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Nine killed in Kabul car bomb targeting Afghan MP

Kabul - A car bomb targeting an Afghan lawmaker killed nine people and wounded more than a dozen in Kabul on Sunday, officials said, the latest attack to rock the capital.

One civilian killed in Kabul rocket attack

Kabul - A series of rockets struck the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing one person and wounding two, the interior ministry said, the second such attack to rock Kabul in less than a month.

Taliban attack on Kabul kills at least 16 and wounds 119

Kabul - Even as a peace deal between the Taliban and the US seems near, the Taliban are keeping up their attacks on the Afghan government. Violence in the country shows no sign of abating as each side tries to strengthen their position before any deal.

Suicide bombers in deadly attack on Afghan ministry

Kabul - Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, officials said, in a deadly, hours-long assault that destroyed weeks of relative calm in the capital.

Loud explosion, gunfire rock downtown Kabul

Kabul - A loud explosion and follow-up gunfire were heard near the Afghan communication ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, officials said.

Taliban warn Kabul residents to 'keep away' ahead of attacks

Kabul - The Taliban warned Kabul residents Monday to avoid "military centres" in the heavily fortified city, saying they are planning more attacks in the Afghan capital where civilians have long borne the brunt of casualties.

Kabul blast: Key moments in security of Afghan capital

Kabul - Taliban militants detonated a bomb hidden inside an ambulance in a crowded area of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 63 people and wounding 151 others, officials said.

Suicide bomber attacks Kabul's diplomatic zone, five dead: officials

Kabul - A suicide bomber believed to be as young as 12 struck Kabul's heavily fortified diplomatic quarter on Tuesday and killed at least five people, showing that militants can still hit the heart of the city despite tighter security.

Blast rocks Kabul's diplomatic zone, multiple casualties

Kabul - A suicide attacker riding a motorcycle blew himself up inside Kabul's heavily fortified diplomatic zone on Tuesday, killing at least three people and wounding 15, officials said.

Timeline of Kabul attacks since 2016

Kabul - A massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quater on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people and wounding over 300.

Taliban attack on Kabul police buses kills at least 27

Kabul - At least 27 policemen were killed Thursday and 40 wounded after a bomb attack claimed by the Taliban struck a convoy of buses transporting police cadets in Kabul, the interior ministry said.

Taliban suicide car bombing kills four near Kabul

Kabul - A Taliban suicide car bomber killed four people on Wednesday and injured dozens more on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul, police said.

Afghan MP survives suicide attack, three dead: officials

Kabul - A prominent Afghan MP escaped a suicide attack Sunday that killed three people including a child and left seven others wounded, officials said, just days after Washington announced it would slow the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

Afghan bank clerks rob their own bank of $1.4 million and run

Kabul - Bank clerks in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province may have stolen as much as 81 million Afghanis ($1.4 million) from the country's central bank when they raided their own bank and fled, said one official on Saturday.

American general killed in Afghan attack identified

Kabul - An American two-star general, who was killed in an attack at the Marshal Fahim National Defense University, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, has been identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the highest-ranking American officer killed in combat since 1970.

Taliban attack presidential palace compound and CIA building

Kabul - The Taliban are mounting an attack on the presidential compound in the center of the Afghan capital Kabul. There have been reports of explosions and gunfire but few details as yet.

Taliban spring offensive targets Afghan Security and NATO forces

Kabul - After a relatively calm start this year, which saw few NATO and US casualties, the Taliban have started their spring offensive, targeting NATO and Afghan Security Forces. The past week has been particularly bloody with a car bomb attack in Kabul.

Suicide car bomber attacks NATO convoy in Kabul

Kabul - A suicide car bomber struck a NATO convoy in the Afghan capitol of Kabul, killing 12 people, including 2 NATO troops, and 4 civilian contractors.

Afghans not interested in killing Taliban - A Western fixation

Kabul - "Now that the sonovabitch is dead, why is the US still angry with us?" "Us", in this conversation, are the Taliban. The SOB in question is Osama bin Laden. This is a quote relayed by Yahya Maroofi, Counsellor to Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai.

Video: Boeing 747 crash at Bagram Airfield military base kills 7

Graphic video footage of a US cargo plane crashing immediately after takeoff from Bagram Airfield military base in Afghanistan on Monday, was captured on a vehicle dashcam.

Afghanistan: Suicide bombers kill 18 in separate attacks

Kabul - Suicide bombers killed 18 people, including one police officer in two separate incidents, in Afghanistan on Saturday morning. One blast was near the Defense Ministry in Kabul and the other in Khost province.The bombings coincide with Chuck Hagel's visit.

Child suicide bomber kills four Skateistan members in Kabul

Kabul - The majority of the deaths in Saturday’s suicide bombing by the Taliban, near the headquarters of the Nato-led international coalition, were members of the skateboarding initiative ‘Skateistan’.

Seven more U.S. troops die in Afghanistan

Kandahar - Another seven American soldiers lost their lives in Afghanistan Thursday, along with their Afghan interpreter and three Afghan soldiers.

Roadside bomb kills 5 civilians on bus in Afghanistan

Ghazni - A bus has been hit by a bomb on Sunday morning in Afghanistan's Ghanzi province. Five people were killed and eleven were injured.

Taliban 12-hour siege on Kabul hotel ends

Kabul - The attack on a popular hotel on the outskirts of Kabul has ended, with up to 17 people dead, according to the Afghan police.

Hotel in Kabul scene of heavy gunfire

Somewhere in the Kabul region of Afghanistan two men are hunkered down as bullets whiz overhead. Journalists Mustafa Kazemi and Ahmad Mukhtar are using the social network Twitter to describe what they are encountering tonight.

Obama's visit was not a secret to Twitter users in Afghanistan

Kabul - Most people didn't know about Obama's secret visit to Afghanistan until it happened. But Twitter users in the country had notification several hours before his arrival.

Explosions in Kabul follow Obama's surprise visit to Afghanistan

Kabul - Five explosions hit the Afghan capital on Wednesday, resulting in at least seven deaths. The attacks follow the surprise visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to the country.

Taliban 'spring offensive' targets embassies in Kabul (Video)

Kabul - Explosions and gunfire rocked the area of Kabul where several embassies and the NATO base in the city are located. The presidential palace of Hamid Karzai also came under attack with heavy gunfire that lasted about 30 minutes after the first explosions.

Afghan women and children killed in Turkish NATO helicopter crash

Kabul - As if the Afghan people have not suffered enough horror recently, now a NATO-operated Turkish helicopter has crashed, killing 4 Afghan civilians and 12 Turkish soldiers.
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Lt. Col. Haji Wali Mohammad Ahmad Zai  commander  2nd Kandak  2nd Brigade  205th Afghan National Arm...
Lt. Col. Haji Wali Mohammad Ahmad Zai, commander, 2nd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 205th Afghan National Army Corps, speaks with village elders from Janan Keley, Afghanistan, about the security situation in their community. The villagers in Janan Keley are thankful for the ANA's renewed presence in their area as it offers them some degree of security against Taliban persecution. (US Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher McCullough)
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A general view of the Bagram prison at the U.S. airbase in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan
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Building damaged from 1990s civil war in Kabul  in 2009.
Building damaged from 1990s civil war in Kabul, in 2009.
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A fireman hoses a road next to a destroyed bus at the scene of a suicide attack in Kabul, November 16, 2013. A suicide bomber rammed his car into an Afghan army vehicle providing security for a compound where Afghanistan's political and tribal elites are due to gather next week to debate a security pact with the United States
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Toxic smog caused by people burning coal, wood, car tyres and garbage to keep warm, has blanketed Kabul
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NATO helicopter
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Taliban attack British Council offices in Kabul.
Taliban attack British Council offices in Kabul.
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Marines pose with General James Mattis, Commanding General, CENTCOM, at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan
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U.S. Secretary of State poses with Aghani female politicians at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in 2011.
U.S. Secretary of State poses with Aghani female politicians at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in 2011.
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The Taliban have kidnapped Afghan MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar in Ghazni, as she and her children were travelling in a rural area south of the capital Kabul
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Russian-built "Microryan" in Afghanistan
Explosions in Kabul following visit by President Barack Obama.
Explosions in Kabul following visit by President Barack Obama.
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