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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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Suicide Bomber Kills at Least Four Security Forces in Kabul

KABUL: A bomb explosion has ripped through Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, taking the lives of at least four security forces and leaving nearly a dozen others injured. The bombing took place in the Puli Mahmood Khan district near the Afghan Defense Ministry compound early Wednesday. According to Interior Ministry spokesman, Sediq …

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Four Americans killed and 16 wounded in Afghanistan suicide blast

KABUL: (Web Desk) Four Americans were killed and 17 people, 16 of them American, were wounded when a Taliban suicide bomber dressed as a labourer blew himself up at a Nato airbase in Afghanistan on Saturday. At least four killed in Taliban raid on German consulate in Afghanistan  In a …

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Explosion hits largest US base in Afghanistan, casualties feared

KABUL:  A massive explosion struck the largest US military base in Afghanistan early Saturday, causing some casualties, Nato confirmed. “We can confirm that there was an explosion at Bagram Airfield this morning just after 5:30 am. There have been casualties,” the military coalition said in a brief statement. The Afghan …

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Afghan president welcomes back Sharbat Gula

KABUL:  Afghan’s president on Wednesday welcomed back Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed “Afghan Girl” whose 1985 photo in National Geographic became a symbol of her country’s wars, offering her a furnished apartment after she was deported by Pakistan. Pakistan security officials escorted Gula overnight from a Peshawar hospital, where she had …

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