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Afghanistan fighting continues despite peace talks

More violence has erupted between Taliban fighters and government troops in Afghanistan. Parts of a military base were destroyed after a car bomb exploded in Wardak Province, not far from the capital, Kabul. Security officials say four Taliban fighters were killed, while four members of the Afghan security forces were …

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Afghanistan: US stands down in Helmand, Taliban to do the same

Attacks by the Taliban in several districts of Helmand and parts of neighbouring Kandahar province have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in the past few days; they are now displaced and struggling without adequate food and shelter. Local officials accuse the Taliban of teaming up with …

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Afghanistan fighting continues despite peace talks

More violence has erupted between Taliban fighters and government troops in Afghanistan. Parts of a military base were destroyed after a car bomb exploded in Wardak Province, not far from the capital, Kabul. Security officials say four Taliban fighters were killed, while four members of the Afghan security forces were …

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Thousands flee amid fighting between Taliban and Afghan forces

Heavy fighting is continuing in Afghanistan’s southwestern province of Helmand between Taliban fighters and government troops. Violence escalated on Sunday, despite continuing peace negotiations in Qatar that started more than a month ago. More than 30,000 people have since fled to the provincial capital of Lashkar Gar. Al Jazeera’s Charlotte …

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Insistence on violence will marginalise perpetrators: Afghan FM

Historic talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in the Qatari capital might have stalled for days, but Mohammed Haneef Atmar, Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister, remains optimistic about their outcome. “The reality now is that we have face-to-face direct negotiation, which shows welcome progress; yes, we have obstacles and …

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