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Taliban car bomb kills at least 14 as group holds peace talks in Qatar

Jul 07 2019

KABUL A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 180, including scores of children, hours before a meeting in Qatar aimed at preparing the ground for peace talks.

Ancient Afghan citadel collapses, cultural heritage sites at risk

Jun 15 2019

GHAZNI, Afghanistan An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed this week, local officials said, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the country's cultural heritage and the government's ability to protect them.

Afghan troops fear loss of air support if U.S. pulls out forces

Jan 14 2019

GHAZNI, Afghanistan For hard-pressed Afghan troops, uncertainty over a planned withdrawal of U.S. forces has raised fears that they will lose American air support, one of the few decisive advantages over increasingly confident Taliban fighters.

Thousands flee as Taliban attack Afghanistan's 'safe' districts

Nov 14 2018

GHAZNI, Afghanistan/KABUL Thousands of members of Afghanistan's mainly Shi'ite Hazara ethnic minority have fled their homes in the central province of Ghazni as the Taliban have pressed into two previously safe districts, officials and witnesses said on Wednesday.

Afghan elite commandos among scores of casualties in heavy fighting

Nov 12 2018

GHAZNI/HERAT, Afghanistan Dozens of elite commandos were among the casualties suffered by Afghan security forces as the Taliban claimed to have taken a district in Ghazni province, stepping up battlefield pressure while seeking a political settlement with the United States.

Clashes between Taliban and Shia minority raise fears of Afghan sectarian war

Nov 08 2018

GHAZNI, Afghanistan The Taliban have infiltrated a strategic district in southeastern Afghanistan and fought with members of the Shi'ite Hazara minority, officials said on Thursday, a week after militants and a Shi'ite militia clashed in a central province.

Forced to fight as soldiers and taking casualties, Afghan police demand reforms

Sep 17 2018

GHAZNI, Afghanistan/KABUL Afghanistan's poorly armed and underpaid police are usually on the frontlines against Taliban militants and they lost 90 men defending the strategic city of Ghazni last month, underlining chronic weaknesses that are likely to face further tests.

Taliban storm district in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, killing more than 12 people

Apr 12 2018

GHAZNI, Afghanistan Taliban militants over-ran a district in Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Thursday, killing more than a dozen people including the district's governor before retreating, a police official said.

Three killed in Afghan forces raid on clinic run by Swedish aid group

Feb 18 2016

GHAZNI, Afghanistan Two patients and a caretaker were killed during an overnight raid by Afghan forces on a health clinic in the central province of Wardak, the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, the aid group which runs the facility, said on Thursday.

Afghan Taliban storm jail, release hundreds of prisoners

Sep 14 2015

GHAZNI, Afghanistan Taliban insurgents stormed a prison in Afghanistan on Monday, killing police and releasing more than 350 inmates, including nearly 150 deemed a threat to national security, and then attacked troops rushing to help, officials said. | Video

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