Multiple attacks in Afghanistan leave many dead

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Security & Crime

At least 18 soldiers were killed in another attack on a checkpoint in West Afghanistan's Farah province.

Also on Saturday, a vehicle bomb attack in Helmand province killed at least one person and wounded eight others, according to a spokesman for the provincial governor.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousof Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement to journalists.

Recently, US President Donald Trump authorized a troop surge in Afghanistan, a policy that had been tried out by former US president George W. Bush but had failed to end the Taliban militancy.

"Talks about those - beginning talks are certainly in the works in different forms", Kay Bailey Hutchison, the US permanent representative to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, said.

At least one person was killed and another six were injured in the bomb blast in the capital of Afghanistan Kabul.

Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley, reporting from Kabul, said that the Kabul attack "particularly shows that ISIL is still active and capable of launching attacks". At least two soldiers were killed in the incident.

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Since mid-January, militants have stormed a luxury hotel, bombed a crowded street, and raided a military compound in Kabul, killing more than 130 people.

The Islamic State group in a statement on its website claimed responsibility.

The militants' attempts of taking control over the city and beyond failed, as their attacks were blocked and pushed against the provincial capital Farah in the previous months by the Afghan military and police.

The Western-backed government is under growing public pressure to set aside rivalries and improve security.

Afghan soldiers have taken what the United Nations describes as "shocking" casualties since worldwide forces ended their combat role at the end of 2014, though troop casualty figures are no longer released.

The Taliban, fighting to drive out foreign troops and re-establish their form of strict Islamic law, claimed responsibility.

It was the fourth consecutive year that more than 10,000 civilians were killed or wounded in Afghanistan.

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