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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in South-Central Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China.

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Kent rope in Afghan spinner Qais Ahmad for T20 Blast and County Championship
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Kent rope in Afghan spinner Qais Ahmad for T20 Blast and County Championship

Afghanistan leg pinner Qais Ahmad has signed with Kent to feature in the forthcoming season of the T20 Blast. ...

Taliban overruns district close to Afghan capital
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Taliban overruns district close to Afghan capital

Amid the recent surge in violence, the Taliban overran a district in Wardak province in central Afghanistan near Kabul.

2 civilians killed, 3 injured in bomb blast in Afghanistan
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2 civilians killed, 3 injured in bomb blast in Afghanistan

Two civilians were killed and three others wounded in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, local police confirmed.

Afghans deserve much more than an Eid ceasefire, says US envoy Khalilzad
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Afghans deserve much more than an Eid ceasefire, says US envoy Khalilzad

Amid the surge in violence in Afghanistan in recent weeks, US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad on Tuesday welcomed the announcements by the Taliban and the Afghan government to uphold ceasefire in the country during the festival of Eid.

Kabul school blasts death toll rises to over 60
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Kabul school blasts death toll rises to over 60

The death toll from recent explosions near a school in Kabul has climbed to at least 63, with over 150 others wounded, said the Afghan Government.

Over dozen bus passengers killed in roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan's Zabul
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Over dozen bus passengers killed in roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan's Zabul

After a bombing near a school in Kabul that claimed over 60 lives, a roadside bomb exploded on a passenger bus in Afghanistan's Zabul province, killing over a dozen people, according to a local source.

Afghan President condemns Kabul bombing, calls for national day of mourning
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Afghan President condemns Kabul bombing, calls for national day of mourning

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday condemned the terrorist attack on a school in Kabul and called for a national day of mourning in wake of the incident.

UNICEF chief strongly condemns Kabul bombing, says violence in or around schools never acceptable
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UNICEF chief strongly condemns Kabul bombing, says violence in or around schools never acceptable

Leading UN officials on Saturday condemned the deadly bombing outside a high school in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, which led to the deaths of at least 30 people, including several school children.

Large scale violence grips Afghanistan
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Large scale violence grips Afghanistan

Amid the ongoing drawdown of US troops from Afghanistan, the war-torn country has seen a spike in the incidents of violence in recent weeks, leading to casualties of Afghan security forces and civilians.

Blasts outside school in Afghanistan's Kabul: Death toll rises to 30
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Blasts outside school in Afghanistan's Kabul: Death toll rises to 30

At least 30 people were killed and more than 52 were injured in blasts that occurred near a school in Afghanistan's Kabul on Saturday.

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