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World Dozens killed in Afghan clashes as election nears

14:50  11 october  2018
14:50  11 october  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Carnage at Afghan election rally as suicide bomber strikes

  Carnage at Afghan election rally as suicide bomber strikes A suicide bomber blew himself up at an election rally in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 30, officials said, warning that the toll was likely to climb.Campaigning for the Oct. 20 parliamentary election began on Friday and security officials have warned of the danger of militant attacks during the campaigning.

At least 15 Afghan border police were killed battling Taliban insurgents on Thursday, an official said, as fighting continues ahead of this month's elections AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Dozens have been killed and injured as clashes between the Taliban and Daesh erupted in eastern Nangarhar.

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At least 15 Afghan border police were killed battling Taliban insurgents on Thursday, an official said, as fighting Amruddin Wali, a member of the provincial council in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan , said 15 members of the paramilitary border police were

Afghan soldiers inspect the site of attack on a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Afghanistan's Defense Ministry says an attack on a military hospital in the capital has killed more than 30 people. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)© Rahmat Gul/AP Photo Afghan soldiers inspect the site of attack on a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Afghanistan's Defense Ministry says an attack on a military hospital in the capital has killed more than 30 people. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

At least 15 Afghan border police were killed battling Taliban insurgents on Thursday, an official said, as fighting continues ahead of this month's elections, with 21 Taliban killed in an operation in Wardak, west of the capital Kabul.

Amruddin Wali, a member of the provincial council in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan, said 15 members of the paramilitary border police were killed when Taliban fighters attacked a checkpoint in Qala-e Zal district.

Carnage at Afghan election rally as suicide bomber strikes

  Carnage at Afghan election rally as suicide bomber strikes An erratic police chase ended after a suspect carjacked a vehicle and crashed into a police cruiser Monday night.

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At least 15 Afghan border police were killed battling Taliban insurgents on Thursday, an official said, as fighting Amruddin Wali, a member of the provincial council in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan , said 15 members of the paramilitary border police were

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At least 15 Afghan border police were killed battling Taliban insurgents on Thursday, an official said, as fighting Amruddin Wali, a member of the provincial council in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan , said 15 members of the paramilitary border police were

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid put the casualty total at 25 and said seven police were wounded.

The latest violence follows increasing pressure by the Taliban on Kunduz, the northern city they twice overran in 2015 and 2016. The city has remained relatively secure over the past two years, but the insurgents control many of the surrounding districts.

Earlier, Afghan special forces, backed by air strikes, killed at least 21 Taliban, including senior commanders, as they gathered to plan attacks aimed at disrupting parliamentary elections on Oct. 20, the National Directorate of Security said in a statement.

(Reporting by Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Sardar Razmal)

Afghan vote enters 2nd day after attacks, technical issues.

Afghanistan's parliamentary elections entered a second day after delays caused by violence and technical issues, as a roadside bomb killed nearly a dozen civilians on Sunday, including several children.

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