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Afghan prison stormed Islamic State militants claim responsibility for attack on Afghan prison

In an attack which began on Sunday evening, terrorists slammed an explosive-laden vehicle to enter a prison in Jalalabad province. As many as 24 people were killed and 43 sustained injuries in the ensuing fighting

Afghanistan Car blast Car explosion in Afghanistan after truce announcement 

At least 18 people lost their lives and 21 were critically wounded in a car bomb blast in Afghanistan’s Logar province on July 30, Thursday

Afghanistan ceasefire Taliban ceasefire brightens hopes for talks in Afghanistan

The Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire on the occasion of Eid, which would be the third since June 2019. The ceasefire comes after a particularly brutal few weeks of clashes between the group and government forces

Afghan forces 45 people killed in airstrike in Afghanistan

Officials in Adraskan district claimed the airstrike was carried out by the Afghan security forces in Herat district’s Kham Ziarat area. As per eyewitness accounts, the airstrike targeted a wedding party 

Taliban attacks Afghanistan Taliban intensifies attacks ahead of intra-Afghan talks

At least 21 security personnel and two civilians were killed in Taliban attacks in the northern Kunduz province on July 13, Monday. The Afghan government estimates 284 attacks carried out by the Taliban last week

Afghan Car bomb blast Attacks against civilians continue in Afghanistan

At least 25 civilians, including children, lost their lives in a bomb blast in a market area in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on June 29, Monday. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far

Attacks increase in Afghanistan Afghanistan records increasing Taliban attacks ahead of negotiations

The Afghan government claims that last week was the bloodiest in the country’s 19 years of fighting. The National Security Council noted that 422 attacks were carried out by the Taliban leading to the death of close to 300 security personnel

Close to 3 million Afghans remain displaced, says UNHCR report

Of Afghanistan’s total population of 38 million, one-fifth are former refugees who have returned in the past two decades. However, in 2019, only 8,400 returned, the lowest in many years

Taliban prisoners released Afghan government to release 900 more Taliban prisoners, urges Taliban to extend Eid ceasefire

The Afghan government has released close to 1,100 Taliban prisoners since February this year, in response to which the Taliban has released about 300 Afghan security forces personnel

Afghanistan Ghani-Abdullah deal Ghani-Abdullah power sharing deal marks an end to stalemate in Afghanistan

According to the agreement, president Ashraf Ghani will continue as the Afghan president while rival Abdullah Abdullah will lead the peace talks with the Taliban. Abdullah will also choose an equal number of ministers in the government

Intra-Afghan conflict is biggest barrier to peace

Former Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about the US-Taliban agreement to bring peace to Afghanistan. They discuss the challenges in the implementation of the agreement and the interests of the various parties involved.

After US-Taliban agreement, intra-Afghan talks to be the main decider

The upcoming intra-Afghan peace negotiations, likely to take place 10 days after the agreement, will decide if the peace process between the US and the Taliban can be sustainable

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