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Pakistan, Iran agree to fully support Afghan peace efforts

Pakistan and Iran have agreed to extend full support to the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned efforts for peace in Afghanistan.

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Khalilzad returns to region to jump-start Afghan peace talks

The United States is once again sending its special representative, Zalmay Khalilzad, to Pakistan and Afghanistan to advance the goal of an intra-Afghan dialogue, the State Department announced on Friday. Mr Khalilzad, who will also visit the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, is coming with an inter-agency delegation on his third trip to the region in less than two months. He will stay in the region from Nov 8 to 20 and will meet Afghan government officials and other interested parties to “advance the goal of an intra-Afghan dialogue and negotiations that include the Taliban and lead to a sustainable peace,” the State Department said.

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Afghan policeman launched attack that killed American soldier, US official says

An attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan that killed one American was carried out by a member of the Afghan national police who is now in Afghan government custody, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

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As Russia plans Afghan peace talks, Kabul questions Taliban’s motives

Just over a week ago, Afghan and US officials hoped that after 17 years of war, the Taliban was starting down a road to peace. Despite a deadly four-day attack on the city of Ghazni, President Ashraf Ghani had offered the insurgents a second cease-fire since June, and Taliban leaders had hinted that they wanted to continue private talks held with US officials in July.

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Afghan Taliban Launches Major Attack On Provincial Capital Ghazni

Taliban militants have launched an attack on the Afghan provincial capital of Ghazni and heavy fighting is under way as security forces try to repel them, officials say.

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Pompeo stops in Afghanistan to seize on momentum for Taliban peace talks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday, hoping to give new momentum to peace talks with the Taliban in the wake of a brief truce last month, just as reports swirled that the militant group was ramping up violence against American and Afghan forces.

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IS claims responsibility for Afghanistan Eid car bomb that killed 26

car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire.

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Taliban commander orders closure of opium labs in towns and cities

A Taliban commander in the Afghan province of Helmand has ordered all drug labs to be moved out of the urban areas the insurgency controls as US airstrikes targeting the facilities are killing a rising number of civilians, according to a recorded conversation obtained by the Guardian.

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Eight killed in bomb attack on cricket match in Afghanistan

Eight people have been killed and dozens more wounded by multiple explosions at a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said.

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Tehran supports Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process: Kharazi

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said Mr. Kharazi reiterated his country’s support to Afghanistan and said Tehran is prepared to support the Afghan government in all sectors.

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Taliban attack kills 5 Afghan police

An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked security positions northwest of the capital, killing at least five police.

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Official: Suicide bomber kills 1 in diplomatic area in Kabul

An Afghan official says a suicide bomber killed at least one person in an attack in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan’s capital.

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Afghanistan’s bloody week shows how U.S. policy there is failing

On Saturday, a suicide bomber packed a fake ambulance with explosives, drove to a hospital in central Kabul and set off an explosion that rocked the Afghan capital. At least 103 people were killed and 235 wounded. The attack, claimed by the Taliban, was one of the deadliest in the country’s history.

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۷۵ Afghan women graduate from army training in Turkey

A total of 75 female Afghan officers successfully completed Friday a military training in Turkey.

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Replace Kalashnikovs with US arms, Kabul asked

Russia has queried Washington’s call for Kabul to purchase US-manufactured weapons and replace 50,000 Kalashnikov rifles being used by Afghan security forces.

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Casualties feared as TV station in Afghan capital comes under attack

A private television station in the Afghan capital came under attack on Tuesday by a number of gunmen who broke into the building after an explosion, officials said.

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