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20 Oct 2017 | 10:39 PM

Suicide bombers attack two Afghan mosques, at least 72 dead

KABUL (Reuters) - Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said.

19 Oct 2017 | 6:47 PM

Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base - officials

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants saying they had killed 60.

11 Oct 2017 | 6:38 PM

Afghanistan election plans face political, technical test

KABUL (Reuters) - Less than a year before Afghanistan is due to hold much-delayed parliamentary elections, technical problems and political wrangling are hampering a project seen as vital to ensuring the country's long-term stability.

16 Sep 2017 | 12:24 AM

Afghan cricket fans defy bombers as T20 league takes off

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attack outside Kabul's main cricket stadium this week may have underlined the daily security risks facing Afghanistan but the country's premier T20 tournament is carrying on and the enthusiasm of spectators appears undiminished.

17 Aug 2017 | 11:28 AM

Ticket to rot for fruit stranded without flights in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan's plans to fly shipments from southern fruit growers to India have gone awry, leaving tons of grapes and melons to rot as officials scramble to add flights, while trading blame for the delays.

6 Aug 2017 | 9:38 PM

Kabul "Green Zone" tightened after attacks in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan authorities are tightening security in the central area of Kabul housing foreign embassies and government offices after a string of suicide attacks that have caused hundreds of casualties and hit confidence in the Western-backed government.

2 Aug 2017 | 4:22 PM

Embassy attack fuels fears ISIS bringing Iraq war to Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - An attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul has reinforced fears that Islamic State militants are seeking to bring the group's Middle East conflict to Afghanistan, though evidence of fighters relocating from Iraq and Syria remains elusive.

24 Jul 2017 | 3:44 PM

Taliban suicide car bomber kills dozens in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing up to 35 people and wounding more than 40, government officials said, in one of the worst attacks in the Afghan capital in recent weeks.

11 Jul 2017 | 10:45 PM

Wounded Afghan soldiers set for Invictus Games debut

KABUL (Reuters) - In a sprawling military base on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul, Mohammad Esa, who lost both legs to a roadside bomb, is getting ready to compete in the Invictus Games in Canada later this year.

11 May 2017 | 7:37 PM

Afghan forces face challenge of absorbing former insurgents

KABUL (Reuters) - Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Hizb-i-Islami party is preparing to place thousands of fighters in Afghanistan's security forces, in one of the most complex parts of last year's peace deal between the Western-backed government and the former insurgent warlord.