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Afghanistan: 12 Taliban terrorists killed, 16 civilians freed in Baghlan province

Over 12 Taliban terrorists were killed and 16 civilians held captive by the group were freed in an operation carried out by Afghan forces in the northern province of Baghlan, the country`s army said on Sunday.

Oct 20, 2019, 14:06 PM IST

Afghan special forces killed 16 Taliban, ISIS terrorists in operations

The Afghan special forces have neutralised 16 Taliban and Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in operations conducted in three provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, officials said on Saturday. 

Oct 19, 2019, 11:44 AM IST

Blasts in Afghanistan mosque kill at least 62, wound more than 100

The roof of the mosque had completely fallen in. Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the provincial council in Nangarhar, while expecting a rise in the number of casualties, said that more than 100 others had been wounded.

Oct 18, 2019, 19:41 PM IST

Afghanistan suffers record 4,300 civilian casualties in three months: United Nations

A record 4,313 civilians were injured or killed in Afghanistan`s war against the Islamist Taliban between July and September, the United Nations (UN) said on Thursday.

Oct 17, 2019, 21:56 PM IST

Afghanistan suffers record 4,300 civilian casualties in three months: UN

  A record 4,313 civilians were injured or killed in Afghanistan`s war against the Islamist Taliban between July and September, the United Nations said on Thursday. The tally was up 42 percent from the same period last year - in a war that ebbs and flows with the seasonal weather - and included more than a thousand deaths, according to data from the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

Oct 17, 2019, 20:57 PM IST

Al-Qaeda's South Asia chief Asim Omar killed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) released a statement saying Asim Omar, a “Pakistani national and member of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent,” was killed in the Musa Qala district of Helmand province during a raid on September 23.

Oct 08, 2019, 23:01 PM IST

Afghanistan: Explosion in Nangarhar province kills 10 including child

At least 10 people, including a child, were killed and 27 others sustained injuries in an explosion that took place in Afghanistan`s eastern province of Nangarhar on Monday.

Oct 07, 2019, 20:49 PM IST

Afghan Taliban says its released three Indians in exchange of its 11 prisoners

According to Agha, the freed Taliban members include Sheikh Abdul Rahim, former Governor of Kunar, and Maulvi Abdul Rashid Baloch, a former Governor of Nimroz.

Oct 07, 2019, 13:47 PM IST

Three Indians abducted in Afghanistan by Taliban in 2018 to be released

As many as three Indian engineers, who were abducted in 2018 in Afghanistan by the Taliban forces are all set to be released. The development comes days after the US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met Taliban in Pakistan's capital Islamabad.

Oct 06, 2019, 19:09 PM IST

India calls Afghan Presidential elections important milestone

Saturday's election was the 3rd presidential elections in Afghanistan since 2001 after the fall of Taliban regime following American invasion.

Sep 29, 2019, 21:37 PM IST

India calls Afghanistan presidential election an important milestone

Calling "successful conduct" of Afghanistan's presidential elections as an "important milestone", India has said that the election is a "people's efforts to promote peace, security, stability, prosperity and democracy" in the country "amidst challenging circumstances."

Sep 29, 2019, 21:27 PM IST

Former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener appointed Afghanistan's head coach

Former South Africa  cricketer Lance Klusener has been named as the new head coach of the Afghanistan men's cricket team, the country's cricket boatd has confirmed. 

Sep 28, 2019, 09:36 AM IST

Pakistan is blot on humanity, virus for entire world: Baloch activist

Various activists belonging to the Baloch, Pashtuns, and Sindhi communities have been holding protests in Geneva to expose Pakistan over its illegal occupation and suppression of the minorities.

Sep 27, 2019, 19:20 PM IST

Afghanistan bolsters security as Taliban threatens to disrupt presidential poll

Violence in Saturday`s election, in which President Ashraf Ghani is widely expected to win a second five-year term, could deepen political instability, embolden the Taliban and set back efforts to get stalled peace talks back on track.

Sep 26, 2019, 18:33 PM IST

Ex-Afghan NSA withdraws from Afghan presidential contest

Former Afghan National Security Adviser (NSA) Muhammad Hanif Atmar on Tuesday withdrew from the presidential election race, citing insecurity, technical problems and lack of transparency in the poll process.

Sep 24, 2019, 16:46 PM IST

35 civilians killed by Afghan forces in southern Helmand province

The incident occurred on Sunday night when Afghan forces raided a house that the officals said was being used by the Taliban to train suicide bombers, but during the attack a wedding venue situated adjacent the target came under fire.

Sep 23, 2019, 14:06 PM IST

Afghanistan's Rashid Khan doubtful for T20I tri-series final due to injury

Afghanistan, who have already booked their place in the final of the T20I tri-series, will look to fancy their chances when they lock horns with Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla in Dhaka on Tuesday. 

Sep 23, 2019, 12:01 PM IST

Pakistan, Afghanistan among 10 violent places in world, Iceland most peaceful

Afghanistan has replaced Syria as the most violent place.

Sep 21, 2019, 20:49 PM IST

Letter detailing civilian presence failed to prevent deadly Afghan drone strike

Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan`s eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about their plans to recruit 200 labourers and children to pluck the dry fruit.

Sep 20, 2019, 07:17 AM IST

FIFA rankings: India drops one spot to 104th position

India is playing alongside Oman, Qatar, Bangladesh and Afghanistan in Group E of the qualifying tournament.

Sep 19, 2019, 21:34 PM IST