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Suicide bomber kills 9 in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber walked up to an Afghan police vehicle in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, and detonated an explosive device that killed three police and...

Senior government official says Afghan talks in jeopardy

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior government official says Afghan-to-Afghan peace talks are in jeopardy. The talks scheduled for Friday between Afghan and Taliban officials at the s...

Afghan official: Taliban killed 33 troops, police in Helmand

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a devastating Taliban attack over the weekend on an army outpost in southern Helmand province killed 26 soldiers and seven policemen — casualties the ...

Afghan official: 3 explosions target Shiite shrine in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says three explosions have struck near a Shiite shrine and cemetery in western Kabul as people gathered there to mark the holiday of Nowruz, the Persian Ne...

Blasts in Kabul hit near ceremony attended by top officials

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say several explosions have struck outside a ceremony in Kabul attended by the country's chief executive and the former president, both of whom were unharmed...

Taliban bring top leader into talks with US

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A co-founder of the Taliban who was released from prison in Pakistan in October has been appointed head of the group's political office in Qatar as it holds negotiations with...

Afghan officials say Italian adviser survives rogue attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say an Italian military adviser escaped unhurt after a rogue border policeman opened fire on his armored vehicle in western Afghanistan's Herat province, not...

Taliban attack kills Afghan officials, US general unhurt

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan was reeling Friday, a day after an audacious assassination claimed by the Taliban that killed two senior officials in Kandahar province while the top U.S. command...

Afghanistan revises death toll from suicide bombing to 34

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan authorities have revised the death toll from the previous day's horrific suicide bombing in a Shite area of Kabul to 34 killed, not 48. Health Mi...

Afghan official: US drone kills Pakistan Taliban chief

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan Defense Ministry official says a U.S. drone strike in northeastern Kunar province has killed Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah. Defense Mini...

Islamabad still mulling Kabul's offer of talks, overtures

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is still mulling Afghanistan's recent overtures, including an invitation that Pakistani prime minister visit Kabul. Analysts widely see the offer as a good ...

Afghan baby named Donald Trump proves divisive

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When Asadullah Poya's wife gave birth to their third child in a tiny village in rural Afghanistan, he immediately thought of Donald Trump. He had just read ...

IS attack on military academy in Afghan capital kills 11

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Islamic State militants attacked Afghan soldiers guarding a military academy in the capital on Monday, killing at least 11 troops and wounding 16. The attac...

Afghan official: Suicide bombing at Kabul mosque kills 30

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in western Kabul has killed at least 30 people and wounded 45. Maj. Gen....

Afghan police: Car bombing targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say a car bombing has targeted the Iraqi Embassy in central Kabul, followed by gunfire, and that the attack is still underway. There were no immediate reports o...