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Afghan officials: 40 civilians killed in anti-Taliban raid

Sep. 23, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 40 civilians at a wedding party were killed Sunday night during a raid conducted by Afghan special forces and supported by U.S. airstrikes on Taliban hideouts in the southern Helmand province, Afghan officials said. The violence has further rattled Afghanistan which is...

The Latest: Anti-Taliban raid kills at least 40 civilians

Sep. 23, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on a deadly raid and airstrike in southern Afghanistan (all times local): 4:55 p.m. An Afghan official says that at least 40 civilians have been killed during an Afghan special forces raid and airstrikes conducted against of Taliban in southern Helmand province. Abdul...

Afghan official says anti-Taliban raid kills at least 40 civilians at wedding in southern Helmand province.

Sep. 23, 2019 8:12 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says anti-Taliban raid kills at least 40 civilians at wedding in southern Helmand province.

China says Taliban envoys discussed Afghanistan peace effort

Sep. 23, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Taliban envoys visited Beijing to discuss peace efforts in Afghanistan with Chinese officials, the foreign ministry said Monday. The delegation was led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a co-founder of the Taliban and head of its political office in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar. Baradar...

Minister tells AP Afghan police are hardest hit by attacks

Sep. 23, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police in Afghanistan are one of the country's most-criticized security forces, denigrated as corrupt and inept. Yet Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi says police are also the hardest hit, taking 70% of all casualties among government forces, dozens of whom die each day in...

Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he's yet to close

Sep. 21, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming week. There are challenges with Iran, North Korea, the Afghan Taliban, Israel and the Palestinians — not...

Separate blasts kill 2 kids, pregnant woman in Afghanistan

Sep. 21, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bomb in Afghanistan killed at least two children and wounded five other civilians in the southern Kandahar province, said Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, on Saturday. No one immediately claimed responsibility for Friday's blast in Spin Boldak...

Governor: Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 20

Sep. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan early Thursday morning, killing 20 people and wounding 97 others, according to the province's governor, while a deadly drone strike in the country's east was blamed on U.S. forces. The Taliban, who claimed...

US takes back $100 million from Afghan govt over corruption

Sep. 19, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Washington is taking back $100 million intended for an Afghan energy infrastructure project, citing unacceptably high levels of corruption in the Afghan government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday in a harshly worded statement. The U.S. will still finish the...

Taliban claim powerful suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan; official says at least 20 killed

Sep. 19, 2019 12:42 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban claim powerful suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan; official says at least 20 killed.