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Afghan security forces fire on census workers, killing 9

Afghan security forces fire on census workers, killing 9

Backed by artillery, Afghan security forces fired across the border on Pakistani census workers and troops escorting them, killing nine civilians and wounding 42, including women and children, Pakistani officials said Friday. The Pakistani government and military officials said the artillery rounds were unprovoked but Afghan provincial officials claimed the Pakistanis fired first, wounding two […]

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At least 13 dead in bombing north of Kabul

At least 13 dead in bombing north of Kabul

Feb 22, – The bomber targeted a local police chief, injuring him on the eve of the latest round of quadrilateral talks to be held in Kabul in a bid to revive the peace process with the Taliban and end more than 14 years of war. At least 13 people, including nine civilians, were killed […]

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Car bomb explodes near Kabul airport, killing five

Car bomb explodes near Kabul airport, killing five

Aug 10, – The wave of bombings in Kabul and provincial centers follows a change of leadership in the Afghan Taliban, after the recent revelation of the death of their founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and a dispute over the leadership of the insurgency. A car bomb exploded near the entrance to Kabul airport on Monday, […]

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Dozens killed in Afghanistan fighting as foreign troops head home

Dozens killed in Afghanistan fighting as foreign troops head home

Dec 13, – In Kabul on Saturday, a bomb ripped through a bus carrying soldiers in Kabul, killing at least seven of them, mangling the vehicle and sending a column of black smoke over the capital. “A suicide bomber on foot detonated his explosives at the door of a bus carrying army soldiers,” said Hashmat […]

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Taliban suicide bombers hit Afghan intelligence agency

Taliban suicide bombers hit Afghan intelligence agency

Aug 30, – Seven militants were also killed during several hours of heavy fighting with Afghan security forces at the Jalalabad headquarters of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), said Ahmad Zeya Abdulzai, a spokesman for the governor of eastern Nangarhar province near the border with Pakistan. Taliban suicide bombs hit an office of the […]

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Afghanistan’s supreme court attacked by deadly suicide bombs

Afghanistan’s supreme court attacked by deadly suicide bombs

June 11, AP – Fourteen people were killed at least 30 injured in the attack on Tuesday, Afghan police said. The explosion targeted minibuses carrying court staff home from work. A suicide bomber has killed more than a dozen people in an attack at the supreme court in Kabul. This comes a day after a […]

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Red Cross office attacked in Jalalabad, Afghan security rescued the staff

Red Cross office attacked in Jalalabad, Afghan security rescued the staff

May 29, AP – “A suicide attacker first detonated himself at the gate of the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) compound,” Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for the interior ministry, told the AFP news agency Wednesday. Militants have carried out a suicide bombing and gun attack at the Red Cross office in the Nangarhar […]

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