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'Afghanistan Could Become Base For International Terrorism Once Again'
'Afghanistan Could Become Base For International Terrorism Once Again'

Warnings about the potential terror threat to Britain and other states were echoed by Tory MP Tobias Ellwood, chair of the Commons defence committee, who used a column in the Mail on Sunday to condemn what he described as a "shabby withdrawal" that was "abandoning the country to the very insurgency that drew us there in the first place".

Taliban Attack On Afghan Provincial Capital Foiled, 20 Militants Dead
Taliban Attack On Afghan Provincial Capital Foiled, 20 Militants Dead

The Taliban have received men, weapons and explosives but also direction from across our southern frontiers, which is Pakistan, said Ahmad Shuja Jamal, head of international affairs at Afghanistan's National Security Council.

Iran Closes Border With Afghanistan After Refugee Influx
Iran Closes Border With Afghanistan After Refugee Influx

Apart from the citizens of Zaranj, Afghan government security forces also fled to Iran along with their armoured and non-armoured vehicles, but the Afghan Defence Ministry denied this.

Afghan Unrest: Taliban Kidnap, Forcibly Marry Teenage Girls; Capture 2 Major Cities
Afghan Unrest: Taliban Kidnap, Forcibly Marry Teenage Girls; Capture 2 Major Cities

Amid intense fighting with the Afghan security forces, the Taliban on Sunday gained ground in the two key cities of Sari Pul and Kunduz, according to officials.

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37 killed in Afghanistan violence

Kabul: At least 20 Taliban militants and 17 security personnel were killed after clashes in two districts of Afghanistan on Thursday, according to officials. In Ghazni province, 20 militants and three security personnel were killed after Taliban’s attempts to overrun Jaghato district were repulsed, Xinhua news reported quoting a government spokesman as saying. The spokesman also […]