Bomb kills Afghan candidate as Taliban vow to attack polls

World 10/17/18, 08:23

A Taliban bombing in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province killed a candidate running in the parliamentary elections this weekend, a provincial official said, as attacks elsewhere in the country killed six policemen and two soldiers.The attacks came as the Taliban warned teachers and students not to participate in the vote and ...

Official: Suicide bomber kills candidate in upcoming polls

World 10/09/18, 03:49

A suicide bomber on Tuesday struck the home of a candidate in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections later this month, killing the candidate and seven other people, a provincial official said.The candidate, Saleh Mohammad Achekzai, was holding a meeting at the time of the attack, which also killed several of his bodyguards, ...

US envoy on Afghan peace takes his mission to Pakistan

World 10/09/18, 02:59

Washington's newly named point man tasked with finding a peaceful end to Afghanistan's 17-year war is in Pakistan to seek the help of the new government in Islamabad in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table, the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday.A former U.S. ambassador in Kabul, Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in ...

7 Pakistani soldiers, 9 militants killed in shootout

World 09/22/18, 13:15

Pakistan's military says security forces have raided militant hideouts setting off a shootout that left seven soldiers and nine militants dead.In a statement Saturday, the military said the operation was carried out in the Gharlamai and Spera Kunar Algad areas of North Waziristan near the border with Afghanistan.The military said ...

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