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Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghanistan, kill 74

Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghanistan, kill 74

The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the country’s south, east and west, and killing at least 74 people, officials said. Among those killed in one of the attacks was a provincial police chief. Scores were also wounded, both policemen and […]

October 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Taliban suicide bomber targets Kabul bank, kills 5 people

Taliban suicide bomber targets Kabul bank, kills 5 people

A suicide bombing in a busy commercial area in Kabul near a string of banks and not far from the U.S. Embassy killed at least five people on Tuesday, Afghan officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Elsewhere, at least 13 civilians were killed in an overnight airstrike by the Afghan air force […]

August 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital, IS claims responsibility

Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital, IS claims responsibility

Aug 09, – The bomber struck as a crowd of mostly lawyers and journalists crammed into the emergency department to accompany the body of a prominent lawyer who had been shot and killed in the city earlier in the day, Faridullah, a reporter who was among the wounded, told Reuters. A suicide bomber in Pakistan […]

August 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide bombers in Afghanistan kill nine, wound 23

Suicide bombers in Afghanistan kill nine, wound 23

Feb 08, – Six civilians died and nine were injured in a blast outside a bakery shop in Yahyakhil district of Paktika province, an area near Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistan, district governor Musa Khan Kharuti said. Two suicide bombers targeting Afghan government and military employees killed at least nine people on Monday and wounded […]

February 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Afghan suicide bomb kills 10, wounds 20- deputy minister

Afghan suicide bomb kills 10, wounds 20- deputy minister

Feb 01, – The attack was the latest in a series to hit the Afghan capital this year as the Kabul government has pushed to revive a stalled peace process with the Taliban that broke down last year. Ten people were killed and 20 wounded, most of them civilians in Monday’s suicide bomb attack outside […]

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Suicide bomber kills seven employees of Afghan TV channel

Suicide bomber kills seven employees of Afghan TV channel

Jan 20, – At least 25 other people were wounded in the bombing near the Russian embassy in downtown Kabul, marking the first major attack on an Afghan media organisation since the Taliban were ousted from power in 2001. Seven employees of popular Afghan TV channel TOLO were killed Wednesday when a suicide car bomber […]

January 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide bomber targeting police in Pakistan kills 11

Suicide bomber targeting police in Pakistan kills 11

Jan 19, – Another 21 people were wounded in the blast, which took place on a road leading to neighboring Afghanistan, police official Iqbal Khan said. Peshawar is on the edge of Pakistan’s volatile tribal regions, a stronghold of the Taliban and other Islamic militants. A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle struck a crowded police […]

January 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Pakistan imposes curfew in city after clashes

Pakistan imposes curfew in city after clashes

Nov 16, – The Pakistani government imposed a rare curfew on Saturday in a northern city where sectarian clashes during a Shiite religious commemoration broke out the day before, while Taliban insurgents threatened to avenge the eight Sunni Muslims who authorities say were killed. Outbursts of sectarian violence occur regularly in Pakistan. Hard-liners from the […]

November 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Taliban shooting survivor speaks in ‘I Am Malala’

Taliban shooting survivor speaks in ‘I Am Malala’

Oct 08, –   Today she’s the world-famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist for girls’ education — and a contender to win the Nobel Peace Prize later this week. It’s easy to forget she is still a teenager, and now a long way from home. A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a […]

October 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Attack on Pakistani church kills over 60 people

Attack on Pakistani church kills over 60 people

Sep 22, –  A pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing over 60 people in the deadliest-ever attack on the country’s Christian minority, officials said. The bombing in Peshawar, which wounded another 120 people, underlines the threat posed by Islamic extremists as the government seeks […]

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