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  • Taliban attacks Afghanistan police and military bases, at least 10 killed

    Kabul: The Taliban on Monday attacked Afghan police and military bases, killing at least 10 members of the security forces, Afghan officials said. In northwestern Badghis province, five officers were killed, including Abdul Hakim, the police commander of a reserve unit, in an attack that took place near the provincial capital of Qala-i-Now. Jamshid Shahabi, spokesman for the Badghis governor, said around 22 Taliban fighters were killed and 16 others were wounded during the

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    Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills 32, 132 injured in attack on protestors

    Afghanistan: At least 32 people have been killed and around 130 wounded in a suicide attack on a gathering of protestors in eastern Afghanistan. A suicide bomber is believed to have targeted a group of men who demanded the dismissal of a local police commander in the country’s Achin district, Al Jazeera quoted the governor’s spokesman, Ataullah Khogyani. However, the reason for the demonstration against the police chief was not immediately clear.

  • Afghanistan: 1 student killed in twin bomb attack near girls’ school

    Jalalabad: A boy was killed and four others wounded in a double bombing outside a girls’ school in restive eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials and witnesses said, in the latest violence to hit the country. The first explosion happened in front of Malika Omaira girls’ school in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, at around 8:30 am, provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani told AFP.

  • Roadside bomb kills 2 policemen in Afghanistan, says official

    Kabul: An Afghan official says at least two police officers, including a district police chief, have been killed by a roadside bomb in northwestern Badghis province. Jamshid Shahabi, spokesman for the provincial governor, says Ismail Khan, chief of police for the Muqar district, was on patrol when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb, killing him and a fellow officer.

  • India to play first Test against WI on October 4

    New Delhi : India will begin its seven-week home series against the West Indies with a Test match at Rajkot on October 4, less than a week after the completion of the Asia Cup. The BCCI on Tuesday announced the fixtures of the home series against West Indies which will culminate on November 11.

  • Afghan Taliban announces death of Haqqani network leader Jalaluddin

    Kabul: The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan’s most effective and feared militant groups, has died after a long illness, their allies the Afghan Taliban announced Tuesday. Jalaluddin Haqqani, whose son Sirajuddin Haqqani now heads the brutal group and is also the Taliban’s deputy leader, died “after a long battle with illness”, the Taliban said in a statement.

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    Helicopter crashes near Afghan army base in Balkh province; 3 people killed

    Kabul: An Afghan official says a foreign pilot and two Afghan soldiers were killed when a helicopter contracted by NATO crashed inside an army base. Maj Hanif Rezaie, an army spokesman, says three others, including another foreign pilot, were wounded when the MI-14 helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff from the base near the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

  • Ireland vs Afghanistan 1st ODI at Civil Service Cricket Club LIVE streaming: When and where to watch in India, Live Coverage on TV

    Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI match will be on August 27 at Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast. The match will start at 3:15 pm (IST). Afghanistan and Ireland both have an excellent head to head record against each other in the one-day cricket, they have played 17 matches together from which Afghanistan have won 8 and Ireland won 9.

  • Ireland vs Afghanistan 1st ODI: FPJ’s dream XI prediction for Ireland and Afghanistan

    Afghanistan vs Ireland 1st ODI match will be on August 27 at Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast. The match will start at 3:15 pm (IST). Afghanistan and Ireland both have an excellent head to head record against each other in the one-day cricket, they have played 17 matches together from which Afghanistan have won 8 and Ireland won 9.

  • Ireland vs Afghanistan 3rd T20I: FPJ’s dream XI prediction for Ireland and Afghanistan

    Afghanistan and Ireland will clash again for the 3rd and final T20 International (T20I) match on August 24 at Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland. The match starts at 8:30 PM (IST). Afghanistan have a good record against Ireland in twenty20 cricket, Afghanistan have won 9 and Ireland won 3 out of 12 matches they have played against each other.

  • Ireland vs Afghanistan 3rd T20I at Bready Cricket Club LIVE streaming: When and where to watch in India, Live Coverage on TV

    Afghanistan and Ireland will clash again on the 3rd and final T20 International (T20I) match on August 24 at Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland. The match starts at 8:30 PM (IST). Afghanistan have a good record against Ireland in twenty20 cricket, Afghanistan have won 9 and Ireland won 3 out of 12 matches they have played against each other.

  • Afghanistan: Multiple rockets hit Kabul, clashes underway near Eidgah Mosque

    Kabul: Multiple rockets hit near the diplomatic area in the Afghan capital Kabul early today, as officials said fighting had broken out between security forces and militants in the city’s old quarter. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, which came just days after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban a three-month ceasefire.

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    Ireland vs Afghanistan 1st T20I at Bready Cricket Club LIVE streaming: When and where to watch in India, Live Coverage on TV

    It is less than 12 months since being awarded full member status by the ICC, Ireland and Afghanistan are on the same side of the boat. Afghanistan with the likes of blistering batsmen Mohammad Shahzad, Samiullah Shenwari and Mohammad Nabi, the visitors have a robust batting line-up which is well followed up by some classy bowling in the form of Mujeeb ur Rahman, Rashid Khan and Najibullah Zadran.

  • Afghanistan launches vaccination campaign targeting 9.9 million children

    Kabul: The Afghan Public Health Ministry launched a five-day nationwide immunity vaccination campaign on Monday targeting 9.9 million children under the age of five, the Ministry said in a statement. During the campaign, which is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), vitamin A capsules will also be given to over 8.9 million children aged between six months and five years, Xinhua news agency reported.

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    Burqa-clad suicide bombers kill at least 29 inside Afghan Shiite mosque

    Khost: Burqa-clad suicide bombers struck a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan today as it was crowded with worshippers for weekly prayers, killing at least 29 people and wounding more than 80 in the latest attack on the minority. Officials said they feared the death toll could rise after the assault, the latest targeting civilians who have borne the brunt of the violence in Afghanistan’s long conflict.