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Pentagon chief Jim Mattis makes unannounced Afghan visit: US official

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on a surprise visit Monday, an American defence official confirmed, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack.

Taliban militants ambush convoy of Afghanistan's vice-president

The Taliban militants ambushed the convoy of Afghanistan`s First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum in the northern Faryab province as he is leading a counter-terrorism operation against the group in the region.