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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

US Embassy in Kabul says it continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul City and elsewhere in Afghanistan against locations, individuals with potential American connections

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Editor's note: We are watching for more information on what may be a new recording from Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, the Afghan Taliban's newly-appointed leader. Reuters has an unverified audio recording provided by the group's official spokesperson in which Akhundzada is reported to say the Taliban won't return to peace talks with the Afghan government. However, Radio Free Europe reporter @QadirHabib reports the Taliban spokesperson has denied the Reuters report in an email. - Tricia

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Afghan interior ministry: 10 killed, 4 wounded in suicide attack near Kabul on bus carrying court staff - Reuters

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Drone strike against Taliban leader Mansour

More: Afghan Taliban says new leader is Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, 1 of Mullah Akhtar Mansour's deputies - AP

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Afghan Taliban confirm death of former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in US drone strike, appoint successor - AP

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Pakistan says it can't confirm death of Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in US strike, describes justification for drone strike on Pakistani soil as 'against international law' - Reuters

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Afghanistan

Iran, Afghanistan, India sign three-way transit accord for Chabahar port - AFP

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Drone strike against Taliban leader Mansour

NATO Secretary General on death of Taliban leader: 'Under Mullah Mansur's leadership, the Taliban have continued to conduct brutal attacks across Afghanistan, leading to the death and suffering of countless Afghan civilians and security forces, and posing a major daily threat to the forces of the US and other NATO Allies and partners'

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More: Pakistan foreign ministry says US drone strike targeting Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour on Pakistani soil was a violation of sovereignty - Reuters

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Pakistan denounces US drone strike believed to have killed Afghan Taliban chief - AFP

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Afghanistan's chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah tweets: 'Taliban leader Akhtar Mansoor was killed in a drone strike in Quetta, Pakistan at 04:30 pm yesterday. His car was attacked in Dahl Bandin.'

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Editor's note: Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security spy agency tweets on Mansour: 'Taliban leader is killed yesterday in a air strike in Dalbandine, Balouchistan, Pakistan.' but provided no further details on sourcing. There has been no confirmation of his death from President Ghani or from the US military. - David

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Afghan intelligence agency says it confirms death of Taliban leader Mansour in US drone strike - AP

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John Kerry: Leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan were notified of strike, declines to give details on the timing - Reuters

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Editor's note: US Secretary of State John Kerry just held a news conference in Myanmar where he spoke about the drone strike on Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour. Kerry did not explicitly confirm reports that the militant group's leader had been killed, but did refer to him in the past tense. We're awaiting further details. - David

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US Secretary of State John Kerry says Taliban leader Mansour posed a 'continuing imminent threat to US personnel' and Afghans in Afghanistan

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Senior Afghan Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Rauf tells AP that group's leader Mullah Mansour killed in US strike

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Office of Afghanistan's President Ghani confirms strike but cannot confirm Taliban leader Mansour's death - AP

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Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on drone strike against Afghan Taliban leader: 'If verified, the death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour would be an important victory in the fight against terror and welcome news to our military personnel in Afghanistan and the Afghan government... I am thankful for the work our military and intelligence communities are doing to bring justice to those responsible for spreading evil. If Pakistan would play a more constructive role, we could destabilize the Taliban far more rapidly' - NBC News

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Editor's note: Reuters, citing an unnamed US official, reports the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour was 'likely' killed in a drone strike. So far, that has not yet been reported on the record. - Tom

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