Afghanistan

India against peace talks with Taliban sans Afghan government

Even as media reports cited the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying that Taliban was prepared to attend multilateral peace talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, sources said on Wednesday that India is against any dialogue with the militant group without the presence of the Afghan government.

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Over 20,000 Afghan refugees returned within a week: UN

Over 20,000 Afghan refugees have returned or have been deported from neighbouring Pakistan and Iran during the period of July 29 to August 4, the UN Migration Agency said on Tuesday.

35 killed in Afghan Shia mosque attack

At least 35 people were killed and more than 70 others wounded after two explosions ripped through a Shia mosque in Afghanistan's Gardez city on Friday, the media reported.

India condemns Indian national's killing in Afghanistan

The government on Thursday expressed "deep anguish" at the killing of an Indian national, along with two of his colleagues working in an international company in Afghanistan, and condemned the incident in the strongest terms.

1 killed as militants attack government office in Afghanistan

One assailant was killed and 11 people were injured when an explosion and ensuing gunfire rocked a government office building in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, officials said.

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