5 Haqqani militants killed in Afghan raid

Five militants of Haqqani militant group were killed in an Afghan Air Force-led airstrike in Afghanistan's Paktika province, the country's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Militants attack Afghan intelligence agency's training centre

Armed militants attacked a National Directorate of Security (NDS) training centre in Kabul on Thursday and heavy clashes were ongoing, officials said.

Taliban continue offensive to seize Ghazni


The Taliban on Sunday continued with their offensive to seize control of the strategic easter Afghan city of Ghazni, the third day in a row on which their forces battled government troops supported by US airstrikes.

16 killed as Taliban attack Afghanistan's Ghazni city

At least 16 people were killed as the Taliban launched a brazen attack on the strategic Afghan city of Ghazni in the early hours of Friday, seizing a number of key buildings and trading fire with security forces.

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.

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