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Afghan forces hunt down Taliban fighters after abortive attack on Ghazni city

False claims by the Taliban that the militants had seized most of the government buildings in the city were an attempt at creating 'strategically inconsequential headlines', said US Forces Afghanistan.

Herat residents welcome Taliban's inclinations toward a ceasefire

At a gathering of more than 1,000 Herat residents, the chairman of the local peace council informed participants that members of the Taliban and the council have recently met and discussed peace.

Afghan forces reopen key Kunar highway blocked by Taliban

Taliban militants built a stone wall on the road a year ago, blocking access for cars in an effort to prevent government officials from commuting.

'Peace does not mean failure,' Helmand leaders tell Taliban

More than 1,000 religious scholars and tribal elders, as well as about 300 women, called on the Taliban to declare a lasting ceasefire for Eid ul Adha and hold talks with the Afghan government.

Afghans urge Taliban to declare lasting ceasefire ahead of Eid ul Adha

There are indications that various Taliban leaders are inclined to launch peace talks with the government, according to the High Peace Council.

Burqa-clad suicide bombers target Shia mosque in Gardez

Once inside the mosque, the two attackers opened fire on the crowd of worshipers before detonating their bombs.

Afghan police find bodies of 3 abducted foreign nationals in Kabul

The victims were from India, Macedonia and Malaysia and worked for France's Sodexo, according to Afghan officials.

ISIS fighters in Jawzjan surrender en masse to Afghan forces

ISIS fighters have surrendered to authorities before but this time is different: its regional leader and deputy surrendered with more than 150 fighters all at once.

'Iran is our enemy', says Afghan general in Farah

Iran's support for the Taliban in Farah Province is aimed at hindering the development of a key dam and antagonising the United States, local officials say.

Taliban-ISIS clashes in Jawzjan leave 'more than 300' militants dead

The rivalry between the two militant groups is intensifying, and prompted some Taliban fighters to even rape and murder ISIS women.

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