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March 21, 2018 8:54 AM Suicide bomber kills eight in Kabul attack, say officials

Afghan policemen keep watch at the site of a blast in Kabul March 21, 2018. — Reuters picKABUL, March 21 —A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of Kabul University today, killing at least eight people, officials said, as Afghans celebrate the Persian new year holiday. Another 20 people were wounded in the blast, health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh 4

March 21, 2018 5:46 AM Afghan street artists haunt warlords with graffiti campaign

KABUL: For days Hamida Barmaki's smiling face stared out over traffic in Kabul, painted in a towering mural near the home of the warlord blamed for her death before it was mysteriously covered over in white. The short-lived image on a concrete blast wall marked the beginning of a provocative campaign by social activist group ArtLords, whose artists are calling 7

March 13, 2018 7:24 AM US Defence Secretary Mattis arrives in Kabul on unannounced visit

KABUL: Elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan government, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday as he arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit. Mattis's remarks came as he flew into the war-torn city, weeks after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban. The insurgents have so far given 13

February 28, 2018 10:25 AM Afghan president unveils plan for peace talks with Taliban

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban, including eventually recognising them as a political party, days after the militants called for direct negotiations with the US. Civilian casualties have soared in recent months as the Taliban increasingly targets towns and cities in response to a new and more aggressive 9

February 24, 2018 5:15 AM Suicide bomber in Kabul kills one, injures six

Since mid-January, militants have stormed a luxury hotel, bombed a crowded street and raided a military compound in Kabul, killing more than 130 people. — Reuters pic KABUL, Feb 24 — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital today, killing at least one person, officials said. “This morning a suicide bomber 11

January 25, 2018 8:30 AM Kabul hotel attack killed 40 people

KABUL: At least 40 people were killed in the attack on Kabul's luxury Intercontinental Hotel at the weekend, official figures showed Thursday — almost double the earlier toll released by Afghan authorities. "The final death toll (among Afghans) from Intercontinental Hotel attack stands at 25," health ministry spokesman Wahid Majrooh told AFP. "We don't 10

January 21, 2018 4:00 AM At least five dead in Kabul hotel attack, says Afghan spy agency (VIDEO)

Smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel during an attack in Kabul January 21, 2018. — Reuters picKABUL, Jan 21 — Gunmen killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, an official said today, as the 11-hour-long siege continued. “Five are dead,” an official with the Afghan spy agency told AFP, adding 10

January 14, 2018 1:08 AM US probes video apparently showing shooting of Afghan civilian

US troops with the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, February 27, 2013. – Reuters picKABUL, Jan 14 — US military authorities are investigating a video widely circulated on Afghan social media that apparently shows a US service member firing into a civilian truck driving along a road in Afghanistan, a spokesman said. “The video in question 13

October 17, 2017 6:44 AM Suicide bomber, gunmen attack police headquarters in Afghan province

KABUL (Reuters) - At least one suicide car bomber and a number of gunmen attacked a provincial police headquarters in Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility. An exact casualty toll was unclear as the attack was ongoing in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, a police official told Reuters. The attackers targeted 9

September 24, 2017 9:02 AM Kabul suicide attack on Nato convoy wounds three civilians

KABUL: A suicide bomber targeting a Nato convoy wounded three Afghan civilians in Kabul on Sunday morning without causing casualties among Danish troops on board, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing in the west of the Afghan capital. "Around 11:02am, a suicide car bomber detonated himself, targeted a convoy of foreign forces 15