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  • Trump calls off secret summit, talks with Taliban

    US President Donald Trump says on he has called off a secret summit with the Taliban and Afghanistan's leader, abruptly slamming the door on a year of diplomacy to end America's longest war.

  • 12 killed, scores wounded in Afghanistan Taliban car bombing

    Twelve people are killed and more than 80 wounded when Taliban fighters detonated two car bombs at a gate outside police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar, police and medical officials and the Taliban said.

  • Trump vows to stop 'endless wars'

    US President Donald Trump tells Americans his administration has accelerated talks for a political settlement in Afghanistan and would be able to reduce US troops there as negotiations advance to end America's longest war.

  • Kabul suicide attack kills 43

    An hours-long gun and suicide attack on a Kabul government compound killed at least 43 people, officials said yesterday, making it one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghan capital this year.

  • 5 freed from US military prison now in Qatar office: Taliban

    A Taliban spokesperson says five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent group’s political office in Qatar.

  • Taliban kidnap nearly 200 bus passengers

    The Taliban rejected today an Afghan government offer of a ceasefire and they would persist with their attacks, two militant commanders said, while insurgents ambushed three buses and nearly 200 passengers travelling for a holiday.

  • Kandahar

    20 Afghan cops killed in Taliban attack

    The Afghan Taliban attacks more than a dozen checkpoints over six hours in the southern province of Kandahar, killing 22 police and wounding 15, officials say, as militants killed eight soldiers in the west in a growing insurgency.

  • Dozens killed as Taliban launch fresh assaults on Afghan bases

    Dozens killed as Taliban attack Afghan bases

    Militants launches two separate attacks on Afghan security installations killing dozens of soldiers, the latest in a series of devastating assaults this week that have left more than 120 people dead and underscored spiralling insecurity.

  • Taliban car bombing at Afghan bank kills 34

    At least 34 people are killed when a Taliban car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan.

  • Afghan Taliban

    Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

    The Afghan Taliban announce the start of their "spring offensive", saying they would target foreign forces in the country, heralding a fresh round of fighting in the drawn-out conflict.

  • Mullah Akhtar Mansour

    Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

    Afghan Taliban have named a deputy to former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader, a spokesman says in a statement, the group's first official confirmation that Mansour was killed in a US drone strike.

  • Afghan police man kills 10 colleagues

    An Afghan policeman, suspected of collaborating with insurgents, drug and then shoot dead 10 of his colleagues in the southern province of Uruzgan, officials say.

  • Afghan forces 'kill Taliban fighters'

    A local Taliban commander and 50 fighters have been killed in overnight fighting in the Sangin district of Helmand province, Afghan officials say.

  • Afghan Taliban: Helmand town police HQ ‘under siege’

    The police HQ in the strategic Afghan town of Sangin remains under siege after a Taliban attack, officials say.

  • Taliban bomb kills six foreign soldiers

    A suicide vehicle bomb attack on a patrol near a base at Bagram in eastern Afghanistan kills six foreign soldiers and injured three, Nato says.

  • Kandahar airport clash ‘leaves 46 dead’

    At least 46 security personnel, Taliban fighters and civilians have been killed in clashes in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, officials say.

  • Taliban splinter group names leader

    A breakaway Afghan Taliban faction has appointed its own leader, underlining deep divisions in the group following the death of founder Mullah Omar.

  • Resurgent Taliban overruns Kunduz

    The fall of Kunduz to Taliban is not only strategically significant but is also cause for deep worry for the Afghan National Unity Government.

  • 9 killed in US air strike on Afghan hospital

    A US air strike hits a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the Afghan city of Kunduz, killing at least nine people in what the US military called possible "collateral damage" in the battle to oust Taliban insurgents.

  • 3 aid workers die in Afghan bombing

    Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says three of its staff are killed when its clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz was hit by sustained bombing.

  • Fierce clashes for control of Kunduz

    Fierce fighting is continuing between Afghan forces and the Taliban in parts of Afghanistan's northern city of Kunduz, despite government claims that it had regained control of the city.

  • Taliban tighten grip on Afghan city of Kunduz

    Taliban fighters seize a military hilltop site in Kunduz, tightening their grip on the northern Afghan city.

  • Afghan forces fight to retake key city

    Afghan forces have begun an operation to retake the city of Kunduz, after suffering a major military reverse when it was seized by the Taliban on Monday.

  • Taliban ‘resolve splits’ over leader

    A dispute that threatened to split the Afghan Taliban has been resolved after relatives of late leader Mullah Omar backed his successor, the group says.

  • New Taliban leader calls for unity

    The new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, calls for unity in an audio message, saying that the group will continue fighting.

  • Afghanistan probes Mullah Omar 'death' claim

    The Afghan government is investigating new reports that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, a spokesman said.