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Fighting ceases in Afghanistan’s Ghazni, but fear remains

Afghan forces appear to have finally pushed Taliban fighters from the strategic city of Ghazni, as shopkeepers and residents warily return to the streets after days of intense ground fighting and US airstrikes.

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Fighting ceases in Afghanistan’s Ghazni, but fear remains

Afghan forces appear to have finally pushed Taliban fighters from the strategic city of Ghazni, as shopkeepers and residents warily return to the streets after days of intense ground fighting and US airstrikes.

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Mass Injuries, Over 100 Dead in Afghan Clashes

(13 Aug 2018) Four days of fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over a key provincial capital has claimed the lives of about 100 Afghan policemen and soldiers and at least 20 civilians, Afghanistan’s defense minister said Monday. (Aug. 13)

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Afghans return home in record numbers as Iran currency plunges

Migrant workers squeezed into battered taxis pull into the Four Seasons of Freedom hotel in western Afghanistan, part of a wave of Afghans forced to leave Iran after a currency implosion wiped out their earnings. A record 442,344 Afghans have voluntarily returned or been deported from Iran this year as looming US sanctions — which began to be reimposed this week — fuelled a run on the rial and spurred inflation.

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Afghan amputee marchers embark on gruelling peace trek

Twenty Afghan amputees, some in wheelchairs and others on crutches, begin a gruelling trek of hundreds of kilometres across Afghanistan, demanding an end to the war that cost them their limbs.

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Afghanistan’s national circus festival kicks off in Kabul

Afghanistan’s National Circus begins its annual circus performances in Kabul. The circus performances run for eight days with the circus teams performing in different parts of Kabul.

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Two attacks in Afghanistan kill at least 26 people

A suicide bomb and gun attack by militants on an Afghan government building in Jalalabad on Tuesday killed at least 15 people, some burned “beyond recognition”, officials said, the latest in a series of assaults on the eastern city. On the other side of the country a roadside bomb apparently intended for security forces hit a passenger bus and killed 11 people, marking yet another bloody day for civilians who have borne the brunt of violence in Afghanistan.