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Donald Trump advisor reaffirms 2,500 troops plan in Afghanistan by early 2021

Washington/Xinhua: US President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien on Friday reaffirmed that US troops in Afghanistan would be reduced to 2,500 level by early 2021.

Afghanistan: Blast hits Mehtarlam town leaves 2 killed

Kabul: A magnetic bomb explosion  on a police vehicle in Mehtarlam region of Afghanistan left two people killed, media reports said on Wednesday.

Thousands displaced by fighting in southern Afghanistan

New York: Thousands of people have been displaced and critical health services interrupted, after fighting erupted on 11 October in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, the UN humanitarian office has reported.

Afghanistan: 10 Taliban fighters killed in their own roadside bomb

Kandahar, Afghanistan/Xinhua: Ten Taliban militants were killed as their vehicle ran over a mine planted by the group in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Monday, Kandahar police spokesman Jamal Barikzai said Tuesday.

Blast targeting police patrol team kills 1, wounds 5 in southern Afghanistan

Kandahar/Xinhua: At least one police constable was killed and five others including four civilians were injured as a blast targeted a police patrol team in Kandahar city, the capital of Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, provincial police spokesman Jamal Barikzai said.

Afghan forces carry out attack on Taliban in Helmand Province: Local authorities

Kabul/Sputnik: The Afghan Air Force has successfully carried out an attack on a group of Taliban insurgents in the southern Helmand Province, capturing the Taliban’s local deputy governor, the Helmand Governor’s press office said in a statement.

Afghan forces kill 5 Taliban militants in northern Faryab Province

Kabul/Sputnik: Afghan military repelled an overnight Taliban attack on security posts in the northern Faryab province and killed five militants during the clash, Karim Yorash, a spokesman for the provincial police, told Sputnik on Sunday.

Afghanistan: Two Pakistani Taliban terrorists killed in drone strike 

Kabul: A drone strike in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province has left two Pakistani Taliban insurgents killed, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Civilian bus collides with roadside mine, 2 killed

Kabul: At least two people were killed as a Mercedes-Benz O404 passenger bus collided with a roadside mine in Afghanistan's Zawul district on Friday, media reports said.

Pakistani army chief, US special envoy discuss Afghan peace process

Islamabad/Xinhua: Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with visiting U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in Rawalpindi on Thursday and discussed the Afghan peace process, the Pakistani army said.

Afghan police arrest 5 drug smugglers, destroy 2 heroin labs

Kabul/Xinhua: The police have arrested five drug smugglers and destroyed two heroin labs in separate operations in Afghanistan, said a statement released by the Ministry of Interior Affairs on Tuesday.

UN condemns deadly suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan

New York: The United Nations has strongly condemned Saturday’s suicide attack on a government building in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, and underlined that the perpetrators must be brought to justice. 

Afghan President Ghani starts official visit to Kuwait, Qatar - Presidential Palace

Kabul/Sputnik: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is heading a high-ranking government delegation that has departed for an official visit to Kuwait, as well as Qatar, the presidential palace said in a statement.

Afghanistan: Taliban attack leaves four civilians killed

Kabul: An attack carried out by Taliban terrorists in Afghanistan's Kapsia region has left four civilians killed, media reports said.

Afghanistan: 2 government employees shot dead in Kabul

Kabul: At least two government employees were shot dead in Afghanistan's Kabul city on Sunday, media reports said.