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Explosion at Shiite mosque leaves at least 50 dead in Kunduz, Afghanistan – DW News

An explosion at a Shiite mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz has left at least 50 people dead and scores more wounded. The deadly explosion has marked the bloodiest assault since US forces left Afghanistan. Videos posted on social media show rescuers shepherding people, including women and children, away from the scene. TheContinue reading “Explosion at Shiite mosque leaves at least 50 dead in Kunduz, Afghanistan – DW News”

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Weapon seizures ‘massive boon’ for Taliban as cities fall

The United States spent billions supplying the Afghan military with the tools to defeat the Taliban, but the rapid capitulation of the armed forces means that weaponry is now fuelling the insurgents’ astonishing battlefield successes. “We provided our Afghan partners with all the tools — let me emphasise: all the tools,” US President Joe BidenContinue reading “Weapon seizures ‘massive boon’ for Taliban as cities fall”

Germany rejects calls for troops to return to Afghanistan

Germany’s defence minister rejected on Monday calls for its soldiers to return to Afghanistan after Taliban insurgents took Kunduz city where German troops were deployed for a decade. Germany had the second largest military contingent in Afghanistan after the United States, losing more troops in combat in Kunduz than anywhere else since World War Two.Continue reading “Germany rejects calls for troops to return to Afghanistan”

Taliban captures three more Afghan provincial capitals in a day

The armed group says its forces are in control of Kunduz, Sar-e-Pol and Taloqan as fighting rages in Afghan cities. The Taliban has captured three more provincial capitals, as they take their fight to the cities after seizing much of the countryside in recent months. The group has seized five provincial capitals in Afghanistan sinceContinue reading “Taliban captures three more Afghan provincial capitals in a day”