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Qatari official: Afghan talks postponed indefinitely

Apr. 18, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A first round of Afghan-to-Afghan peace talks that would have seen Taliban and government officials sit together for the first time were postponed indefinitely Thursday after a falling out over who should attend. Sultan Barakat, director of Qatar's Center for Conflict and...

Kabul announces list of 250 Afghans for talks with Taliban

Apr. 16, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Kabul has announced a list of 250 people — including around 50 women — who are headed for Qatar for talks with the Taliban later this week, a gathering known as intra-Afghan dialogue. The list was released by the government on Tuesday although the Taliban have...

Taliban launch multi-pronged attack on northern Afghan city

Apr. 13, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban launched a new assault early Saturday on the northern city of Kunduz, which briefly fell to the insurgents in 2015 and has come under attack several times since then. Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, head of the provincial council in Kunduz, said at least six people were killed...

Taliban declare start of spring offensive amid talks with US

Apr. 12, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban announced Friday the start of their spring offensive despite talking peace with the United States and ahead of a significant gathering of Afghans meant to discuss resolutions to the protracted war and an eventual withdrawal of American troops from the country. The...

Remains of 3 Marines killed in Afghanistan returned to US

Apr. 11, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The remains of three Marines killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan have been returned to the U.S., arriving Thursday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware; Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania, and Cpl. Robert A....

Afghan official says Taliban attack kills 7 policemen

Apr. 11, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban attack on a security outpost early Thursday set off an hours-long gunbattle that killed seven policemen in central Ghazni province, said Arif Noor, the provincial governor's spokesman. Two policemen were also wounded in the fighting in Waghaz district of Ghazni province,...

US forces: 3 Marines killed, Afghan contractor wounded

Apr. 10, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan revised on Tuesday the death toll from a Taliban attack the previous day near the main American base in the country, saying three service members were killed but not a contractor who was initially reported among the fatalities. The U.S. and NATO Resolute...

The Latest: Pentagon IDs 3 Marines killed in Afghanistan

Apr. 9, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the Taliban attack on U.S. service members in Afghanistan (all times local): 7:15 a.m. Wednesday The Pentagon has released the identities of three Marines killed in a roadside bombing of an American convoy in Afghanistan on Monday. They are Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks,...

The Latest: Afghan officials say 20 troops killed by Taliban

Apr. 9, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Afghan officials say the Taliban have stormed army checkpoints in southern Kandahar province near the Pakistani border overnight, killing 20 troops. Mohammad Yousof Younosi, a provincial council member in...

Afghan forces battle Taliban for 5th day in western province

Apr. 8, 2019 4:33 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan security forces are battling the Taliban for a fifth day after the insurgents launched a wide-scale attack in the western Badghis province, officials said Monday. Col. Qais Mangal, a spokesman for Defense Ministry, said that at least 12 security forces have been killed in...