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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

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

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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Taliban suicide bomber kills 20 cops outside Kabul base

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A member of the Afghan security forces stands guard at the site of a suicide attack at the gate of a Civil Order Police compound, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. A suicide bomber killed at least nine people and wounded 12 in an attack on a police base in Kabul on Monday, an Afghan official said. AP Photos

KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 2, 2016) —Twenty policemen were killed Monday when a Taliban suicide bomber struck their base in Kabul Monday, officials said, just days before a fresh round of international talks aimed at reviving dialogue with the Islamist group.

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