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Afghanistan: Taliban leader warns of infiltrators

The supreme leader of the Taliban, Haibatullah Akhunzada, has warned the group that there may be “unknown” entities among their ranks who are “working against the will of the government”.
The warning came in a statement attributed to Akhunzada that was circulated widely on Taliban social media accounts on Thursday.

The Taliban’s supreme leader has not been seen in public since the group seized power nearly three months ago, capturing the Afghan capital of Kabul on August 15 and declaring an Islamic emirate as US forces withdrew following a decades-long occupation.
Since the Taliban took control of the country, its leadership has repeatedly warned of impostors and criminals joining the group in an effort to harm its image.
In September, acting Defence Minister Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob raised concerns in an audio message.

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Afghanistan: US offers to pay and relocate relatives of Kabul drone attack victims

Afghanistan: US offers to pay and relocate relatives of Kabul drone attack victims

The US government has offered financial compensation and relocation to the relatives of 10 people mistakenly killed by the American military in a drone strike on the Afghan capital, Kabul, in August.

The surviving family members of Mr Ahmadi (pictured top right), who was killed by a US drone strike in August after US military intelligence mistakenly took him for an ISIS-K terrorist, had said they want the Americans responsible for the tragic mistake to be taken to court, while also asking for financial compensation and resettlement in the United States or another safe country for the rest of their lives.

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62 killed as deadly blast rocks Shiite mosque in Afghanistan’s Kandahar during Friday prayers (Photos)

62 killed as deadly blast rocks Shiite mosque in Afghanistan

Aleast 62 people have been killed with 66 others injured after a large explosion tore through a Shi’ite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, with the casualty toll likely to rise.



Taliban interior ministry spokesman Qari Saeed Khosti said authorities were collecting details of the explosion, which took place days after a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a Shi’ite mosque in the northern city of Kunduz that killed scores of people.

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100 Afghanistan footballers and families evacuated by Australia out of Taliban control

100 Afghanistan footballers and families evacuated by Australia out of Taliban control

Qatar`s assistant foreign minister, Lolwah Alkhater has confirmed that around 100 Afghan soccer players and their families were among the passengers to arrive on a recent flight from Kabul.


Recall the Taliban seized control of the Afghan capital on August 15 and announced a new government last month after US-led foreign forces withdrew and the Western-backed government collapsed.

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Country’s future: Russia Govt invites Taliban to Afghanistan peace conference in Moscow

Russia’s special envoy to Afghanistan said that Taliban representatives have been invited to Moscow for peace talks later this month on the country’s future. According to reports, the peace talks were planned for October 20.

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Bomb kills at least 50 at Shiite mosque in Afghanistan

Bomb kills at least 50 at Shiite mosque in Afghanistan

An apparent bomb attack at a Shiite mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz killed at least 50 people on Friday, October 8, in the bloodiest assault since US forces left the country.

A medical source at the Kunduz Provincial Hospital said that 35 dead and more than 50 injured had been taken there, while a worker at a Doctors Without Borders hospital reported 15 dead and scores more wounded.

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Using Afghan withdrawal to judge our commitment to allies is a grave mistake – US warns China

The US has stated its commitment to defending its allies just days after China sent 77 warplanes into Taiwanese airspace. This week, China sent a “record number” of military jets into Taiwan’s air defence zone for four days in a row, in a public show of force and the US feel such actions undermine peace across the Taiwan Strait.

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Afghan News: Gay man raped and beaten by the Taliban in Kabul after he was lured out of hiding

A gay man in Afghanistan has reportedly been raped and beaten by the Taliban in as the country returns to Islamist rule.

The man, who has not been identified, was said to have been lured out of hiding in the capital Kabul by two Taliban fighters who posed as a friend offering safe passage out of the country. Instead, they attacked and raped the man when he arrived to meet them, leaving him alive but terrified,

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Afghanistan police chief who fought Taliban is blindfolded and shot dead by Taliban (photos)

Afghanistan police chief who fought Taliban is blindfolded and shot dead by Taliban.

A Shocking photo has emerged showing an Afghan police chief blindfolded and on his knees, moments before being executed by Taliban militants.

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