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Taliban captures district near Afghan capital

Nerkh, a district some 30 km  from Afghan capital Kabul, fell to the Taliban this week, TOLOnews reported

Taliban has no reason to continue jihad in Afghanistan: UK top general

The Taliban has no justification for their jihad in Afghanistan now that foreign forces are leaving the country, said top UK commander General Sir Nicholas Carter

Taliban, Afghan government announce three-day ceasefire on Eid

The Taliban, the main Afghan insurgent group that once again aspires to run the war-ravaged country on its conservative terms, has announced a three-day ceasefire on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramazan for Muslims, reported TOLOnews

Death toll near 70 in Kabul school attack; Ghani declares one-day national mourning

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has declared a one-day national mourning on Tuesday for the victims of the Kabul girls’ school attack which killed at least 68 people, mostly girls aged between 12-15 years

Around 60 killed in Kabul as bomb targets girls’ school

At least 58 people, mostly children aged between 11 to 15 years, have been killed and many wounded when a car bomb went off on Saturday evening near a school in Kabul, reported TOLOnews

EU, US condemn bombing of girls' school in Kabul killed 53

The European Union and the United States have condemned the gruesome bombing of a girls’ school in the Afghan capital Kabul, which killed at least 53 people and wounded 151 others

40 killed in Kabul as bomb targets girls’ school

At least 40 people, mostly children aged between 11 to 15 years, have been killed and 50 wounded when a car bomb went off on Saturday evening near a school in Kabul, reported TOLOnews

Slain Afghanistan journalist laid to rest

Nemat Rawan, former TOLO news anchor and a media official at the Ministry of Finance, who was killed by gunmen in Afghanistan's  Kandahar on Thursday has been laid to rest, media reports said

Taliban to stop hostilities in Afghanistan for three days after Ramadan

The Taliban Islamist movement will cease hostilities in Afghanistan for three days after Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of the Ramadan holy month, a source close to the group told Sputnik

Taliban threatens media outlets in Pakistan over government collusion

The Taliban terror group has warnedAfghan media outlets to halt what they called their one-sided publications and broadcasting

Taliban takes control of key dam in Afghanistan

The Taliban, the Afghan insurgent group, has taken control of the Dahla dam- the second biggest dam in Afghanistan- in the southern province of Kandahar where intense fightings have been raging for months

Former TV presenter gunned down in Afghanistan

A former TV presenter in an Afghan news channel was on Thursday gunned down in the southern province of Kandahar, thus adding one more name to the long list of assassinated people, associated with the country’s media industry

'Taliban's return to power may undo women's advancement in Afghanistan'

A US intelligence has warned in its classified report that in case Taliban forces return to power in Afghanistan then it would risk undoing the gains made in women's rights since the group's ousting nearly two decades ago

Taliban attacks provincial centers; thousands displaced in Helmand

Helmand, a southern province in Afghanistan, has been witnessing heavy clashes between the Taliban and the Afghan security forces as the former pushed forward to capture the strategically important Lashkargah City, the provincial capital of Helmand, reported TOLOnews

Bomb targets bus carrying health workers in Afghanistan, 1 dead

At least one person was killed and three were injured as a blast targeted a bus carrying health workers in Afghanistan's  Kalakan district on Wednesday, media reports said

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