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Afghans Brace for Fresh Violence After US-Taliban Talks Halt

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghans braced for a possible new wave of Taliban violence on Monday after President Donald Trump abruptly called off talks with the insurgent group, which vows to continue its fight against what it calls "foreign occupation." Trump's s...
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Taliban Suicide Blast in Kabul Kills 14, Wounds 145

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban car bomb aimed at Afghan security forces ripped through a busy Kabul neighborhood on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 145 — most of them women, children and other civilia...
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Death Toll in Attack at Afghan Political Office Rises to 20

KABUL, Afghanistan — The death toll from an attack against the Kabul office of the Afghan president's running mate and former chief of the intelligence service climbed to at least 20 people Monday, an official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility...
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Officials: Pentagon Planning Troop Pullout From Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Thursday, marking a sharp change in the Trump administration's policy aimed at forcing the Taliban to the peace table...