Ilhan Omar called out the US and Israel for separately committing 'unthinkable atrocities' in Afghanistan and Palestine. The statement rubbed both Democrats and Republicans up the wrong way.
The suicide car bomb blast near a military base in Pul-e-Khumri was followed by a gunfight, killing at least six security force members, according to a spokesperson for the Afghan National Army.
Baghlan police spokesperson says at least 10 men who worked for mine-clearing agency Halo Trust were taken by the Taliban to a room and shot dead.
Over the past two decades, dozens of Afghan translators have been killed and tortured in assaults by the Taliban, which now says those who served alongside US and NATO troops will be safe when foreign forces leave if they show “remorse”.
The governor of Badgis province said at least 11 passengers, including three children, travelling to the city of Qala-e-Naw were killed by the blast.
NATO' chief Jens Stoltenberg says the military organisation’s pullout from Afghanistan is going well, without making a reference to the series of attacks that not only claimed 10 lives, but plunged the country's capital, Kabul, into darkness.
Jens Stoltenberg, however, said that NATO countries would continue to support Afghanistan through civilian experts, who will help to advise government ministries by funding the security forces and with support for slow-moving peace talks.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Australian facility will close as an "interim measure" on May 28 – in three days – "in light of the imminent international military withdrawal from Afghanistan."
A NATO report describes a 37 percent surge in Taliban attacks over the last year, emboldened by the agreement with the United States.
Clashes between Taliban and Afghan forces erupt after insurgents attack security checkpoints in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, officials say.
The blast came less than a week after an explosion at a school killed 80 people, most of them schoolgirls from the ethnic Hazara Shia Muslim minority.
The seizure of Nerkh district comes amid intensifying violence following an announcement by the group of a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan for the Muslim religious holiday of Eid, starting this week.
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