Afghanistan

Back to back explosions rocks Kabul city again, 8 killed, 87 injured

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KABUL: At least three consecutive explosions rocked Kabul city few minutes earlier as the funeral ceremony of the slain son of the Senate House deputy chairman’s burial ceremony was underway. A security official confirmed that the incident took place as the funeral ceremony of Mohammad Salim Izadyar was underway in Badambagh area. The official further added that 8 persons were ...

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Civil activists protest to Kabul blast: ‘America with Pakistan are our main enemies’

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KABUL: A number of the civil society activists strongly condemned the horrible massive car bomb that killed over 80 civilians and wounded over 463 others. The angry protestors of the civil society who had gathered in the Shahr-e-Naw park, were carrying banners read “justice America with Pakistan are the main enemies”, “reason of those chain killings is cruel America”, “ ...

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Kabul attack: German Embassy was the target, claim police

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KABUL: More than 50 women were wounded in Wednesday’s powerful truck bombing in the heart of Kabul, officials said on Thursday, claiming the target of German Embassy. At least 80 people were killed and 461 others were in the deadly attack in capital Kabul that officials said caused about a billion afghanis loss. No group has come forward to claim ...

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Afghan president issues execution order of 11 Haqqani and Taliban prisoners after Kabul attack

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KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has issued an order for the execution of eleven Taliban and Haqqani terrorist network prisoners after deadly Kabul attack. Sources privy to the development have said the step by the President was taken after the deadly attack in Kabul that left at least 80 people dead. The Afghan intelligence said late Wednesday that credible intelligence ...

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Pakistan-based Haqqani network behind Kabul attack: NDS

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KABUL: The Haqqani terrorist network based in Pakistan was behind the deadly attack in capital Kabul which left at least 80 people dead, the Afghan intelligence said. According to a statement by NDS, credible intelligence information confirms the attack was carried out by the network on direct instructions and with the support of the Pakistani military intelligence, Inter Services Intelligence. ...

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German students clash with police over deportation of Afghan refugee

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Students in the German city of Nuremberg have clashed with police to bloc the deportation of an Afghan refugee. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between students and police at the vocational school at Berliner Platz, where officials were trying to evacuate a 20-year-old Afghan asylum seeker from the camp. The Afghan student was among many others who were due to be deported ...

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Kabul bombing: Afghans blame Haqqani network and Pakistan

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KABUL: Afghan intelligence officials have blamed Taliban-affiliated militants with the help of Pakistani security services for a truck bombing in Kabul that killed 90 people. Up to 400 others were injured when the suicide attacker drove into the capital’s diplomatic quarter during the morning rush-hour before setting off explosives. The blast left a 16ft-deep crater near Zanbaq Square in the ...

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The Taliban outfit through media statement rejects involvement in the deadly Kabul blast

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KABUL: The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan reacted at the deadly bombing in capital Kabul that left at least 80 dead, claiming that the fighters of the group have no role in today’s devastating attack. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement said the group has no role in the attack and the Taliban fighters were also not involved in ...

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Kabul truck bomb also kills 2 media workers

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KABUL: Two media workers were among those killed and seven others were injured in the massive truck bombing in capital Kabul on Wednesday morning. An IT officer with Tolo TV and a driver with the BBC were killed in the deadly attack in the heart of Kabul, in which at least 80 people were killed and more than 300 wounded. ...

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Karzai strongly condemns Kabul terrorist attack

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KABUL: Hamid Karzai, former president, strongly condemned Wednesday’s suicide attack in Kabul. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle in the morning at the Zanbaq crossroad near the Wazir Akbar Khan diplomatic neighborhood which houses the US-led military headquarters, several embassies, the Roshan mobile phone office and a luxury hotel. Around 80 people mostly civilians were killed and 350 more ...

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