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The Latest: Official says at least 22 killed in Kabul attack

Sep. 17, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 5:40 p.m. An Afghan official says at least 22 people including six military personnel have been killed in that suicide attack in the capital Kabul. Firdaus Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said Tuesday...

ICC judges authorize appeal against Afghanistan rejection

Sep. 17, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges said Tuesday that the court's prosecutor can appeal against the rejection of her request to open an investigation into crimes linked to the long-running conflict in Afghanistan. In April, a panel of judges rejected the proposed...

Authorities: Separate attacks in Afghanistan kill 48

Sep. 17, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Separate attacks by suicide bombers — one targeting President Ashraf Ghani's election rally and a second that ripped through the center of the Afghan capital — killed at least 48 people and wounded scores more Tuesday in the deadliest single day since a peace...

Kabul police say 22 killed in Taliban suicide bombing in Afghan capital, bringing death toll in today's attacks to 46

Sep. 17, 2019 8:57 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Kabul police say 22 killed in Taliban suicide bombing in Afghan capital, bringing death toll in today's attacks to 46.

Jihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in Afghanistan

Sep. 17, 2019 8:50 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...

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...

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...

Afghan government says elections first, peace deal after

Sep. 14, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government will only consider making a "legitimate" peace with insurgents after national elections are held this month, an official told reporters on Saturday, despite the atmosphere of political uncertainty following the sudden halt in U.S.-Taliban peace talks....

Taliban visits Moscow days after Trump says talks 'dead'

Sep. 13, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A negotiating team from the Taliban arrived Friday in Russia, a representative told The Associated Press, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared dead a deal with the insurgent group in Afghanistan. Russian state news agency Tass cited the Taliban's Qatar-based spokesman Suhail...