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12 insurgents killed, 20 arrested in Afghanistan

Up to 12 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 20 detained in military operations in nine Afghan provinces within the past 24 hours, the country's Interior Ministry said on Wednesday morning.


NATO: 6 service members killed in Afghanistan

A bomb in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed six NATO service members, on a day where a total of 29 people died from roadside bombs and insurgent attacks.

NATO said the blast was caused by an impro

Taliban publicly execute woman near Kabul: Officials


A man Afghan officials say is a member of the Taliban shot dead a woman accused of adultery in front of a crowd near Kabul, a video obtained by Reuters showed, a sign that the austere Islamist group d

US designates Afghanistan as major ally: Clinton


The United States has designated Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally, giving the war-torn country special privileges as the US prepares to pull its troops out in 2014, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Man in Afghan police uniform kills three NATO personnel

A man in an Afghan police uniform has gunned down three NATO personnel in the war-torn country's troubled south, the coalition said on Sunday, the latest so-called "green on blue" attack.

The deaths

Seven Pakistani soldiers ‘beheaded’ by Taliban militants

Seven Pakistani soldiers have been beheaded by Taliban militants close to the Afghan border, according to a report.

The soldiers were on patrol in the north-western district of Upper Dir.


Suicide attacks at Afghan hotel; hostages taken


Militants armed with rockets and automatic weapons have launched a suicide attack on a hotel at a popular Kabul beauty spot with reports on Friday that insurgents were holding numerous hostages.


Taliban storm lakeside hotel in Kabul


Taliban militants armed with guns and rockets attacked a lakeside hotel near Kabul overnight, seizing dozens of hostages including women and children and killing at least eight people.

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Three men in Afghan police uniforms kill NATO soldier


Three men in Afghan police uniforms killed a soldier with the US-led NATO coalition on Monday, the coalition said, in the latest so-called 'green-on-blue' attack.

The three attackers fled after the k

India praised by Taliban for ‘resisting’ U.S.

In an unusual comment, the Afghan Taliban praised India as a “significant country” and said it had done well to resist American calls for greater military involv-ement in Afghanistan.

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