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Gunmen assassinate 3 women polio vaccination workers in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city

Gunmen have killed three female polio vaccination health workers in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. It was not immediately clear who carried out the two separate shootings, a provincial government official said on Tuesday. The killings came on the second day of a new five-day door-to-door anti-polio vaccination drive launched in Afghanistan and neighbouring […]

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Afghanistan: Three women working for TV station shot dead

Three women working for a TV station in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city were shot dead. The women, reportedly between 18-20 were killed in two separate but co-ordinated attacks. A fourth was critically hurt. Police say they arrested the lead gunman, linking him to the Taliban. The group deny any involvement. A wave of killings has rocked […]

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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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15 killed, dozens injured in stampede at visa centre in Afghanistan

11 women were among 15 killed and dozens more were injured in a stampede in a stadium in Afghanistan where people were applying for visas. The incident happened after “thousands of people” gathered to request permits to Pakistan, a local spokesman said. The crowd had been redirected to a sports stadium instead of the usual […]

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Deadly prison attack by Islamic State group kills at least 29 in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad

At least 29 people were killed in a high-profile attack on a central prison in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad which saw more than 1,000 prisoners try to flee. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group, it began on Sunday evening when car bombs were detonated at the prison’s entrance by gunmen. […]

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Suicide bomber targets bus carrying army recruits killing at least 10, injuring over 30

At least 10 people have been killed after a minibus carrying recruits for the Afghan security forces was hit in the eastern city of Jalalabad. The bomb detonated in a rickshaw as the bus passed wounding 27 others. The casualties included recruits and civilians, including a child. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but […]