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Aid worker killed, another abducted in Kabul attack

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Aid worker killed, another abducted in Kabul attack

- (CNN)A German woman was shot and killed and her Afghan guard beheaded when attackers targeted a guest house for aid workers Saturday night in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to Afghan Interior Ministry acting spokesman Najib Danish. A Finnish woman also staying at the guest house was abducted, Danish said. The German and Finnish nationals were members of the NGO Operation Mercy, according to a statement on the group's website

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Taliban raid kills 20 policemen in southern Afghanistan

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Taliban raid kills 20 policemen in southern Afghanistan

- At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed early Sunday when Taliban fighters stormed multiple security outposts in the volatile southern province of Zabul, officials said, as the insurgents escalate their annual spring offensive. Local officials made desperate calls to Afghan television stations to seek attention as they were unable to get hold of senior authorities for help, highlighting the disarray in security ranks

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Afghanistan : 20 policiers tués par les talibans

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Afghanistan : 20 policiers tués par les talibans

- Afghanistan : 20 policiers tués par les talibans Six postes de police afghans ont été visés par une attaque coordonnée dans le sud-est du pays. Une quinzaine de policiers ont également été blessés. Source AFP Une attaque coordonnée contre six postes afghans dans le sud-est du pays et revendiquée par les talibans a fait vingt victimes parmi les policiers afghans dimanche, ont indiqué des responsables locaux

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Taliban raid kills 20 policemen in southern Afghanistan

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Taliban raid kills 20 policemen in southern Afghanistan

- At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed today when Taliban fighters stormed multiple security outposts in the volatile southern province of Zabul, officials said, as the insurgents escalate their annual spring offensive. Local officials made desperate calls to journalists to seek attention as they were unable to get hold of senior authorities for help, media reported, highlighting the disarray in security ranks

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German and Afghan guard killed in Kabul guest house attack

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German and Afghan guard killed in Kabul guest house attack

- Kabul (AFP) - A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed as gunmen stormed an international guest house in central Kabul, officials said Sunday, as insecurity rises in the war-torn country. A Finnish woman is missing and presumed to be kidnapped in the attack late Saturday on the guest house run by a Swedish charity called Operation Mercy. No one has so far claimed responsibility for the incident, the latest in a series of assaults on aid workers in Afghanistan

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Taliban raid kills 20 policemen in southern Afghanistan

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Taliban raid kills 20 policemen in southern Afghanistan

- At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed early Sunday when Taliban fighters stormed multiple security outposts in the volatile southern province of Zabul, officials said, as the insurgents escalate their annual spring offensive. Local officials made desperate calls to Afghan television stations to seek attention as they were unable to get hold of senior authorities for help, highlighting the disarray in security ranks

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Two Killed As Gunmen Attack Bank In Eastern Afghanistan

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Two Killed As Gunmen Attack Bank In Eastern Afghanistan

- Gardez: Gunmen entered a bank in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday and opened fire, killing at least two people and wounding many more, officials said. An unknown number of attackers struck a bank in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province. The governor's office said at least two people were killed and three more were wounded, with at least three attackers also killed by security forces

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Army Ranger honored for saving 3 lives in Afghanistan

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Army Ranger honored for saving 3 lives in Afghanistan

- JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD -- U.S. Army Ranger Sergeant First Class Joshua Leach received the military’s third-highest honor Friday: the Silver Star. “This is what we were born to do, this is what we were trained to do,” said Leach. Leach was one of more than 150 U.S. Army Rangers honored with military medals Friday following their recent deployment to Afghanistan. He was the only to receive the Silver Star for his actions on January 1

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TV channel dedicated to women set to begin broadcasting in conservative Afghanistan

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TV channel dedicated to women set to begin broadcasting in conservative Afghanistan

- KABUL (REUTERS) - A new TV channel dedicated to women is set to begin broadcasting in Afghanistan, the first of its kind in a country whose media industry, like many areas of society, remains dominated by men. Zan TV ("Women's TV") launches on Sunday (May 21) with an all-female staff of presenters and producers, following a high-profile marketing campaign on billboards in Kabul and on social media

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Donald Trump to discuss extremism in Afghanistan, Pakistan with Muslim leaders during his visit to Saudi Arabia

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Donald Trump to discuss extremism in Afghanistan, Pakistan with Muslim leaders during his visit to Saudi Arabia

- US President Donald Trump will discuss steps to continue the fight against the ISIS and extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan as he addresses the Muslim world during his visit to Saudi Arabia this week. The discussion on extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan would come up as part of the larger debate within the Islamic world and specifically to this part of the world, a senior Trump administration official said on the condition of anonymity on Wednesday

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ISIS claims to be behind attack on Afghan TV station

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ISIS claims to be behind attack on Afghan TV station

- JALALABAD (Afghanistan) • The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a national TV station in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar that killed at least six people and wounded at least 17. As the attack unfolded yesterday, heavy gunfire could be heard from around the building of Radio Television Afghanistan, the country's state broadcaster, near the governor's compound in the provincial capital of Jalalabad

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Suicide bombers storm Afghan state broadcaster

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Suicide bombers storm Afghan state broadcaster

- Four of the dead were RTA employees while the other two were police officers Suicide bombers stormed the national television station in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city on Wednesday, killing six people as gunfights and explosions rocked the building with journalists trapped inside, officials and eyewitnesses said. Four of the dead worked for Radio Television Afghanistan, while the other two were police officers

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Suicide bombers storm Afghan state broadcaster

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Suicide bombers storm Afghan state broadcaster

- Suicide bombers stormed the national television station in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city on Wednesday, killing six people as gunfights and explosions rocked the building with journalists trapped inside, officials and eyewitnesses said. At least 17 others were left wounded in the four-hour assault on Radio Television Afghanistan, which marks the latest in a string of attacks on media workers in the conflict-torn country

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Suicide Bombers Storm TV Station in Afghanistan

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Suicide Bombers Storm TV Station in Afghanistan

- Photo JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Suicide bombers stormed the state television offices in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, officials said, with heavy fighting underway and a large number of casualties feared. The office of the governor of Nangarhar Province, where Jalalabad is, said four attackers had stormed the building. Two of the attackers had been killed, and security forces were trying to track down the other two

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Heavy fighting erupts as gunmen stage attack on Afghan state television broadcaster

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Heavy fighting erupts as gunmen stage attack on Afghan state television broadcaster

- JALALABAD, Afghanistan (REUTERS) - Gunmen attacked a building of Afghan state television broadcaster RTA in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday (May 17) and engaged in a gun battle with security forces, the provincial governor's spokesman said. "We can confirm that a number of insurgents have entered the building," said Mr Attaullah Khughyani. "Who they are, and what their target is, is still not clear

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Gunmen Attack State TV Station In Afghanistan

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Gunmen Attack State TV Station In Afghanistan

- Jalalabad: Gunmen attacked a building of Afghan state television in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday and engaged in a gun battle with security forces, the provincial governor's spokesman said. "We can confirm that a number of insurgents have entered the building," said Attaullah Khughyani. "Who they are, and what their target is, is still not clear." He said there appeared to have been at least three attackers, two of whom had blown themselves up while at least one was still fighting

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  • German woman killed, Afghan guard beheaded in Kabul
    German woman killed, Afghan guard beheaded in Kabul

    , the-star.co.ke

    Gunmen in the Afghan capital Kabul have attacked a guesthouse, killing a German woman and beheading an Afghan guard. The attackers stormed a guesthouse run by a Swedish NGO, Operation Mercy, at about 23:30 (19:00 GMT) on Saturday, the Afghan interior ministry said. A second woman, from Finland, is missing and has possibly been kidnapped, the ministry said. In a separate attack, Taliban militants killed 20 police officers at checkpoints in southern Afghanistan

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  • Afghan official: Bomb at religious school kills chief cleric
    Afghan official: Bomb at religious school kills chief cleric

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    An Afghan official says a bombing at a religious school in northern Parwan province has killed the chief cleric and wounded four students. Deputy governor Shah Wali Shahid says the head of the Parwan clerical council, Mawlavi Abdul Rahim Hanafi, was assassinated in the explosion. Shahid says Hanafi was the main target of the bombing, which took place today morning at the madrassa in Charakar, the provincial capital

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  • Pakistan says to use Google Maps in Afghan border dispute
    Pakistan says to use Google Maps in Afghan border dispute

    , straitstimes.com

    ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan and Afghanistan plan on using Google Maps to help resolve a border dispute that led to deadly clashes last week, a senior Pakistani security source said Monday (May 8). At least eight civilians were killed on both sides in fighting that began when a Pakistani census team accompanied by soldiers visited disputed villages along the southern border on Friday

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