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Flood kills 25 Afghans at wedding party

At least 25 people were killed while attending a wedding party in an Afghan village as flood washed away several houses, a government official said. Locals believe over 100 people are still missing.

Afghan woman sets sights on presidency in a man’s land


Leading Afghan women's rights champion, author, lawmaker and presidential hopeful Fawzia Koofi has a revealing anecdote about life as a woman in a man's land.

36 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

As many as 36 Taliban militants have been killed, three injured and 28 captured by Afghan police backed by NATO-led troops, the interior ministry said on Saturday.

It said eight joint operations were

Taliban hit Kabul as Obama visits, 7 die

Taliban bombers attacked a heavily fortified guesthouse used by Westerners in Kabul on Wednesday and announced the start of their annual “spring offensive”, defying calls from visiting US President Barack Obama about ending the war.

Obama in surprise Afghanistan trip


US President Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan late on Tuesday on a surprise visit a year after American elite Navy SEALs killed Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in a raid deep inside Pakistan.


Tweeters peck at secrecy over Obama's Afghan trip


The wall of secrecy around US President Barack Obama's visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday cracked slightly under continual chatter on Twitter in a country obsessed by the instant communication site.


Explosions rock Kabul, US embassy sounds alarm

Two explosions, including a suicide car bomb targeting foreign guest houses, rocked Kabul on Wednesday after US President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit on the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's dea

Eight killed in Kabul attack after Obama visit


Eight people were killed and 17 injured in suicide bombings and a gunbattle in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, hours after US President Barack Obama's Kabul visit that came exactly a year after al- Q

Kabul fighting over, all attackers killed


All Taliban attackers have been killed and the fighting inside a residential compound used by foreign staff of international organizations here is over, authorities said.

"Afghan Security Forces led

Afghan forces seize 10 tonnes of explosives


Afghan security forces have detained five insurgents who planned to use ten tonnes of explosives to inflict ‘large scale bloodshed’ in crowded areas of the capital Kabul, an official said Saturday.


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