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Taliban kill 24 at Afghan president's rally; Ghani unhurt

Sep. 17, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief. Just hours later, an...

The Latest: Taliban claim attacks on Ghani rally, in Kabul

Sep. 17, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The Taliban have claimed a deadly attack in northern Afghanistan that targeted President Ashraf Ghani's campaign rally, killing 24 people, and another attack, a Kabul explosion near the U.S. Embassy. Zabihullah...

Afghan hospital chief: 24 killed in bombing that targeted president's rally; President Ghani unharmed in the blast

Sep. 17, 2019 4:45 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan hospital chief: 24 killed in bombing that targeted president's rally; President Ghani unharmed in the blast.

Afghan official: Explosion hits near campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in Parwan province; no word on casualties

Sep. 17, 2019 3:56 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official: Explosion hits near campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in Parwan province; no word on casualties.

Jihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in Afghanistan

Sep. 17, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban promised Washington during months of negotiations that the United States would never again be attacked from Afghan soil. Such a pledge would have included al-Qaida, which planned the 9/11 attacks from inside Afghanistan. Yet jihad, or holy war, and a shared history continue to...

China and US clash over 'belt and road' in Afghan resolution

Sep. 16, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia clashed with the U.S. and other Security Council members Monday over China's insistence on including a reference to Beijing's $1 trillion "belt and road" global infrastructure program in a resolution on the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan. The mission's...

US service member killed in action in Afghanistan

Sep. 16, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, NATO said, without providing further details. Last week, President Donald Trump abruptly called off talks with the Taliban to end American's longest war, citing the killing of a U.S. service member in a Taliban...

The Latest: NATO: US service member killed in Afghanistan

Sep. 16, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on violence in Afghanistan (all times local): 9:30 p.m. NATO says a U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan. Monday's brief statement said the service member was killed "in action" without provide further details. President Donald Trump abruptly called...

NATO says a U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday

Sep. 16, 2019 12:35 PM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says a U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday.

Afghan officials: Thousands of troops ready for polling day

Sep. 15, 2019 7:11 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say around 100,000 members of the country's security forces are ready for polling day. The presidential election is scheduled for Sept 28. Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry said on Sunday that 72,000 security personnel will be on duty around the...