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Officials: Attack targets Afghan reporter's family, kills 3

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Three family members of an assassinated journalist in western Afghanistan have been killed by gunmen, local officials said Friday, amid a rising wave of attacks targeting jou...

Officials: Engine explosion, fire kill 10 Afghan civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A minivan carrying civilians caught fire Wednesday after its engine exploded in southern Afghanistan killing 10 family members, including three children, an official said. ...

Firefighters battle Afghan-Iran border blaze for a 2nd day

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Firefighters struggled for a second day Sunday to battle a massive fire that began when a fuel tanker exploded at a major crossing in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on ...

Officials: Explosions in Kabul kill 2, wound 5

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A chain of bomb explosions targeting Kabul police on Wednesday killed a district police chief and his bodyguard, and also wounded five people, officials said. ...

Afghan officials: Separate blasts in Kabul kill 3, wound 4

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two separate explosions rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least three people including members of the minority Sikh community and wounding four other...

UN: High torture of detainees in Afghanistan continues

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Nearly a third of all detainees held in Afghan detention centers say they have suffered some form of torture or ill-treatment, a new U.N. report said Wednesday. ...

Afghan negotiating team warns Taliban it must resume talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A member of the Afghan government's peace negotiating team Sunday warned the Taliban that if they don't resume peace talks in Qatar soon, the government could recall the team...

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks, violence kills dozens

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A wave of Taliban attacks and violence has killed dozens across Afghanistan, even as talks are underway between the government and the insurgents in Qatar, officials said Tue...

Official: Gunmen kill two women judges in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen fired on a car in northern Kabul on Sunday, killing two women judges who worked for Afghanistan's high court and wounding the driver, a court official said. It was the...

Official: 2 insider attackers kill 12 Afghan militiamen

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least two members of an Afghan militia opened fire on their fellow militiamen in the western Herat province, killing 12, in what provincial police on Saturday described as...

Gunmen kill prominent journalist in western Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan journalist and human rights activist was shot and killed on Friday by unidentified gunmen in western Afghanistan, the fifth journalist to be killed in the war-ravag...

Report: Afghans losing hope for peace process amid violence

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Optimism among Afghans regarding the country's peace process has decreased significantly in the past few months amid a spike in violence, according to a survey released Frida...

US-based group: Dramatic increase in Afghan gov't airstrikes

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S.-based institute warned on Tuesday that there has been a dramatic increase in airstrikes conducted by Afghan government forces from July to September this year, attacks...

Afghan gov't airstrikes kill 2 children, officials say

DE-HAJI, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan government helicopters killed two children, ages 10 and 12, and left at least two children wounded and two others missing after bombarding a village in the eastern G...

Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials said Sunday at least 34 people were killed in two separate suicide bombings that targeted a military base and a provincial chief. In easte...