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Afghanistan: ICRC halts operations after workers killed

Red Cross suspends some activities in Afghanistan after gunmen attacked a convoy in Jowzjan and killed six staff.

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ICRC: Six Red Cross aid workers killed in Afghanistan

Jowzjan governor blames ISIL for deadly assault on convoy carrying supplies to snow-storm-hit areas in country's north.

Jowzjan

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Suicide blast near Kabul Supreme Court kills dozens

At least 20 people dead after suspected suicide bomber on foot targeted employees as they were exiting the building.

Kabul Supreme Court

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Afghan diplomat shot dead inside Karachi consulate

Third secretary killed by a private security guard in Pakistan in what officials say appears to be a personal dispute.

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Afghan civilian casualties at record high in 2016: UN

A total of 3,498 civilians killed and 7,920 wounded in 2016, in part due to increase in ISIL attacks and air raids.

Afghan security forces

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Scores dead in heavy snowfall in Afghanistan, Pakistan

At least 84 reported dead in avalanches, house collapses across eastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.

snowfall

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UN lifts sanctions against Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Hezb-i-Islami leader removed from UN sanctions list following the signing of a peace deal with the Afghan government.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

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US air raids hit Afghan Taliban after tunnel attack

Taliban attack on an army post led to intense fighting with Afghan forces in Helmand, causing deaths on both sides.

Helmand's 14 districts

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Bangladesh pushes on with Rohingya island plan

Critics call plan to relocate Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to 6,000-acre island "terrible".

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Six heroin labs destroyed in Afghan crackdown

Raids conducted in country that is not only a world leader in producing drugs, but also a leading consumer.

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Missing activist Salman Haider reunited with family

Salman Haider and Ahmed Raza Naseer say they are safe, as fate of three others - missing for weeks - remains unclear.

Karachi

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