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US hits Islamic State with ‘mother of all bombs’

The US dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, a report said. It was the first time the

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Iran-Afghanistan rail project on fast track

Work on the Iran-Afghanistan railway project is progressing at a steady pace with the network, linking the two neighbours, due for completion early next year, said a report, citing a senior official. This comes as part of Iran'

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Iran-Afghanistan rail project on fast track

Work on the Iran-Afghanistan railway project is progressing at a steady pace with the network, linking the two neighbours, due for completion early next year, said a report, citing a senior official. This comes as part of Iran'

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Over 100 dead after avalanches hit Pak-Afghan border

At least 119 people have died along the Afghan-Pakistani border after three days of heavy snowfall caused a series of deadly avalanches on Sunday. The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers reach isolated regions where it'

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4 killed in suicide bombing at US base in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber dressed as a labourer blew himself up on Saturday at the largest American military base in Afghanistan, killing four Americans, said a report, citing Defence Secretary Ash Carter. Two members of the armed services

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Hundreds killed in fierce fighting in Afghanistan

Hundreds of members of Afghanistan’s security forces have been killed recently fighting insurgent attacks on the main city in the southern province of Helmand, officials said on Friday. Abdul Majeed Akhonzada, deputy head of

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Iran, Afghanistan to develop Chabahar Port

Top officials from Iran and Afghanistan recently held a meeting to discuss the development of the Chabahar Port in the south-eastern Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan, said a report. The meeting was held between Iran's to

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Afghan Taliban leader likely killed in US drone strike

The US conducted a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorised by US President Barack Obama, officials said.

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50 killed in Afghanistan bus-fuel tanker collision

Around 50 people were killed and scores were injured in Afghanistan when two buses collided with a fuel tanker on a highway in the central province of Ghazni, causing a massive explosion, officials said on Sunday. Jawid Salangi, a

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Explosions at Indian consulate in Afghan city

Gunfire and explosions rocked the area around the Indian consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Sunday night as security forces battled gunmen who tried to enter the compound, officials said. Two loud blasts an

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