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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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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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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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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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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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19 dead, dozens wounded after gunmen storm Kabul University campus in Afghanistan

Gunmen attack Kabul University’s campus on Monday, killing at least 19 people and engaging in a gunfight with security forces. The attackers were targeting students and fired on them as they fled in the Afghan capital, a witness said. “They were shooting at every student they saw,” Fathullah Moradi told Reuters, saying he had managed […]

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Blast during Friday prayers at Kabul mosque kills 4, injures 8

A blast in a Kabul mosque during Friday prayers killed at least four people and wounded eight, Afghanistan’s interior ministry said on Friday, at a time when the country is attempting to move towards peace talks to end 18 years of war. “Explosives placed inside the Sher Shah Suri Mosque exploded during Friday prayers,” said […]

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Gunmen attack Kabul hospital, 15 killed

At least 15 people were killed and 45 were wounded after gunmen attacked a hospital in Kabul on Tuesday. Some 80 patients were evacuated from the hospital. Spokesman Tariq Arian said special forces on the scene were continuing their efforts to rescue all remaining patients and staff, and had already killed one attacker in a […]

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Gunmen target Sikh religious complex in Kabul

Gunmen  and suicide bombers attacked a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, and up to 200 people were believed to be trapped inside, a member of parliament said. Afghan security forces had blocked off the area and were taking on the attackers, Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said. It was […]

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Afghanistan has two presidents Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani took oath once again but his main rival Abdullah Abdullah has refused to recognise the inauguration, holding his own swearing-in ceremony, landing the nation into fresh political crisis. Afghan local news channel TOLOnews reported international representatives, including US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, and US and NATO forces commander General Scott Miller, […]

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Dozens killed, injured in Kabul ceremony attack attended by opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah

Gunmen in the Afghan capital of Kabul attacked a ceremony attended by opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah on Friday, killing 32 people and injuring another 58. Women and children were among the dead, Health Ministry spokesperson Waheedullah Mayar said. Abdullah said he heard gunfire and what he thought sounded like rocket fire, and that he managed […]