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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

Eid day attack injures 4 in Pakistan – officials

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Officials say two suicide bombers tried to enter the Khanpur Imambargah but were intercepted by police

KARACHI, Pakistan (Sept. 13, 2016) — A suicide bomber injured 4 policemen, one critically, outside a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan in an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban as the country marked the beginning of the religious festival Eid al-Adha on Tuesday, September 13.  Continue reading Eid day attack injures 4 in Pakistan – officials

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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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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I’ll do anything to kill time

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BOREDOM. Refugees in Germany are unable to work or go to university because they lack a residency permit. Photo by Axel Heimken/EPA
Refugees in Germany find themselves ‘with little to no contact with German society’ as they go through the integration process

BERLIN, Germany (Feb. 20, 2016) — In the Berlin gym that now serves as his home, Afghan student Yaza sweeps the floor over and over again, just to keep himself from “going crazy with boredom”.

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Afghan civilian casualties top 11,000 to hit record in 2015

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AFTER THE ATTACK. Afghan mourners carry the coffin of Saeed Jawad Hossini, 29, who was killed in a suicide attack on a minibus carrying employees of Afghan TV channel TOLO in Kabul on January 21, 2016. Photo by Shah Marai/AFP
One in every 4 casualties in 2015 was a child, says the United Nations

KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 14, 2016) — The number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan last year was the highest recorded since 2009, the UN said Sunday, February 14, with children paying a particularly heavy price.

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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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Pakistan arrests suspects in university attack

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Students inspect the room of their fellows who were killed when gunmen attacked Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan, 20 January 2016. Bilawal Arbab/EPA
‘The 5 facilitators have been arrested and another one, whom I will call terrorist-A is still at large,’ says the military spokesman

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Jan. 24, 2016) — Pakistani security agencies have arrested 5 men accused of helping organize Wednesday’s attack on a university in the country’s troubled northwest that killed 21 people, the military announced on Saturday, January 23.

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