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Taliban launches ‘massive’ attack on Kunduz in northern Afghanistan

(The guardians): At least three civilians and 36 Taliban fighters have been killed after the militant group launched a “massive” attack on Kunduz, one of Afghanistan’s largest cities, the government said. The assault on Saturday led to running gun battles throughout the city and came as the Taliban continued negotiations with the US on ending

Taliban ‘mistakenly’ kidnaps six Afghan journalists

(ALJAZEERA News): Taliban says its fighters have "mistakenly" kidnapped six Afghan journalists working for private and government media organisations in eastern Paktia province. "Yes, our mujahideens [fighters] have mistakenly kidnapped them," said Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the armed group, according to a Reuters news agency report on Saturday. "Right now mobile services are not

Trump says he ‘called off’ peace talks with Taliban over attack

(ALJAZEERA News): US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he cancelled peace talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders after the group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed a US soldier and 11 other people. Trump made the announcement in a series of tweets, saying he "called off" the peace negotiations and "cancelled"

Taliban profits from drug trafficking take a major hit in Farah

(Salaam Times): HERAT -- Afghan forces earlier this month destroyed a base and drug-storage facility belonging to the Taliban in Pusht Rod District, Farah Province, as part of a campaign to cut off the group's income. The operation on August 17 also resulted in the capture of five members of the Taliban including Mullah Marjan,

Bombings in Kabul and nearby province claim many lives

(Afghanistan News): KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a car bombing in Kabul that has taken the lives of twelve people, including 2 Nato soldiers, and ten civilians. 40 others were wounded. A few hours later, a car bomb exploded outside an Afghan military base in a neighbouring province, killing four civilians.

Trump calls off US-Taliban peace talks after Kabul attack

Washington DC [USA], Sept 8 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he called off peace negotiations with the Taliban after the group claimed responsibility for the Kabul car bombing which killed 12 people, including an American soldier. In a series of tweets, Trump said he also cancelled a "secret meeting" with the Taliban