Monday, 17 February 2020

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7 killed after car bomb blast near Afghan interior ministry

KABUL: At least seven people were killed and ten wounded, including four foreigners, when a minivan packed with explosives detonated during Kabul´s morning rush hour Wednesday, an interior ministry spokesman said. The spokesman, said the bomb – targeting an SUV belonging to a private Canadian security company, GardaWorld – had ...

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UN condemns twin bombings in Kabul sports centre

  KABUL: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned an attack on a Kabul sports centre on Wednesday, which killed at least 22 people, including first-responders, sportsmen, and two journalists who were covering the initial bombing for a local news agency. Around 75 others were wounded, according to ...

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Nearly two dozen Afghan soldiers killed in multiple attacks

KABUL: Nearly two dozen Afghan soldiers and three others have been killed in multiple attacks across the country. At least 18 Afghan soldiers were killed on Saturday in the Bala Boluk district of western Farah province when Taliban fighters stormed an army checkpoint. Meanwhile, two suicide car bombers killed at least ...

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Eiffel Tower to go dark after Kabul bombing

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower will cut its lights on Saturday night to commemorate those killed and wounded in a devastating ambulance bombing in Kabul, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Twitter. “Tonight at midnight the Eiffel Tower will go out in hommage to the victims of the horrific attack that ...

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Kabul on high alert after ambulance bomb toll exceeds 100

Afghanistan on Sunday declared a day of national mourning as the toll for those killed by a huge bomb hidden in an ambulance in Kabul topped 100 people, sharply raising tensions after insurgents struck in the city for the second time in a week. At least 103 people were killed ...

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Taliban Bomb in Ambulance Kills 95 near embassies in Kabul

KABUL: A bomb placed in an ambulance set off a huge explosion on a busy Kabul street on Saturday, killing at least 95 people and injuring at least 158 others, Afghan officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came days after a 15-hour siege by the militants ...

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Multiple Americans killed in Kabul hotel attack, says US official

KABUL/WASHINGTON: Multiple American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban’s 14-hour siege of an upscale Kabul hotel last weekend, the state department said on Tuesday. No exact figures were immediately available for either fatalities or injuries. In total, 22 people were killed in the attack including 14 foreigners, Afghan ...

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More than 40 dead in attack on luxury hotel in Kabul

KABUL: More than 40 people were killed after Taliban gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday, a government official told Fox News on Sunday. The assault pinned down security forces for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed, as guests were forced to flee ...

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Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul comes under attack by insurgents

KABUL: Eyewitnesses have claimed that insurgents have entered the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital, the Afghan media reported. Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior Spokesperson Najib Danish confirmed the attack. Security forces have cordoned off the area under attack, the interior ministry spokesperson stated. Sources claim that heavy gunfire can be ...

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