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Afghan Taliban’s brazen attack eclipses Trump’s ‘mother of all bombs’

By Josh Smith and Hamid Shalizi | KABUL Eight days after the U.S. military dropped its largest ever conventional bomb on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban militants breached an army base in the north of the country and killed scores of local soldiers. To Afghan and other …

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ISIS death toll from ‘mother of all bombs’ strike rises to 94

The number of militants killed in an attack by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has risen to 94, an Afghan official said Saturday. Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, said the number of Islamic State group dead was up from …

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Afghanistan’s first female rapper: ‘If I stay silent, nothing will change’

Life has not been easy for Paradise Sorouri. In the past seven years, the 27-year-old has been forced to flee her country twice, received more death threats than she can count, and was brutally beaten by 10 men on the street and left to die. Her crime? She covers her …

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