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NATO air strike kills eight civilians: Afghan officials

A NATO air strike killed a family of eight, including six children, in their home in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia, Afghan officials said on Sunday.

"Eight people, a man, his wife and six

Hollande defends French exit in Afghanistan


President Francois Hollande on Friday defended France's imminent exit from Afghanistan, saying 2,000 combat troops will leave in a coordinated withdrawal this year but vowing not to abandon the countr

Afghan parliament approves US strategic pact


Afghanistan's parliament on Saturday voted by an overwhelming majority to ratify a strategic partnership agreement with the United States signed earlier this month, lawmakers said.

"We voted with a m

Death toll from Afghan flood hits 50: Official

The death toll from flash floods in a northern Afghan province has hit 50 -- most of them women and children -- an official said on Saturday, a week after the disaster struck. The floods that inundate

Flash flood kills 19 in Afghanistan; many missing

Flood waters have ravaged a provincial capital in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 19 people and destroying hundreds of homes.

Sayed Faizullah Sadat, the national disaster director in Sar-e-Pul

Top Afghan peace negotiator shot dead in Kabul


A senior Afghan peace negotiator and close ally of President Hamid Karzai was shot dead on Sunday, dealing a major blow to Kabul's efforts to broker peace with Taliban insurgents.

Arsala Rahmani, a f

Top Afghan peace negotiator shot dead in Kabul: Official

A senior member of Afghanistan's High Peace Council and close adviser to President Hamid Karzai was shot dead from a passing car in Kabul on Sunday, a security official and his family said.

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Afghans to take more control from NATO: Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday announced a new transfer of security control from NATO that will see local forces take responsibility for 75 per cent of Afghanistan's population.

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Attacker in Afghan uniform kills US service member

A man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot dead a US service member in the east of the country, one of two NATO troops killed today, military officials said.

The Taliban took credit for the attack.

Flood sweeps through Afghan province

Sixteen people were killed and 20 went missing after floods ravaged Afghanistan's Takhar province, an official said.

Heavy rains and flood took place in Takhar province, 245 km north of capital Kabul

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