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Afghanistan: Taliban shadow district governor killed

Kabul, June 7 (IBNS) A shadow district governor of Taliban in Afghanistan's Paktika province has been killed by the security forces, media reports said on Sunday.

Afghanistan: Khost blast injures 9

Khost, May 7 (IBNS): At least nine people, including six policemen, were injured in a blast in Afghanistan's Khost province on Thursday, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Suicide attack on AGO's staff vehicle, 1 killed

Kabul, May 4 (IBNS) A suicide attack targeting Attorney General's staff vehicle on Monday killed a person while injured 15 others here, media reports said.

Afghanistan: UN envoy deplores latest deadly attack on civilians

New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): The top United Nations envoy for Afghanistan has condemned "in the strongest terms" today's deadly suicide attack in the city of Khost, in the country's far east, which reportedly left dozens of people dead and injured.

Afghanistan: Militants attack bus, kill 13 civilians

Kabul, Mar 24 (IBNS): Militants attacked civilian bus on Kabul-Ghazni highway which killed at least 13 people, media reports said on Tuesday.

Afghanistan: UN condemns brutal killing of mentally ill woman

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) United Nations officials in Afghanistan have strongly condemned the brutal killing of a 27-year-old mentally ill woman, who was attacked yesterday by an angry crowd accusing her of burning a copy of the Quran.

Afghanistan: 23 militants killed

Kabul, Jan 21 (IBNS) At least 23 militants have been killed during militant operations in Afghanistan's Tashguzar area, media reports said on Wednesday.

Afghanistan: UN-backed mine clearing project reports 34 killed during 2014

New York, Jan 16 (IBNS) The United Nations-supported Mine Action Programme in Afghanistan (MAPA) has said on Thursday that while 2014 could prove to have been a major turning point in the country’s long and tortured history, it was also a year that had inflicted “immense and unprecedented tragedy” on the programme’s personnel.

Afghanistan: Security Council backs agreement on new non-combat NATO mission

New York, Dec 13 (IBNS) Amid ongoing violence in Afghanistan, the United Nations Security Council on Friday welcomed the agreement between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Afghan Government to establish a new non-combat, training, advisory and assistance mission, which would begin operation in January 2015.

Opium harvest in Afghanistan hits new high in 2014-UN

New York, Nov 13 (IBNS): Opium cultivation and production in Afghanistan reached record levels this year, with the former increasing seven per cent to 224,000 hectares in 2014, and production levels potentially climbing as much as 17 per cent, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

In Afghanistan, UN crime chief pledges support to combat 'disastrous' drug trade, corruption

New York, Nov 11 (IBNS) Visiting Kabul over the weekend, the head of the United Nations agency combating all forms of criminal activity, met with newly-elected President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and pledged support to counter the harmful effects of illicit drugs, organized crime and corruption on Afghanistan and its people.

10 policemen killed in triple blasts in Afghanistan

Kabul, Nov 10 (IBNS): At least 10 policemen died and several others injured after triple blasts rocked East Afghanistan's three cities, including capital Kabul on Monday, media reported.

Ashraf Ghani took oath as new Afghan President

Kabul, Sept 29 (IBNS): Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took oath as Afghanistan's new President on Monday as suicide blast ripped capital Kabul killing four at the same time.

UN deplores deliberate killing of civilians in Afghanistan's Farah province

New York, Sept 2 (IBNS) The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned the deliberate killing of 12 civilians in the western province of Farah for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.

Afghanistan: UN envoy praises international troops after deadly attack

New York, Aug 6 (IBNS)A “tragedy” is how the top United Nations official in Afghanistan summed up an attack on international forces on Tuesday outside of Kabul in which a man wearing an Afghan military uniform reportedly gunned down at least 15 troops, including a high-ranking officer.