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Tag Archives: Kabul

Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds


KABUL: Taliban fighters, whom US-led forces spent billions of dollars trying to defeat, are now openly active in 70% of Afghanistan, a BBC study has found. Months of research across the country show how areas the Taliban threaten or control have surged since foreign combat troops left in 2014. The ...

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Kabul on high alert after ambulance bomb toll exceeds 100

Kabul ambulance attack

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 Ambulance attack

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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Militants storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

Gunmen storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

KABUL: ISIS gunmen stormed the offices of a British charity in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday morning, killing three people and wounding at least 20, officials said. The attack came as the country was still reeling from an even deadlier assault on an international hotel in Kabul ...

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Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul comes under attack by insurgents

Intercontinental Hotel Kabul

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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At least 40 killed, 30 wounded in multiple Kabul blasts

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KABUL: At least 40 have been killed and 30 injured in a double blast in the Afghan capital of Kabul: one took place near a mosque and the other reportedly hit a cultural center, according to local TV citing the Health Ministry. The explosive devices were apparently detonated by suicide attackers, 1TV channel reported, citing the ...

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Militants storm Kabul spy training centre

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KABUL: An assault on an Afghan intelligence facility claimed by Daesh ended Monday afternoon after police killed the attackers, an official said. “The attack has ended. Two attackers were killed… only two police were wounded,” said Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid, adding there were no civilian casualties. Militants had earlier ...

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5 killed as IS gunmen attack Kabul TV station


KABUL: At least five people were killed and 21 others wounded in a terrorist attack against a local TV channel station in Kabul on Tuesday, authorities said. The incident occurred in the morning after two terrorists attacked Shamshad TV, a private Pashto language channel, in Chaman-e-Huzuri neighborhood, a security source ...

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Death toll in Kabul’s Green Zone bombing rises to nine


KABUL: The death toll in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan’s Green Zone on Tuesday has mounted to nine. Afghan media quoted hospital officials as saying that at least nine people were killed and 21 others were injured. An explosion ripped through Kabul’s Wazir Akbar Khan area, where many foreign ...

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