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Fight against Islamic State militants

Officials say Islamic State has launched new attacks in eastern Afghanistan, killing dozens - Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Islamic State militants kill 8 in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, official says; 2 police, 7 civilians wounded, 25 houses burned down - AP

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Afghanistan

Earthquake: M 5.4 - 45km NNW of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, Afghanistan

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Afghanistan

Pakistan deports 254 unregistered Afghans to Afghanistan through the Torkham border - Dawn

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Blast in Kandahar city in southern Afghanistan injures 2 police officers - Pajhwok

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Afghanistan

Earthquake: M 4.4 - 21km S of Hukumati Dahanah-ye Ghori, Afghanistan

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Update: Taliban claims responsibility for attack on minibus that targeted security for Canadian embassy, killing 14 Nepalese - Al Jazeera

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Abdullah Khan Habibi approved as Afghanistan's defense minister after receiving 167 votes in favor from 224 lawmakers - TOLO

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Afghanistan

Earthquake: M 4.3 - Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

NATO allies to agree to fund Afghan forces until 2020, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter says - AFP

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earthquakes

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake recorded in northeast Afghanistan; shaking felt in capital Kabul - USGS

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2016 US elections

Editor's note: In a speech at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump said the Orlando shooting gunman was "born in Afghan." He was born in New York and his parents are from Afghanistan, according to authorities. - Stephanie

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Orlando gay nightclub attack

Editor's note: The Washington Post reports the father of Orlando mass shooting suspect Omar Mateen hosted a show on Payam-e-Afghan - an Afghani TV station based in Los Angeles. Seddique Mateen is seen expressing gratitude toward the Afghan Taliban and denouncing the Pakistani government in one video, The Post reports. In another video on his Facebook page, Seddique Mateen is reportedly pretending to be Afghanistan's president. The Post notes that he appears "incoherent at times" in his most recent video on his YouTube channel. After the mass shooting, Seddique Mateen told NBC News his son's attack "has nothing to do with religion" and he apologized for the shooting. - Stephanie

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Report: President Obama has approved of broadening role for US forces in Afghanistan, official says - Reuters

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Report: US moving toward expanding airstrikes against Taliban in Afghanistan, senior defense official tells AP

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Senior defense official: US moving toward expanding airstrikes against Taliban in Afghanistan - AP

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

NPR says photographer David Gilkey, interpreter Zabihulla Tamanna killed In Afghanistan while on assignment for network

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Gunmen kill Afghan prosecutor, 7 others in courthouse attack - AP

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Security forces in standoff with attackers as suicide bombers target court in Afghanistan's Logar province - @EKohsar

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Afghanistan

Photo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani jointly inaugurate Afghan-India Friendship Dam in Herat - India's News 18

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