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Afghans say Taliban behind bloodshed, reject U.S. blame of Islamic State [Video]

Afghans say Taliban behind bloodshed, reject U.S. blame of Islamic State

Afghan officials on Friday blamed the Taliban for a bloody attack on a maternity hospital in the capital, Kabul, this week, rejecting a U.S. assertion that it was carried out by Islamic State..

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U.S. says Islamic State responsible for Kabul hospital attack [Video]

U.S. says Islamic State responsible for Kabul hospital attack

The United States has blamed Islamic State militants - not the Taliban - for a gruesome hospital attack in Afghanistan this week that killed two newborn babies. Joe Davies reports.

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Afghan president orders operation against Taliban [Video]

Afghan president orders operation against Taliban

Afghanistan's president orders the military to resume attacks against the Taliban and other armed groups.

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Newborns among dead in Kabul hospital attack [Video]

Newborns among dead in Kabul hospital attack

Gunmen attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday where the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders runs a maternity clinic. At least sixteen people, including..

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Pakistan: Once used by Taliban, Swat FM 98 now fights coronavirus [Video]

Pakistan: Once used by Taliban, Swat FM 98 now fights coronavirus

A Pakistani broadcaster is playing a critical role in disseminating information about the pandemic.

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Afghan government releases 100 Taliban prisoners [Video]

Afghan government releases 100 Taliban prisoners

The latest move comes a day after the Taliban walks out of talks, accusing Kabul of delaying the release of prisoners.

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Afghanistan frees 100 Taliban prisoners [Video]

Afghanistan frees 100 Taliban prisoners

The Afghan government freed 100 Taliban prisoners on Wednesday as a first step in a peace process with the hardline Islamists, despite the group's suspension of talks on a planned prisoner exchange..

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