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Suicide bombing at mosque in Afghanistan kills at least 29

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing at least 29 people and wounding another 81, officials said. Abdullah Asrat, spokesman for the governor of Paktia province, said the heavily armed attackers, disguised in the all-encompassing burkas worn by conservative …

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Three foreign nationals abducted and killed in Kabul

Kabul, Aug 2, 2018 (AFP) -Afghan police in Kabul Thursday recovered the bodies of three foreign nationals who they said had been abducted and killed, in the latest incident targeting foreigners in the war-torn capital. “At this stage we think it is a terrorist incident,” a police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai …

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Roadside bomb hits Afghan bus, killing eight, wounding 40

Herat, Afghanistan, July 31, 2018 (AFP) -A roadside bomb which hit a bus in restive western Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least eight people and wounded around 40, mostly women and children, officials said. “It was a bomb planted by the Taliban to hit security forces but… it got a …

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Pakistan to deploy 371,388 troops – ‘Hope’ for Afghan peace talks — US

KABUL, July 10, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday there was “now hope” for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taleban, during an unannounced visit to Kabul. Pompeo’s first visit to Afghanistan since he was sworn in as America’s top diplomat in April came amid …

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Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26

KABUL, June 16 (Reuters) – A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The group’s Amaq news …

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Afghan shoppers go online to avoid bombs

‘Good experience in a country at war’ KABUL, June 9, (RTRS): Shoppers in the Afghan capital are going online for everything from fashion to furniture to avoid bomb attacks and sexual harassment, with dozens of start-ups doing a brisk trade where there were few on the ground two years ago. …

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Kabul library bus drives Afghan children to read

Library-on-wheels aims to improve reading, storytelling skills of children KABUL, May 28, (AFP): The door of the blue bus slides open and dozens of children excitedly bound up the steps, eager to get their hands on hard-tofind books in Kabul’s first mobile library. Named Charmaghz — the Dari for walnut, …

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Seven Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghanistan

KABUL, May 6 (Reuters) – Seven Indian engineers and an Afghan national working for a power plant in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan were kidnapped on Sunday, officials said. Zabihullah Shuja, spokesman for Baghlan police, said the engineers were travelling to a government-run power station in a minibus when unknown …

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Blast at mosque in eastern Afghanistan kills 10- local official

KABUL, May 6 (Reuters) – An explosion at a mosque in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Sunday killed at least 10 people and wounded 29 and the number may rise, a local police official said. Basir Bina, spokesman for the provincial police, said people were gathered after afternoon …

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Double Kabul suicide bombings kill 21, including journalists

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A coordinated double suicide bombing hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing 21 people, including an AFP photographer and a cameraman for a local TV station, Afghan officials said. Also, at least 27 people were wounded, according to Wahid Majroh, the public health ministry’s spokesman who …

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