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Kabul Blast Targets MP’s Convoy, 3 Wounded

KABUL: An explosion went off in a crowded area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, causing 3 casualties, witnesses said, while a police officer said it appeared to have been a bomb attack aimed at a member of parliament. A senior Kabul police officer confirmed that three people were …

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Officials Count Around 30,000 War Dead in Afghanistan This Year

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Hostilities in Afghanistan have left around 30,000 people dead and as many wounded, mostly insurgents, according to the latest official estimates. As of Sunday, counter-insurgency operations conducted by Afghan police and military forces around the country had left more than 18,500 “enemy” fighters dead and wounded 12,000 more, …

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Niloofar Rahmani, first female pilot in Afghanistan, seeking asylum

KABUL: (Iblagh Desk) There was an angry reaction in Afghanistan to news that the first female fixed-wing pilot in the country’s air force was requesting asylum in the United States after completing an 18-month training course. The Afghan defense ministry confirmed on Sunday that Captain Niloofar Rahmani, 25, had sought …

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Bus-truck collision kills 14 in Afghanistan

KABUL: (Web Desk) At least 14 people were killed and dozens wounded Sunday when a passenger bus collided with a truck in western Afghanistan, officials said, in the latest road accident in the war-torn country. Women and children were among the casualties from the accident on the Herat-Kabul highway in …

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Five female airport staffers killed in Afghanistan

KABUL: Unknown gunmen have killed five female airport workers and a driver in southern Afghanistan, local officials say. Provincial spokesman Samim Kheplwak said Saturday that at least three attackers fired shots at the women while there were in a van on their way to work at the airport in the …

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Pentagon to deploy 2,300 more US troops to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The United States military says it will deploy an armored brigade and an aviation brigade totaling about 2,300 soldiers to Afghanistan this winter. The Pentagon made the announcement in a statement released on Thursday, saying 1,500 soldiers will be sent to Afghanistan this winter, in addition to another 800 …

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Top Afghan general killed in copter crash

KABUL: Afghanistan’s army said one of its top commanders was killed Tuesday when a military helicopter crashed in the western Afghan province of Badghis. General Mohayedin Ghori commanded the 207th Corps and was one of the six regional commanders of the Afghan army, responsible for the country’s western zone, defence …

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Isis claims responsibility for Kabul mosque suicide bomb blast

[/caption]KABUL: (Web Desk) Dozens killed and more than 80 injured in attack on mosque in Afghan capital in latest attack targeting Shia community. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a crowded mosque in Kabul that killed more than 30 people and wounded dozens in its third …

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Suicide bomber kills 27 worshippers at Imambargah in Kabul

KABUL: (Iblagh Desk)- A suicide bomber on Monday (today) killed at least 27 people and wounded 35 in an explosion at a crowded Imambargah in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials said. The attacker entered the Baqir ul Olum mosque during a ceremony, the interior ministry said in a statement. Fraidoon …

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