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China blames US troop withdrawal for surge of attacks in Afghanistan
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China blames US troop withdrawal for surge of attacks in Afghanistan

China has blamed the abrupt withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan for a surge of attacks in the country, days after a series of explosions in Kabul killed over 60 people, mostly girl students.

75 percent mining sites in Afghanistan under Taliban, strongmen's control: Report
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75 percent mining sites in Afghanistan under Taliban, strongmen's control: Report

Around 75 per cent of total mining sites in Afghanistan are under the control of Taliban and local strongmen, leading to their dominance in the sector which has the potential to generate large government revenues in the country.

US drawdown from Afghanistan puts CPEC projects at risk: Report
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US drawdown from Afghanistan puts CPEC projects at risk: Report

There is a looming sense of fear in Pakistan that the US withdrawal from Afghanistan will increase instability in its neighbourhood, and add security threats in the region while putting China's Belt and Road projects at risk, Nikkei Asia reports.

Pakistani Taliban bomber captured in Afghanistan's Nangarhar
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Pakistani Taliban bomber captured in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

Amid the recent surge in violence, Afghan Intelligence operative have arrested a Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province.

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.

Pakistan should play sincere role in Afghan peace process, says President Ghani
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Pakistan should play sincere role in Afghan peace process, says President Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with Pakistan army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and Gen. Sir Nick Carter, Britain's Chief of the Defence Staff and Head of the British Armed Forces in Kabul on Monday and discussed Pakistan's role in the peace process, and the escalation of violence in Afghanistan.

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.

Taliban declares 3-day ceasefire for Eid celebrations post Kabul school blasts
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Taliban declares 3-day ceasefire for Eid celebrations post Kabul school blasts

Two days after a deadly bombing outside a school in Kabul claimed the lives of over 60 students, the Taliban on Monday announced that they would observe a three-day ceasefire for the festival of Eid.

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.

Afghan forces retake outposts in Baghlan as fighting escalates with Taliban across country
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Afghan forces retake outposts in Baghlan as fighting escalates with Taliban across country

The Afghan National Army's commando forces broke the siege in Dahana-e-Ghori district in the northern province of Baghlan today where fighting has been going on for the last three days with Taliban forces.

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