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November 29, 2020, 1:23 PM

Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

Afghan officials say at least 34 people have been killed in two separate suicide bombings
November 29, 2020, 1:23 PM
November 21, 2020, 11:59 AM

Insurgents launch rocket attack on Kabul as Pompeo set to meet with Taliban, Afghan negotiating teams

The attack killed 8 people and wounded at least 31, according to police.
November 21, 2020, 11:59 AM
Insurgents launch rocket attack as Pompeo set to meet with Taliban, Afghan government
November 18, 2020, 3:33 PM

Fear, uncertainty meet US troop withdrawal announcement in Afghanistan

Tuesday’s announcement that U.S. troop numbers would be reduced from 4,500 to 2,500 by Jan. 15, was met with anxiety and fear in the streets of Afghanistan.
November 18, 2020, 3:33 PM
Fear, uncertainty meet US troop withdrawal announcement in Afghanistan
November 18, 2020, 11:36 AM

From Afghanistan, pity the nation: Reporter's Notebook

ABC News' Ian Pannell looks at the plight of Afghanistan, a country he's covered since the aftermath of 9/11.
November 18, 2020, 11:36 AM
From Afghanistan, pity the nation: Reporter's Notebook
November 17, 2020, 10:47 PM

Acting defense secretary announces drawdown of troops

The Pentagon has ordered the reduction of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
November 17, 2020, 10:47 PM
Acting defense secretary announces drawdown of troops
November 17, 2020, 2:42 PM

Trump to reduce troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq by mid-January

The Pentagon is expecting orders by the end of this week to reduce troop levels to 2,500 in Afghanistan and in Iraq by mid-January, according to two U.S. officials.
November 17, 2020, 2:42 PM
Trump to reduce troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq by mid-January
November 16, 2020, 5:30 PM

NATO, acting US Pentagon chief discuss Afghanistan

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has spoken to the new acting U.S. defense secretary about the alliance’s commitment to stay in Afghanistan as long as necessary, his spokeswoman said Monday
November 16, 2020, 5:30 PM
NATO, acting US Pentagon chief discuss Afghanistan
November 13, 2020, 3:30 PM

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

An Afghan official says a suicide car bomb has exploded at the western entry gate of the Afghan capital killing at least three government security troops and wounding four others
November 13, 2020, 3:30 PM
Suicide car bomb in Afghan capital kills 2, wounds 4
1 month ago

Official: Suicide car bomber kills 4 people in Afghanistan

A suicide car bomber in Afghanistan has killed at least four people and wounded 40 in an attack on a police base in the country’s southern Kandahar province
1 month ago
Suicide car bomber kills 4 people in Afghanistan
1 month ago

Afghans mourn those killed in horrific IS university attack

Afghans are mourning the 22 people killed in a horrific attack a day earlier on Kabul University, an attack claimed by the Islamic State group
1 month ago
Afghans mourn those killed in horrific IS university attack
1 month ago

Afghan officials: 8 inmates dead after prison riot in Herat

Afghan officials say rioting at a prison in western Herat province has left at least eight inmates dead
1 month ago
Afghan officials: 8 inmates dead after prison riot in Herat
1 month ago

Afghanistan claims killing an al-Qaida leader wanted by FBI

The al-Qaida leader was on an FBI most-wanted list.
1 month ago
Afghanistan claims killing an al-Qaida leader wanted by FBI
1 month ago

Taliban rockets kill 4 civilians in northern Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense says at least four civilians were killed in their homes by militant rocket fire in the country's north
1 month ago
Taliban rockets kill 4 civilians in northern Afghanistan
1 month ago

Stampede kills 11 Afghans seeking visas to leave country

Afghan officials say at least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out among thousands of Afghans waiting in a soccer stadium to get visas to leave the country
1 month ago
Stampede kills 11 Afghans seeking visas to leave country
2 months ago

US envoy warns new violence threatens Afghan peace process

The U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan is warning that “distressingly high” levels of violence threaten to derail ongoing peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban
2 months ago
US envoy warns new violence threatens Afghan peace process
2 months ago

In open split, Trump's top general, national security adviser clash on Afghanistan troop withdrawal

In an open split, President Trump's top general and his national security adviser have clashed on plants to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
2 months ago
Trump's top general, national security aide clash on Afghanistan troop withdrawal
2 months ago

2 Afghan helicopters crash amid Helmand fighting, 9 dead

Afghanistan's Defense Ministry and local officials say two of the country's army helicopters have collided, killing nine Afghan service members
2 months ago
2 Afghan military helicopters collide, 9 soldiers killed
2 months ago

Report: 3.7 million Afghan children don't attend school

The World Banks says nearly half of war-torn Afghanistan’s 18,000 schools lack proper buildings and an estimated 3.7 million school-aged children are still out of school — despite massive investment in the country’s education sector
2 months ago
2 months ago

Officials: Suicide car bomb targets Afghan governor, kills 8

Afghan officials say a suicide car bomber targeted the convoy of a provincial governor in the country's east, killing at least eight people
2 months ago
Officials: Suicide car bomb targets Afghan governor, kills 8
2 months ago

Facing IS, last embattled Sikhs, Hindus leave Afghanistan

Afghanistan's dwindling Sikh and Hindu community shrinks to lowest levels ever.
2 months ago
3 months ago

Afghan officials: Kabul bomb targets VP, kills 10 civilians

A bombing in Kabul targeted the convoy of the country’s first vice president.
3 months ago
Afghan officials: Kabul bomb targets VP, kills 10 civilians
3 months ago

Taliban political team in Pakistan to talk Afghan peace push

Efforts appear to be ramping up to get negotiations underway.
3 months ago
Taliban political team in Pakistan to talk Afghan peace push
4 months ago

Kabul begins release of final 400 Taliban, talks to follow

The government says Afghanistan has released the first 80 of a final 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for negotiations between the warring sides in Afghanistan’s protracted conflict
4 months ago
Kabul begins release of final 400 Taliban, talks to follow
4 months ago

Taliban warn against attacks on freed prisoners going home

The Taliban are warning the Afghan government against any attacks on Taliban members who are to be freed from prison in the final prisoner release under a U.S.-Taliban deal
4 months ago
Taliban warn against attacks on freed prisoners going home
4 months ago

Afghan officials say Pakistani rockets kill 9, wound 50

Afghan officials say Pakistan fired a barrage of rockets across its southwestern border, killing nine people and wounding 50 in an Afghan frontier town
4 months ago
Afghan officials say Pakistani rockets kill 9, wound 50
4 months ago

UN says Afghan civilian casualties down by 13% this year

The U.N. mission in Afghanistan has noted a drop in the number of civilians killed and wounded in violence in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year
4 months ago
UN says Afghan civilian casualties down by 13% this year
4 months ago

UN says thousands of anti-Pakistan militants in Afghanistan

A U.N. report says more than 6,000 Pakistani insurgents, most belonging to an outlawed group attacking Pakistani military and civilian targets, are hiding in Afghanistan
4 months ago
UN says thousands of anti-Pakistan militants in Afghanistan
5 months ago

Suicide bombing, attack in Afghanistan kill 7 policemen

Officials say a suicide car bombing and another attack have killed at least seven Afghan police officers
5 months ago
Suicide bombing, attack in Afghanistan kill 7 policemen
5 months ago

US peace envoy looks to start of talks to end Afghan war

A statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad says Washington’s peace envoy has told Pakistani officials that Afghanistan’s Taliban and Kabul’s political leaders are close to starting negotiations to decide the face of a post-war Afghanistan
5 months ago
US peace envoy looks to start of talks to end Afghan war
5 months ago

US tries to push forward Taliban deal amid bounty reports, Trump's moves to withdraw from Afghanistan

Amid reports that a Russian paramilitary unit offered the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the White House is pushing ahead with its peace process.
5 months ago
US tries to push forward Taliban deal amid bounty reports, Trump's withdrawal
6 months ago

US has hit agreed troop-cut target of 8,600 in Afghanistan

The general overseeing U.S. forces in the greater Middle East says the number of troops in Afghanistan has dropped to 8,600
6 months ago
6 months ago

Bus strikes roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan; 9 killed

An Afghan official says a roadside bombing in southern Kandahar province has killed nine passengers on a bus
6 months ago
Bus strikes roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan; 9 killed
6 months ago

Afghan government says Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 14

Afghanistan's Defense Ministry says Taliban fighters have attacked an army checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan, killing 14 military personnel
6 months ago
Afghan government says Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 14
6 months ago

Trump says 'it is time' for US troops to exit Afghanistan, undermining agreement with Taliban

President Donald Trump said "it is time" for all U.S. service members to exit Afghanistan, undermining his administration's agreement with the Taliban.
6 months ago
Trump says 'it is time' for US troops to exit Afghanistan, undermining Taliban deal
6 months ago

Taliban, Ghani declare three-day cease fire for Eid holiday

Islamic holiday begins Sunday to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
6 months ago
7 months ago

Medal of Honor recipient dies; saved lives in Afghanistan

Former Army Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer II, who received the Medal of Honor in 2018 for braving heavy gunfire to save lives in Afghanistan, has died at age 41
7 months ago
Medal of Honor recipient dies at 41
7 months ago

Militants storm maternity clinic in Afghan capital, kill 16

The incursion set off a gun battle with the police.
7 months ago
Afghan gunmen storm maternity clinic in Shiite area of Kabul
7 months ago

Horrific attacks on maternity ward, funeral in Afghanistan may derail peace process

The two sides sitting down for peace negotiations seems smaller and further than ever, even as the U.S. continues to draw down its troop presence.
7 months ago
Horrific attacks on maternity ward, funeral in Afghanistan may derail peace process
7 months ago

Watchdog group says US not releasing data on Taliban attacks

It comes amid the implementation of a U.S.-Taliban peace agreement.
7 months ago
Watchdog group says US not releasing data on Taliban attacks
8 months ago

Pakistani army says 7 militants, 2 troops killed in shootout

Pakistan's military says troops acting on intelligence raided a militant hideout in a former Taliban stronghold in the northwestern region of North Waziristan, triggering a shootout that killed seven militants and two soldiers
8 months ago
Roadside bomb kills 2 Pakistani soldiers near Afghan border
8 months ago

Afghan official: Taliban kill 7 civilians in country's north

An Afghan official says a Taliban attack in northern Balkh province the previous day killed seven civilians
8 months ago
Afghan official: Taliban kill 7 civilians in country's north
8 months ago

Roadside bombing in Afghanistan kills 8, mostly children

An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has struck a minivan in southern Helmand province, killing at least eight civilians, including six children
8 months ago
Roadside bombing in Afghanistan kills 8, mostly children
8 months ago

US shames Afghan leaders' obstinance as pandemic looms

Washington has made an unprecedented threat to cut $1 billion in funding.
8 months ago
US shames Afghan leaders' obstinance even as pandemic looms
8 months ago

At least 17 Afghan forces killed in insider attack

An official said the Taliban carried out the attack, with help from insiders.
8 months ago
Official says 25 Afghan forces killed in insider attack
8 months ago

'We're in a crisis': US to cut $1B to Afghanistan to prod leaders and move peace process forward

'We're in a crisis': US to cut $1B to Afghanistan to prod leaders and move peace process forward.
8 months ago
US to cut $1B to Afghanistan to prod leaders, push peace process forward
9 months ago

US pauses Afghanistan deployments, isolates arrivals there

The U.S. military says it is pausing the movement of any new troops into Afghanistan and is quarantining 1,500 troops who recently arrived to avoid any spread of the coronavirus
9 months ago
US pauses Afghanistan deployments, isolates arrivals there
9 months ago

Afghan government postpones prisoner release, endangers deal

An Afghan official says the government has postponed the release of 1,500 Taliban prisoners
9 months ago
Afghan government postpones prisoner release, endangers deal
9 months ago

US starts troop pullout, seeks end to Afghan leaders' feud

The U.S. signed a peace deal with the Taliban.
9 months ago
US starts troop pullout, seeks end to Afghan leaders' feud
9 months ago

US starts to withdraw troops from Afghanistan as peace negotiations face 1st delay, violence hits presidential inauguration

The U.S. starts to withdraw troops from Afghanistan as peace negotiations face first delay as violence hits presidential inauguration.
9 months ago
US starts to withdraw troops from Afghanistan as peace negotiations face 1st delay
9 months ago

Top international court authorizes investigation into Afghanistan conflict war crimes

The International Court has sanctioned an investigation into alleged war crimes, committed by all parties in the conflict in Afghanistan.
9 months ago
Top international court authorizes investigation into Afghanistan conflict war crimes