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The Taliban has denied responsibility for blowing up the electricity towers, like this one in Baghlan Province.

More Afghan Electricity Towers Destroyed, Raising Fears Of New Battle Tactic

The Afghan government has sent a team of specialists to a northern province to repair electricity pylons blown up as fighting raged between security forces and Taliban insurgents. More

Insider Attack Kills Four Afghan Police

Afghan police say four officers were killed and seven others wounded when a colleague opened fire on them in the southern province of Kandahar. More

Bergdahl Case Delayed Over Classified Information Dispute

Legal proceedings in the military desertion case against U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl were halted on February 9 amid a dispute over defense access to classified documents. More

U.S. To Send Reinforcements To Restive Afghan Province

The United States is sending hundreds of additional troops to the southern Afghan province of Helmand, where the Taliban is threatening to overrun several districts. More

Afghan woman Reza Gul, 20, and whose nose was sliced off by her husband in an attack, lies on a bed with her baby as she receives treatment at a hospital in the northern Afghanistan on January 19.

Afghan Domestic Violence Victim To Get New Nose In Turkey

An Afghan woman whose nose was cut off by her husband is in Turkey to undergo reconstructive surgery. More

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Audio Will Turkmenistan's TAPI Dream Ever Become A Reality?

The leaders of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the vice president of India gathered near the Turkmen city of Mary on December 13 to launch the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline. More

Audio The Islamic Movement Of Uzbekistan Comes Unraveled

In the last few years the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) has fractured and members of what at least once was the IMU are now dispersed in Afghanistan, and in Syria and Iraq. In some cases it's fairly clear who they are fighting for, but in other instances it is very difficult to see their allegiance or motives. More
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Features & Commentary

Cash Crunch, Stretched Military Spur Russian Troop Cuts Near Afghan Frontier

Money troubles and a military stretched by war in Syria and Ukraine have prompted Russia to reverse plans to send more troops to Tajikistan -- despite what Kremlin officials say is a growing threat from Islamic militants across the border in Afghanistan.

Profile: Bacha Khan, Pakistan's 'Frontier Gandhi' 

A deadly extremist attack on northwest Pakistan's Bacha Khan University contrasts starkly with the nonviolent methods employed by the Pashtun activist for whom the university is named.

Video 'Brutality Beyond Imagination'

Nearly nine months after the brutal mob killing of an Afghan woman sparked global condemnation, the victim's mother says the family is still struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.
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