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Mughal exhibition in Kabul a reminder of the city’s artistic glory

KABUL (Web Desk) Disfigured by four decades of war, the Afghan capital Kabul offers few reminders of its former glory in Islamic art or religious tolerance but a rare exhibition of Mughal paintings is seeking to change that.Dozens of enlarged reproductions of miniatures – highly detailed paintings the size of …

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Russian pilot found alive 30 years after shot down in Afghanistan

KABUL (Web Desk) A Russian pilot who was missing presumed dead after his plane was shot down three decades ago during the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan has been found alive and wants to come home, Russian military veterans said Friday.He is still alive. It´s very astonishing. Now he needs help,” the …

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Report: Afghan Shia Muslims targeted in deadly attacks in recent years

KABUL (Web Desk) In its annual 2017 Report on International Religious Freedom, the US Department of State said that in recent years, a series of deadly attacks were conducted on the Shia Muslim community in Afghanistan.The report says that the majority of attacks were carried out by Daesh.Meanwhile, Afghan government …

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Afghan forces mistakenly kill 9, mostly civilians: officials

KABUL (Web Desk) Afghan forces mistakenly killed nine people, most of them civilians, during raid on a house in eastern Nangarhar province which has been a base for the militant Islamic State (IS) group and other militants, officials said Tuesday.The raid, which took place late on Monday night in Chaparhar …

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16 killed, 38 wounded by blast in Afghanistan’s Kandahar

KANDAHAR (Web Desk) At least 16 people were killed and 38 wounded Tuesday when a minivan packed with explosives exploded as members of the security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said.Police and intelligence officers in the city of Kandahar had already cleared the area around …

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Afghan govt under pressure as Taliban threaten new district

FARAH (Web Desk) Taliban fighters closed in on another district in Afghanistan on Sunday as officials sought to reassure an increasingly angry public that security would improve.On Sunday, the insurgents were besieging the governor’s compound in Ajrestan district in Ghazni, south of the capital Kabul, although officials said reinforcements had …

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Explosions in Afghan cricket stadium leave 8 dead, 45 wounded

Kabul (Web Desk) Eight people were killed and 45 wounded in a series of explosions targeting a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said Saturday, the first attack since the holy month of Ramadan began. The blasts exploded among spectators crowded into the stadium at around …

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Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded

JALALABAD (Web Desk) Eight people were killed and 45 wounded in a series of explosions targeting a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said Saturday, the first attack since the holy month of Ramazan began.The blasts exploded among spectators crowded into the stadium at around 11pm …

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AFGHAN ARMY REPELS TALIBAN ATTACK ON FARAH CITY

KABUL (Web Desk) On May 16, the Afghan Army and Police repelled an attack by the Taliban on the city of Farah, the capital of the western Farah province, according to the Afghan TOLO TV.Governor of Farah Abdul Basir Salangi said that more than 2,000 fighters of the Taliban had …

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