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US friendly fire strike kills five Afghan troops and destroys base

US friendly fire strike kills five Afghan troops and destroys base

A joint operation had been underway at the time of the clash, the Afghan defence ministry said. "Because of a lack of proper coordination of the a ...
Taliban release pictures of Mullah Omar's 'hideout in Afghanistan'

Taliban release pictures of Mullah Omar's 'hideout in Afghanistan'

The Taliban have released photos they claim show a hideout where their fugitive leader spent his final years, after a new report contended he live ...
Three dead after mortar attack on high-profile political gathering in Kabul

Three dead after mortar attack on high-profile political gathering in Kabul

"The main suspect behind the attack has been arrested by the police and some others who were behind the attack were identified ... and will be det ...
'If the Americans go, then in one day it will collapse': Afghan army haemorraghing soldiers as US talks peace with the Taliban

'If the Americans go, then in one day it will collapse': Afghan army haemorraghing soldiers as US talks peace with the Taliban

“We had a great shortage of soldiers. Everyone had to do soldiering. Everyone had to pick up a gun,” he said. “If the Americans go, then in one da ...
War hero defies the odds to become a dad after suffering groin injuries in Taliban bomb blast

War hero defies the odds to become a dad after suffering groin injuries in Taliban bomb blast

WHEN you have lost a leg and an arm, looking after a toddler can be tricky – especially when it comes to clipping your wriggling child into a car s ...
US peace talks with Afghan Taliban could COLLAPSE as India-Pakistan tensions soar

US peace talks with Afghan Taliban could COLLAPSE as India-Pakistan tensions soar

Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan, Zahid Nasrullah, made the remarks of a possible collapse in talks at a time when tensions between the neighbo ...
Women in Afghanistan fear for a return to oppression as they are left out of peace talks with Taliban

Women in Afghanistan fear for a return to oppression as they are left out of peace talks with Taliban

She went on: “This is something we are really serious about. We are not going back. This is 51 per cent of the population.” Her concerns are echoe ...
How 5ft 5in Mexican druglord El Chapo built £775m empire with brutality ‘that made the Taliban look like boy Scouts’

How 5ft 5in Mexican druglord El Chapo built £775m empire with brutality ‘that made the Taliban look like boy Scouts’

HE was the world’s most feared drugs kingpin, who tunnelled out of a jail cell and fled to freedom on a makeshift motorbike. But there was no escap ...
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