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A damage form a blast is seen in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. A suicide car bomb exploded at the western entry gate of Kabul killing and wounding several Afghan security troops. (AP Photo/Ahmad Seir Nassiri)

Suicide car bomb in Afghan capital kills 3 troops, wounds 4

Nov. 13, 2020 6:36 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomb exploded at the western entry gate of the Afghan capital Friday killing at least three government security troops and wounding four others, an Afghan official said. Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said the explosion targeted a government forces...

An Afghan policeman investigates a damaged car following a sticky bomb attack in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. A bomb attached to the vehicle of a radio journalist in southern Afghanistan exploded early Thursday, killing him, a provincial official said. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaliq)

Official: Journalist killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan

Nov. 12, 2020 4:06 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb attached to the vehicle of a radio journalist in southern Afghanistan exploded early Thursday, killing him, a provincial official said. Omer Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in southern Helmand province, said a sticky bomb attached to Elyas Dayee's vehicle killed...

Militant mortar fire kills 8 Afghan civilians, official says

Nov. 8, 2020 10:47 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least eight Afghan civilians — five children and three women — were killed Sunday when militants fired mortars into eastern Ghazni province's capital city, a provincial official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. But Wahidullah...

Afghans check car destroyed by an attached bomb in Kabul, Afghanistan,Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.A bomb attached to the vehicle of Yama Siawash, a former presenter on Afghanistan's TOLO TV, exploded early Saturday, killing the journalist and two other civilians, Kabul police said. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

Explosion kills former Afghan TV presenter in capital

Nov. 7, 2020 8:00 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb attached to the vehicle of a former presenter on Afghanistan’s TOLO TV exploded early Saturday, killing the journalist and two other civilians, Kabul police said. The death of Yama Siawash is being investigated, said police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz. No one has...

Journalists photograph inside Kabul University after a deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The brazen attack by gunmen who stormed the university has left many dead and wounded in the Afghan capital. The assault sparked an hours-long gun battle. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghans mourn those killed in horrific IS university attack

Nov. 3, 2020 7:55 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan declared a national day of mourning on Tuesday to honor the 22 people killed in a horrific attack a day earlier on Kabul University, which was claimed by the Islamic State group. Most of those killed were students and another 27 people were wounded, some of them...

Afghan police patrol at the site of an attack at Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. The brazen attack by gunmen who stormed the Kabul University has left many dead and wounded in the Afghan capital. The assault sparked a hours-long gunbattle. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

IS attack on Afghan university leaves 22 dead, 22 wounded

Nov. 2, 2020 2:37 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Islamic State militants in Afghanistan stormed Kabul University on Monday as it hosted a book fair attended by the Iranian ambassador, sparking an hours-long gunbattle and leaving at least 22 dead and 22 wounded at the war-torn country's largest school. Most of the casualties...

Taliban rockets kill 4 civilians in northern Afghanistan

Oct. 22, 2020 8:07 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least four civilians were killed in their homes by militant rocket fire in northern Afghanistan on Thursday, the country's Ministry of Defense said. The ministry statement blamed the Taliban for the firing, which it said wounded another 14 civilians and destroyed several houses...

Afghan security inspects the site of a suicide car bombing in Ghor province western of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 18. 2020. A suicide car bombing on Sunday killed at least a dozen people and wounded more than 100 others in Afghanistan is western Ghor province officials said. (AP Photo)

US envoy warns new violence threatens Afghan peace process

Oct. 19, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan warned Monday that “distressingly high” levels of violence threaten to derail ongoing peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Zalmay Khalilzad's comments come as renewed fighting for days has plagued...

Afghan families leave their houses after fighting between the Afghan military and Taliban insurgents in Helmand province, southern of Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaliq)

Taliban to suspend assault after US pledges to halt strikes

Oct. 16, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban said on Friday they have agreed to suspend attacks in southern Afghanistan that have displaced thousands this week — but only after the Americans promised to halt all strikes and night raids in keeping with the peace agreement the U.S. signed with the insurgents in...

Afghanistan’s chief peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Abdullah on Saturday said India’s civil and military leadership were supportive of an inclusive, peaceful settlement of the Afghan peace process and that interactions with New Delhi were expected to further deepen in the course of coming weeks and months. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

AP Interview: Top Afghan negotiator lauds India's support

Oct. 10, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Afghanistan’s chief peace envoy said Saturday that India’s civil and military leadership are supportive of an inclusive, peaceful settlement of the Afghan peace process and that Kabul’s interactions with New Delhi are expected to further deepen in the coming weeks and...