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44 Afghan troops training in US go missing from military bases

Nearly four dozen troops from Afghanistan visiting the United States for military training have vanished in less than two years, according to the US Defense Department.

Afghanistan signs peace accord with militant group

The Afghan government has inked a landmark peace deal with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of a militant group, following lengthy negotiations that could pave the way for him to make a comeback to political life.

Envoy: Growing ISIL Military Capacity Threatens Afghanistan in 2017

Russian presidential envoy for Afghanistan said ISIL terror group’s growing military capabilities threaten to pose a more formidable challenge next year if the banned terrorist group is not contained.

Afghanistan no backyard for terrorists: Larijani

Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani has warned of the threat of terrorism in the region, saying Afghanistan must not turn into a haven for terrorists.

US drone attack kills 22 Afghan soldiers: Helmand council

A US drone attack has killed 22 Afghan soldiers held by Taliban militants in the southern Helmand province, while Taliban have overrun a strategic district elsewhere.

Mortar attacks kill 2, injure dozens in Afghanistan’s Kunar

Two mortar attacks have killed two people and wounded dozens more in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar.

Crew of crashed Pakistani chopper held in Afghanistan freed

Pakistan says six crew members of a government helicopter, who were taken hostage last week after the aircraft crash-landed in Afghanistan, have been released.

Convoy of foreign tourists attacked in W Afghanistan, six wounded

Security officials in Afghanistan say a convoy of foreign tourists has come under attack in the country’s west.

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan at record high: UN

The United Nations has warned that civilian casualties have topped a record high this year in Afghanistan, describing the figure as "alarming and shameful."

Afghanistan observes day of national mourning after Kabul attack

Afghanistan is observing a day of national mourning after a Daesh-claimed bomb attack left 80 dead during a demonstration in the capital, Kabul.

NATO says 'ready to stay' in Afghanistan

NATO says it is “ready to stay” in Afghanistan, reiterating a pledge on funding for local security forces.

Iran warns of Daesh rise in Afghanistan

Iran’s mission to the United Nations has expressed concern over a rise in the activities of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in neighboring Afghanistan.

Leader calls for ‘communal unity’ in Afghanistan

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says “communal unity” is the key to resolving problems in Afghanistan, adding the Americans continue to harm the country.

Daesh-Taliban clashes kill 15 in Afghanistan

Afghan officials say at least 15 people have been killed in clashes between members of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group and Taliban militants in the country’s eastern province of Nangarhar.

Taliban militants overrun district in south Afghanistan

Members of the Taliban militant group have taken control of a district in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, local authorities say.

Iran warns of growing Daesh presence in Afghanistan

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed concern over the presence of Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in war-torn Afghanistan.

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