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At least five killed in a string of explosions in Afghan capital Kabul

Three explosions rocked Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killing at least five people and injuring two others. Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said the first two explosions took place 15 minutes apart and a third targeting a police vehicle occurred two hours later. No group has immediately claimed responsibility. Kabul police said investigations were underway. […]

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Dozens injured in massive fire at customs post on Iran-Afghanistan border

A massive blaze engulfed a customs post in Afghanistan on Saturday after fuel trucks caught fire, injuring at least 60 people. Iranian authorities sent fire engines and ambulances from across the border. Scores of local residents battled to control the blaze in the border town of Islam Qala, which initial reports said had started after […]

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Gunmen shoot dead two women judges of the Afghan Supreme Court

Two women judges working for the Afghan Supreme Court have been shot dead. Gunmen riding a motorcycle ambushed them on their way to work on Sunday morning and drove off, the incident also wounded their drivers. A crowd gathered at the scene as shattered glass and a trail of blood lay on the road. The murdered […]

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Afghan journalist killed in car ambush in central province of Ghor

An Afghan journalist has been shot dead in a car ambush in the central province of Ghor, the fifth media professional to be killed in the war-torn country in two months, officials said. Bismellah Adel Aimaq, 28, the editor-in-chief of Sada-e-Ghor (Voice of Ghor) radio station, was killed near Firoz Koh city, the capital of […]

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Magnetic bomb attached to car explodes in Kabul, 5 dead

At least five people died including four doctors after a magnetic bomb attached to their car exploded in the Afghanistan capital, Kabul. The doctors were heading to the Pul-e-Charkhi prison, located on the eastern outskirts of Kabul, which hosts hundreds of Taliban fighters, according to Kabul police. It was not immediately clear if the doctors were […]

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‘Accidental’ explosion by Taliban kills 15 children, injures 20 in Afghanistan

An explosion killed at least 15 children and wounded another 20 in the east Afghan province of Ghazni, officials said. The reason for the explosion in the Gilan district is unclear with officials saying a bomb went off in the back of a rickshaw. But local residents suggest a piece of unexploded ordnance blew up […]

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Kabul deputy governor killed after bomb attached to his car EXPLODES

The deputy governor of the Afghan capital, Kabul has been killed in an attack, security forces have said. Mahboobullah Mohebi and his secretary both died on Tuesday when a ‘sticky bomb’ attached to their car exploded. No group has yet said it was behind the attack. It is the latest in a spate of killings. […]

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10 rockets hit various parts of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul; 1 dead, 2 injured

One person was killed and at least two others were injured after ten rockets hit various parts of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. Taliban denied hand in the attack as they continued talks with the Afghan government’s representatives in Qatar to end nearly two decades of war. Security officials said it was not clear if militants of […]

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Gunmen assassinate woman journalist Malala Maiwand along with her driver in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad

A woman journalist was shot dead in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad while she was on her way to work. Gunmen opened fired on Malala Maiwand’s vehicle, her driver, Mohammad Tahir, was also killed. The killings come after Nato and the EU issued a statement condemning recent assassinations across the country. Maiwand works with Enikass TV and Radio, […]

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Twin explosions rip through Afghanistan’s Bamiyan city; at least 18 dead, 45 injured

Two explosions in Afghanistan have killed at least 18 people and wounded 45 others. The victims included children, and two traffic police officers. The explosions ripped through a marketplace in the city of Bamiyan in central Afghanistan, according to officials. Zabardast Safai, the police chief of the province said on Tuesday the explosives were hidden […]

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8 dead, 31 wounded after rockets HIT residential areas in Kabul

At least eight people were killed and 31 others wounded after several rockets hit residential areas in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, police said. The explosions comes two days before a major donor conference for Afghanistan in Geneva. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said at least eight civilians had been killed […]

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Donald Trump makes ‘earth-shaking defence and foreign policy’ changes before leaving White House by reducing troop levels In Afghanistan, Iraq

United States will reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January, before Joe Biden takes over. The Pentagon also outlined a modest withdrawal of US forces days after Trump fired former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who had insisted on the need to maintain troop levels in Afghanistan to […]