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Afghan guard killed in Kabul airport gun battle

One dead in firefight between unidentified gunmen and US, German and Afghan guards A firefight between unidentified gunmen and US, German and Afghan guards at Kabul airport has left one Afghan guard dead and three wounded, underscoring the fragile security situation around the site. The exchange of fire, which took place at just after 7am […]

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Afghanistan civilian casualty figures at record high, UN says

Report reveals ‘acute rise’ in deaths and injuries since 1 May as Taliban exploit departure of foreign troops Record numbers of civilians have been killed and injured in Afghanistan in intense fighting since 1 May, when international forces began their final drawdown and the Taliban launched a major offensive. The heavy toll so far comes […]