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Afghan officials: Suicide bomber kills 9 people, wounds 40

Jul. 30, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province late on Thursday killed at least nine people and wounded at least 40, authorities said. The attack struck in the provincial capital of Pul-e-Alam and targeted a police checkpoint. Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, filer photo, an Afghan security personnel stand guard after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. he U.N. mission in Afghanistan report released on Monday, July 27, 2020, has noted a drop in the number of civilians killed in violence in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year. (AP Photo/Tamana Sarwary)

UN says Afghan civilian casualties down by 13% this year

Jul. 27, 2020 6:17 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan saw a 13% drop in the number of civilians killed and wounded in violence across the country in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year, according to a U.N. report released Monday. The report credited the drop in casualties in part to...

Qamar Gul, 16, right, and her brother Habibullah, 12, pose for photograph in the governor's office in Feroz Koh, the provincial capital of Ghor province, in western Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The Afghan teenager and her younger brother are being hailed as heroes on social media after reportedly fighting off Taliban militants who killed their parents last week in central Afghanistan. Following the attack and the attention the incident triggered, the children are being brought to the capital, Kabul, to meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, possibly later on Wednesday. (AP Photo)

Social media heroes: Afghan teen, her brother fought Taliban

Jul. 22, 2020 7:38 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan teenager and her younger brother are being hailed as heroes on social media after reportedly fighting off Taliban militants who killed their parents during a firefight last week in central Afghanistan. Following the attack and the social media attention the incident...

FILE- In this Feb. 29, 2020, file, photo, Afghanistan's Taliban delegation arrive for the agreement signing between Taliban and U.S. officials in Doha, Qatar. Taliban officials said Friday, July 17, 2020 that the son of the movement’s feared founder has been put in charge of its military wing and added powerful figures to its negotiating team ahead of expected talks aimed at ending Afghanistan’s decades of war, The moves mark one of the most significant shake-ups in years. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed, File)

Taliban make big changes ahead of expected talks with Kabul

Jul. 17, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have put the son of the movement's feared founder in charge of their military wing and added several powerful figures to their negotiating team, Taliban officials said. The shake-up, one of the most significant in years, comes ahead of expected talks with Kabul aimed at ending...

Taliban kill 11 in assault on Afghan intelligence compound

Jul. 13, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents launched a complex attack on an intelligence compound in northern Afghanistan on Monday that began with a suicide bombing and killed at least 11 intelligence agency personnel, officials said. The attack took place in Aybak, the capital of the Samangan province....

FILE - In this March 9, 2020 file photo, Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, attends Ashraf Ghani's inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. According to a statement released Thursday, July 2, 2020, by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Khalilzad told Pakistani officials that Afghanistan’s Taliban and Kabul’s political leaders were close to starting negotiations to decide the face of a post-war Afghanistan, a crucial next step in a U.S. deal signed with the Taliban in February. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

US envoy forges ahead with troubled Taliban peace deal

Jul. 4, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Washington's envoy to Afghanistan on Saturday emphasized the economic benefits of the peace deal with the Taliban, forging ahead with an agreement that has run into new political obstacles in the U.S. and the region. Zalmay Khalilzad was wrapping up a week-long trip that included stops in...

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2019, file photo, a man waves an Afghan national flag during Independence Day celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan. Washington’s watchdog warns, Thursday, June 25, 2020,  that “systemic” corruption within the Afghan government is weakening its bargaining position in future peace negotiations with the Taliban, even as the insurgent group's political spokesman says the group was ready with its agenda for talks. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)

Pompeo calls Taliban leader amid Russian bounty scandal

Jun. 30, 2020 3:08 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called and spoken with the Taliban’s chief negotiator, a spokesman for the insurgents said Tuesday, amid a raging controversy in Washington over when President Donald Trump was told about U.S. intelligence that Russia was paying the Taliban to...

FILE - In this May 12, 2020, file photo, Afghan security officers stand in front of a maternity hospital, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The United Nations on Sunday, June 21, 2020 released a special report expressing concerns over what it called recent “deliberate attacks” against healthcare workers and facilities in Afghanistan during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

UN says Afghan health workers facing deliberate attacks

Jun. 21, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations on Sunday released a special report expressing concerns over what it called recent “deliberate attacks” against health care workers and facilities in Afghanistan during the coronavirus pandemic. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan,...