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Taliban militants launched a major attack on an army base in Afghanistan on Wednesday morning, ending a ceasefire for the Eid holidays.

Dozens of protesters calling for peace and reconciliation made the 430-mile trek from Taliban stronghold Helmand to the Afghan capital.

<em>Taliban</em> rejects ceasefire as Afghanistan suicide attack kills dozens

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Taliban rejects ceasefire as Afghanistan suicide attack kills dozens

A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 18 people in a crowd celebrating the Eid holiday, the second assault to mar an unprecedented ceasefire.

Islamic State claims attack on Afghanis celebrating ceasefire

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Islamic State claims attack on Afghanis celebrating ceasefire

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country on Saturday, killing at least 26 ...

Pakistani <em>Taliban</em> leader Mullah Fazlullah killed in US-Afghan airstrike

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Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah killed in US-Afghan airstrike

A leading Pakistani militant has been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan, despite a Eid ceasefire being in place.

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The price of fear in Afghanistan

In-depth: The situation in Afghanistan has become worse, as life becomes even more perilous for civilians, writes Francesca Mannocchi.

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Taliban agrees to unprecedented ceasefire for Eid in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's government and the Taliban have agreed an unprecedented ceasefire ahead of the country's Eid celebrations.

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US to intensify anti-IS fight during Afghan truce

An Afghan government truce with the Taliban has provided a window for the fight against IS to be stepped up, a US general has said.

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Afghan MP targeted by militants, amid Taliban ceasefire wavers

The home of an Afghan MP was targeted by militants on Friday, a day after the government announced an Eid ceasefire.

Afghan president announces Eid ceasefire with <em>Taliban</em>

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Afghan president announces Eid ceasefire with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has announced a ceasefire with the Taliban to coincide with the Muslim holy month of Eid.

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Suicide blast targets gathering of top clerics in Kabul

Local media said that some 3,000 clerics had gathered at the tent for the meeting of the Ulema Council, Afghanistan's top clerics.

<em>Taliban</em> in ceasefire talks with Afghan government: US official

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Taliban in ceasefire talks with Afghan government: US official

Taliban commanders are in talks with the Afghan government over a possible ceasefire to end the most recent outburst of intense ...

Scores of <em>Taliban</em> leaders 'killed' in Afghan artillery strike

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Scores of Taliban leaders 'killed' in Afghan artillery strike

Afghan militants have been targeted in an artillery strike, the US has said, while the Taliban carried out an attack on government ...

Failed bomb disposal in Afghanistan shatters bus station

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Failed bomb disposal in Afghanistan shatters bus station

Despite security forces clearing the area around a suspected van, the powerful blast left 16 dead.

'Few signs of progress' in Afghanistan

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'Few signs of progress' in Afghanistan

Contrary to US military claims, a US government watchdog said there are few signs of progress in Afghanistan.

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US sanctions against Iran endanger key Afghanistan trade project

The threat of penalities for firms doing business with Tehran has thrown the development of a vital Iranian port into doubt.

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Cricket tournament targeted by militants in eastern Afghanistan

At least eight have been killed when three explosions hit a cricket tournament in eastern Afghanistan.

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US Air Force blasted over 'Yanny' Afghanistan tweet

The US Air Force recalled a tweet after complaints about a joke that made light of an offensive which killed Afghan soldiers and civilians.

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Taliban retreats from western Afghan city following US-backed counterattack

The Taliban was forced out of the western Afghan city of Farah on Wednesday, after government commandos and US airstrikes forced back ...

<em>Taliban</em> launch huge assault on western Afghan city

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Taliban launch huge assault on western Afghan city

Taliban militants have launched an offensive on the eastern Afghan city of Farah, as an insurgency against the government intensifies.

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At least ten dead after bomb in Afghan city

At least ten people were killed and scores were injured after an IS-claim bomb attack and gun battle in Jalalabad.

Strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocks Afghanistan

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Strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocks Afghanistan

A powerful earthquake struck Afghanistan, close to its border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush Mountains, on Wednesday, the US Geological ...

Kabul police stations come under attack by militants

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Kabul police stations come under attack by militants

Three explosions and gunfire rang out in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, in the latest militant attack in Kabul.

Bombings and gunfire hit the Afghan capital

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Bombings and gunfire hit the Afghan capital

Three explosions rang out in Kabul on Wednesday, in the latest militant attacks on the Afghan capital.

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