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Hekmatyar's Afghan militants deny joining Islamic State

An influential Afghan militant faction on Monday denied reports that it had shifted loyalty to Islamic State`s budding movement in the region.

51 militants killed in clashes across Afghanistan

At least 51 Taliban militants have been killed in fresh military operations across Afghanistan since Saturday, the country's interior ministry said Sunday.

Hamid Karzai in secret contacts with Taliban: Report

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been engaged in secret contacts with the Taliban about reaching a peace agreement without the involvement of American and Western allies, according to a media report.

Two killed in motorbike bomb explosion in Afghanistan

Two people were killed and six others injured when a motorbike bomb went off in Spinboldak in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar Tuesday, police said.

10 Afghan militants killed in separate incidents

Ten militants were killed in two separate incidents in Afghanistan overnight, sources said Thursday.

Gunmen kill provincial Afghan election chief: Officials

Assassins on a motorbike gunned down a senior election official in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, raising fears that the presidential vote due in April will trigger a surge in violence.

Top Afghan policewoman dies after gun attack

The top female police officer in Afghanistan`s restive south died on Monday, officials said, a day after she was shot by gunmen in an attack that followed the recent killing of her predecessor.

16 militants killed in Afghanistan

Sixteen militants were killed in Aghanistan`s Helmand province Saturday night in an air strike on a Taliban hideout, authorities said Sunday.

Afghan police kill 24 militants

Afghan police, supported by army and the NATO-led coalition forces, killed two dozen militants and detained 13 others in the last 24 hours, the interior ministry said Monday.

Brother of Afghan national security adviser shot dead

Gunmen assassinated a brother of Afghanistan`s national security adviser Rangin Dadfar Spanta outside a public bathhouse in the family`s relatively peaceful home province today, police said.

Afghan militants freed by government

Some 250 prisoners formerly held by the US have been released by Afghan authorities in hopes that this will lead to reconciliation in the 11-year conflict.

Pak security personnel kill 12 Afghan-based militants

The Pakistani military has said that Taliban elements based in Afghanistan were responsible for recent attacks.

Pak Army kills 30 Afghan militants in border raid

The raid by a group of more than 200 Afghans could further damage the relationship between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Afghan militants release 24 abducted workers

Suspected Taliban militants who had abducted 28 landmine workers, set free 24 of them.

Raj: Court verdict on Afghan militants on July 11

Seven Afghan nationals are facing trial on the charge of intruding into India with explosives and arms.

10 militants killed in Afghan clash

Ten Taliban fighters, including two Pakistanis, and a police commander were killed in a gun battle in southwest Afghanistan, an official said.

Troops kill 19 militants in Afghanistan

Afghan and NATO-led troops killed 19 militants in separate overnight operations in Afghanistan`s eastern Paktika province.

`Pak govt reluctant to initiate war with Afghan militants`

Suspicious of deepening ties between India and the US, Pakistan is reluctant to plunge into war with Afghan militants.

Several Afghan militants killed in NATO operation

One NATO soldier and several insurgents have been killed in a firefight in eastern
Afghanistan, the US military said.