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Taliban fighters join peace process in Jawzjan

Taliban fighters join peace process in Jawzjan

The nine-member group has vowed to support the Afghan security forces in their fight against the Taliban and ISIS.

Tribal elders in Kandahar, Herat renew support for security forces

Tribal elders in Kandahar, Herat renew support for security forces

'It is our Islamic as well as our Afghan duty to support these forces against terrorists,' one elder said at a recent gathering in Kandahar.

Together with Afghan forces, Nangarhar residents take up arms against ISIS

Together with Afghan forces, Nangarhar residents take up arms against ISIS

More than 1,500 residents are now part of popular uprisings against the terrorist group.

Nuristan elders, scholars reaffirm support for Afghan security forces

Nuristan elders, scholars reaffirm support for Afghan security forces

About 150 religious scholars and tribal elders denounced the government's opponents and announced continuing support for Afghan security forces.

More Taliban join growing number of defectors in Nangarhar Province

More Taliban join growing number of defectors in Nangarhar Province

After fighting the government for ten years, the militants have pledged to join the peace process and work to rebuild Afghanistan.

ISIS suicide attack hits Shia cultural centre in Kabul, killing many youths

ISIS suicide attack hits Shia cultural centre in Kabul, killing many youths

Witnesses say the faces of the young victims were unrecognisable after multiple blasts hit an annual gathering.

Taliban suicide attack hits district police HQ in Kandahar

Taliban suicide attack hits district police HQ in Kandahar

Police officers prevented the Taliban suicide attacker from driving further into the compound, preventing many casualties.

'We are here to see this through,' US vice president tells Afghanistan

'We are here to see this through,' US vice president tells Afghanistan

US Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to meet with Afghan officials and thank the roughly 15,000 American troops stationed in the country.

Nangarhar kicks off poppy destruction effort at start of planting season

Nangarhar kicks off poppy destruction effort at start of planting season

Destroying opium poppy plants at the time of cultivation will give farmers time to plant other crops such as wheat, corn and vegetables, officials say.

Taliban extortion money from Farah used to buy Russian weapons

Taliban extortion money from Farah used to buy Russian weapons

Security forces are planning operations to rid the province of the militant group's make-shift 'customs stations'.