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Agony for Afghan civilians in deadly Kabul truck bombing

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SHOCK. Wounded Afghan women and men gesture at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017. Shah Marai/AFP

Anguished Afghans scour hospitals and morgues in Kabul, sifting through disfigured and charred bodies for missing relatives

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jun. 1, 2017) — Anguished Afghans scoured hospitals and morgues in Kabul Wednesday, May 31, sifting through disfigured and charred bodies for missing relatives after a catastrophic truck bombing left at least 90 people dead and hundreds wounded. Continue reading Agony for Afghan civilians in deadly Kabul truck bombing

Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds

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GROUND ZERO. An Afghan security force member stands at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017. Shah Marai/AFP

No group has so far claimed the powerful blast, which a Western diplomatic source says was caused by 1,500 kilograms of explosives hidden inside a water tanker, in what appeared to be a major intelligence failure

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jun. 1, 2017) — At least 90 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday, May 31, when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital just days into the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Continue reading Massive Kabul truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds

Kabul suicide bombing kills 5

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ISIS claims the attack through its propaganda agency Amaq. It says the bomber had targeted a checkpoint outside the Afghan presidential palace

KABUL, Afghanistan (Apr. 12, 2017) — At least 5 people were killed on Wednesday, April 12, when a suicide bomber on foot struck near the Afghan defense ministry in Kabul, officials said, in an attack that was claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group. Continue reading Kabul suicide bombing kills 5

5 troops, 10 militants dead in Pakistan border raid – army

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The fighting occurs in Mohmand, one of Pakistan’s so-called tribal districts that form a buffer zone between Pakistan and Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Mar. 7, 2017) — Five Pakistani soldiers and 10 militants were killed in a coordinated overnight raid at several border posts on the frontier with Afghanistan, the military said Monday. Continue reading 5 troops, 10 militants dead in Pakistan border raid – army

15 years after 9/11, America in perpetual war

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Smoke pours from the twin towers of the World Trade Center after they were hit by two hijacked airliners in a terrorist attack September 11, 2001 in New York City. Robert Giroux/Getty Images/AFP

The 9/11 attacks of 2001 forever changed America and upended its foreign and national security policy, leaving the country for the past 15 years in a war against jihadists – without ending the upheaval in the Middle East

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Sept. 11, 2016) — The 9/11 attacks of 2001 forever changed America and upended its foreign and national security policy, leaving the country for the past 15 years in a war against jihadists – without ending the upheaval in the Middle East.
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Twin Taliban suicide blasts in Kabul kill 24, wound 91

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MINISTRY OF DEFENSE BOMBING. Afghan security personnel and firemen recover a body from the scene of a twin suicide bombing near the Ministry of Defense in Kabul on September 5, 2016. Photo by Wakil Kohsar/ AFP

Two bombers on foot blow themselves up in rapid succession, in an assault apparently aimed at inflicting mass casualties as government employees left the ministry after work

KABUL, Afghanistan (Sept. 6, 2016) — At least 24 people were killed and 91 wounded on Monday, September 5, in a Taliban double suicide bombing in central Kabul during late afternoon rush hour, the latest assault on the Afghan capital.  Continue reading Twin Taliban suicide blasts in Kabul kill 24, wound 91

Kabul charity attacked as toll from violence hits 25

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The assault on a charity called Pamlarena began late Monday, September 5, with a massive explosion, just hours after a brazen Taliban double bombing near the defense ministry

KABUL, Afghanistan (Sept. 6, 2016) — Explosions and gunfire rang out Tuesday, September 6, during an hours-long attack on a Kabul charity, the latest assault in a wave of violence in the Afghan capital that killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens.  Continue reading Kabul charity attacked as toll from violence hits 25

80 dead as ISIS claims twin blasts during Kabul protest

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DEADLY ATTACK. People collect the belongings of the victims at the scene of a suicide bomb attack that targeted a demonstration of Hazara minority in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 23, 2016. Photo by Jawad Jalali/EPA

The attack represents a major escalation for the ISIS group, which so has largely been confined to the eastern province of Nangarhar

KABUL, Afghanistan (July 24, 2016) — Islamic State group jihadists (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) claimed responsibility for twin explosions Saturday, July 23, that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in their first major attack in the Afghan capital.  Continue reading 80 dead as ISIS claims twin blasts during Kabul protest

30 dead, hundreds wounded as Taliban attack rattles Kabul

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TALIBAN ATTACK. Afghan security officials inspect the site of a suicide bombing that targeted the premises of the Ministry of Defense, in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 19, 2016. Photo by Hedayatullah Amid/EPA
Many of the wounded are fighting for their lives, says an interior ministry spokesman

KABUL, Afghanistan (Apr. 19,  2016) — At least 30 people were killed and hundreds wounded when a Taliban truck bomb tore through central Kabul on Tuesday, April 19, triggering a fierce firefight, a week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive.

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Afghan child casualties soar as urban warfare escalates

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VULNERABLE. An internally displaced Afghan child stands outside a temporary shelter in Herat, Afghanistan, January 20, 2015. File photo by Jalil Rezayee/EPA
The United Nations mission in Afghanistan says 161 children were killed and 449 others injured in the first quarter of 2016 alone

KABUL, Afghanistan (Apr. 17, 2016) – Child casualties have soared in Afghanistan this year as the Taliban stepped up attacks in urban areas, the United Nations said Sunday, April 17, branding the figures “appalling.”

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