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Hamid Shalizi

Afghanistan's national security adviser resigns in break with president

Aug 25 2018

KABUL Afghanistan's national security adviser, one of the most influential aides to President Ashraf Ghani, resigned on Saturday, a move one official said could be followed by his own bid for the top job in next year's scheduled election.

Afghan forces say regaining control of much of besieged city

Aug 14 2018

KABUL Afghan troops backed by U.S forces gained control of most of the embattled city of Ghazni on Tuesday, officials said, while a Taliban attack in another province raised new questions about Afghanistan's defenses against the insurgency.

Afghanistan forces beef up defense of flashpoint city

Aug 14 2018

KABUL Afghan security forces backed by U.S. advisers and air strikes fought on Monday to drive Taliban fighters out of the flashpoint city of Ghazni, where hundreds of people have been killed or wounded during four days of fighting. | Video

Taliban rejects pleas by Afghan elders for a ceasefire extension

Jun 25 2018

KABUL The Taliban on Monday rejected pleas by Afghan elders and activists for an extension of this month's ceasefire and said they amounted to a call for surrender to foreign forces, as local groups continued to push for an end to fighting.

Afghanistan announces Eid ceasefire with Taliban until June 20

Jun 07 2018

KABUL Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced for the first time an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban, coinciding with the end of the Muslim fasting month, but excluding other militant groups, such as Islamic State. | Video

Militants attack Afghan ministry with bomb, grenades and gunfire

May 30 2018

KABUL Gunmen armed with assault rifles and grenade launchers stormed the heavily fortified headquarters of the Afghan interior ministry on Wednesday, battling security forces for more than two hours in the latest attack on the capital Kabul. | Video

Afghan air strike kills Islamic State commander

Apr 07 2018

KABUL Afghanistan forces killed an Islamic State commander in an air strike, one year after he defected from the Taliban and established a new IS foothold within the country, security officials said.

Afghan air strike kills Islamic State commander

Apr 07 2018

KABUL Afghanistan forces killed an important Islamic State (IS) commander in an air strike, one year after he defected from the Taliban and established a new IS foothold in the country, security officials said.

Suicide bomber kills more than 30 near shrine in Afghan capital

Mar 21 2018

KABUL A suicide bomber blew himself up near a shrine in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, as the Afghan capital celebrated the Nawruz holiday marking the start of the Persian new year. | Video

Suicide bomb kills at least seven at Shi'ite gathering in Kabul

Mar 09 2018

KABUL A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least seven people in an attack on a crowd gathered to commemorate a political leader from the mainly Shi'ite Hazara minority, officials said.

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