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Afghanistan Earthquake: At least 920 people killed, scores left injured

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 920 people and left scores injured in Afghanistan, according to the country’s state news agency. Pictures show landslides and ruined mud-built homes in eastern Paktika province, where rescuers are scrambling to treat the injured. In remote areas, helicopters have been ferrying victims to hospitals. The local Bakhtar News […]

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At least two killed in attack at Sikh temple in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul

At least two people have been killed and seven others injured following an attack on a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials said. A Taliban interior ministry spokesman said that attackers had laden a car with explosives but it had detonated before reaching its target. Taliban authorities were securing the site, he added. […]

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Bomb attack in Afghan city of Kunduz during Friday prayers kills 33 people and injures 43 others

A bomb attack on a Sunni mosque in the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan has killed 33 people and injured 43 others, including children, officials say. The attack on the Mawlawi Sekandar Mosque is the second in as many days in the northern city. It follows four attacks across Afghanistan on Thursday. The Taliban say […]

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At least 31 people killed, 87 others injured in four blasts across Afghanistan

Dozens of people have been killed or injured in four explosions across Afghanistan on Thursday, local officials said. The first explosion tore through a Shia mosque in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. At least 31 people were killed, and 87 were wounded, reports said. The Islamic State group (IS) admitted carrying out the attack. The Taliban […]

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Afghan women protest, demand Taliban reopen girl’s secondary schools

Dozens of protesters, mostly women, gathered close to Taliban’s Ministry of Education on Saturday demanding reopening of girl’s secondary schools. The Taliban has been condemned for ordering them to close, just hours after teenage pupils began to arrive for the start of the new academic year. The protesters chanted, “Education is our right! Open the doors […]

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More than 30 worshippers killed in powerful blast inside mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar city

A powerful bomb exploded inside a Shia mosque in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Friday, killing more than 30 worshippers and wounding dozens more, many of them critically. The explosion occurred as worshippers had gathered in the Kucha Risaldar mosque in Peshawar’s old city area for Friday prayers. Peshawar police chief Muhammed Ejaz Khan […]

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Taliban fighters ruling over Afghanistan asked to not carry weapons when visiting amusement parks and funfairs

Taliban fighters ruling over Afghanistan have been told not to carry their weapons when visiting amusement parks and funfairs. They have also been asked to change into civilian clothing. The move comes after the internet was flooded in September with videos and pictures of arms-toting Taliban fighters at leisure facilities and parks around the country […]

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At least 7 killed in bomb blast on minibus in western Afghanistan city of Herat

At least seven people have been killed in a bomb blast on a minibus in the western Afghan city of Herat, officials said. “Four women were among the seven killed,” the head of Herat’s provincial hospital, Arif Jalali told AFP on Saturday. Herat’s Taliban commander Mawlawi Ansari told Reuters news agency that nine people had […]

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Afghanistan: At least 22 people killed in back-to-back earthquakes

At least 22 people have been killed so far after back-to-back earthquakes struck the west of Afghanistan on Monday, officials said. According to data from the US Geological Society, the 4.9 and 5.3 magnitude quakes affected the north-west province of Badghis, where it caused house and building collapses. A spokesman told AFP four children were […]

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Mortar shell explosion kills at least 9 children in eastern Afghanistan

An explosion in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan has killed at least nine children and wounded four others, according to local officials. The blast on Monday took place when a cart selling food items struck an old, unexploded mortar shell in Baiganan village in the district of Lalopar, according to a statement from […]

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Baby boy lost during Kabul evacuation reunited with family after seven weeks of negotiations

A baby boy separated from his parents in the chaos of the US evacuation of Afghanistan has finally been reunited with his family. The Taliban had just seized control of the country in August and many Afghans were desperately trying to flee. Two-month-old Sohail Ahmadi was handed to an American soldier over a fence, to […]

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Prominent Afghan university professor arrested in Kabul for openly criticising Taliban’s regime

A prominent Afghan university professor who openly criticised the Taliban’s hardline regime has been arrested in Kabul, a spokesman for the government said. Professor Faizullah Jalal made several appearances on television talk shows since the previous US-backed government was ousted in August, blaming the Taliban for the worsening financial crisis and criticising them for ruling […]