S. forces began stepping up air strikes against the Taliban, Kunduz shopkeeper Najibullah no longer fears another insurgent takeover of the northern Afghan city. But he does fear robbery or kidnap by militia gangs.

Red Cross says employee kidnapped in northern Afghanistan

20 Dec 2016

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan An employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross is missing after being pulled from a vehicle in northern Afghanistan on Monday, the aid organisation said.

Angry mourners bury victims of air strike in Afghanistan

04 Nov 2016

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan Hundreds of mourners gathered on Friday to bury more than 30 civilians killed in an air strike called in to protect Afghan and U.S. forces during a raid on suspected Taliban militants outside the northern city of Kunduz.

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