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Afghanistan security forces thwart Taliban terrorists attempt to damage India-built Salma Dam

Herat: Afghanistan security forces on Tuesday night thwarted Taliban terrorists' attempt to attack India-built  Salma Dam in Herat province, country's government confirmed on Wednesday.

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan set to hit unprecedented highs in 2021: UN

Kabul: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan in the first half of 2021 reached record levels, including a particularly sharp increase in killings and injuries since May when international military forces began their withdrawal and the fighting intensified following the Taliban’s offensive, the UN said on Monday.

Afghanistan: Security force members take back Kaldar district from Taliban

Kabul:  Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) members have taken back  Kaldar district from Taliban group, media reports said on Monday.

Afghanistan: Security forces kill 89 Taliban terrorists in past 24 hours

Kabul: Afghanistan security forces killed 89 Taliban terrorists while conducting operations in several provinces in the country in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence said on Monday.

Afghan girls bag award at international astronomy competition

Even as the future of their conflict-ridden country hangs in the balance, a group of Afghan girls from the western city of Herat gave their war-weary people something to cheer about when they won an award at the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition hosted by Poland which was held online early in July.

Afghanistan: Rockets land close to Presidential palace in Kabul, no casualty

Kabul: Afghanistan capital Kabul city was rocked by three rockets as they  landed in PD one and PD two when country's president Ashraf Ghani  was busy performing Eid-l-Adha prayer along with officials and politicians in the Presidential palace on Tuesday, media reports said.

Taliban members capture town on Afghan side of Chaman-Spin Boldak border: Pakistan official

Islamabad: Pakistan has confirmed that Taliban members have captured a key town on the Afghan side of its Chaman-Spin Boldak border.

Afghanistan: 270,000 newly displaced this year, warns UNHCR

New York: The worsening security situation across Afghanistan in the wake of foreign troop withdrawal and Taliban advances, has forced an estimated 270,000 from their homes since January, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Tuesday, bringing the total internally displaced to more than 3.5 million.

Growing civilian casualties from intense fighting in Afghanistan; thousands displaced from homes

The civilian population in Afghanistan is caught in the intense fighting happening across the country between the Taliban and the Afghan government forces, and casualty numbers among them through roadside IED bombings are rising by the day. In June alone, 141 civilians were killed and 511 were wounded, according to conservative figures provided by Afghan Interior Ministry.

Afghanistan TV presenter killed in suicide attempt

Kabul: An Afghanistan news presenter was killed in a suicide attempt on Friday, media reports said.

Afghan forces kill 6 militants in eastern Ghazni province

Ghazni, Afghanistan, July 24 (Xinhua/UNI) At least six militants have been killed as government forces pounded Taliban hideouts in parts of the eastern Ghazni province, said a statement of provincial administration released on Wednesday.  

Women journalists in Afghanistan defiant in the face of violence

New York, May 3 (IBNS): The dangers of working as a journalist in Afghanistan have been dramatically underlined by an attack in the capital Kabul on Monday in which nine Afghan photographers and reporters were killed. They had gone to report on a suicide attack, and were targeted by a second suicide bomber when they arrived on the scene.