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KABUL info-icon (Pajhwok): Ninety-four persons, including 79 incumbent members of the Wolesi Jirga info-icon , have decided to take part in the October 20 parliamentary election in the country. Findings of Pajhwok Afghan News show 10 percent of all these possible contenders that included 28 ...
At least one police force member was wounded in an explosion in the center of the city on Wednesday evening. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told TOLOnews that a magnetic bomb had been detonated. He said it occurred in Deh Afghanan area in Kabul's PD2. He added that one police ...

Afghanistan was rocked by violence once again this past Sunday when at least 57 people were killed in Kabul as they lined up to register to vote for upcoming elections. On the same day, another attack on a voter registration center in Baghlan killed at least five. The recent violence is aimed at derailing ... Terrorist Attack
At least three policemen were killed early Wednesday morning by unknown gunmen in an attack on a check post in Kabul city, according to eyewitnesses. The incident happened in Campany area in PD13 of Kabul city at about 4am local time, residents said. Reinforcements arrived "very late and the ...
It's the day after yet another explosion in the Afghan capital, Kabul, this time at a voter registration centre. Another 69 innocent Afghans confirmed killed (so far) and another 120 injured. My colleague Reza Hussaini and I are sat in our office, each scrolling through Facebook posts, trying to avoid the ... bombing

KABUL, Afghanistan -- He was a retired, medal-winning wrestler, often one of the first to arrive after a suicide bombing to help evacuate the wounded on the shoulders of his muscular frame. On Sunday those shoulders were needed again when a suicide bomber killed at least 60 people and ...
A suicide bomber killed at least 57 people in Kabul, at a voter registration office. The attack underscored the potential for Afghanistan's long-delayed parliamentary vote to be undermined by violence. A steady spate of ever-worsening suicide bombings has taken a toll on the Afghan capital. Chicken ... Gaza Strip
Kabul: Every big city has at least one street that's a must-see for visitors: King's Road in London, Stary Arbat in Moscow, Paseo del Prado in Madrid, Via Condotti in Rome. Kabul has Chicken Street. Only two blocks long, this shabby lane full of competing aromas, lined with shops selling jewellery, ...
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Every big city has at least one street that's a must-see for visitors: King's Road in London, Stary Arbat in Moscow, Paseo del Prado in Madrid, Via Condotti in Rome. KABUL has Chicken Street. Only two blocks long, this shabby lane full of competing aromas, lined with shops ...
After graduating from Britain's University of Oxford, she set up Kabul's first mobile library to let some of Afghanistan's 3.5 million out-of schoolchildren — mostly girls — listen to stories and pore over picturebooks. “When I was a child, I did not have the opportunity to go to a library,” she said by phone from ...
A US congress delegation, led by Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, arrived in Kabul on Wednesday night and met with President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah at the Presidential Palace, the president's office said in a statement on Thursday.
Afghan photojournalist Massoud Hossaini, who has been working for the Associated Press in Kabul, said he survived what he called an assassination attempt Thursday. Hossaini won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography in 2012 after capturing the image of a crying girl in the aftermath of a ...
The DABS – Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat - Afghanistan's power utility company, says the power transmission lines will be reconnected in the near future but at least 200 megawatts of Kabul's electricity has been restored during the last three days. Kabul city needs 400 megawatts of power in 24 hours, ...
At least three people were wounded in an explosion in Kabul on Saturday evening, police confirmed. Kabul Police spokesman Basir Mujahid said the explosion occurred near a sit-in camp in Kabul's PD8. He said three people were wounded in the explosion which was as a result of a magnetic IED bomb.
They warned of snapping transmission lines to Kabul in Baghlan if work on distribution of electricity was not launched in certain areas of the provincial capital, Dand-i-Ghori and Shahabuddin districts. But Breshana Shirkat Director Sultan Ahmad Azizi was unaware of the Taliban threat. He said they had ...
24 (ANI): Six people were injured in a grenade attack in Kabul on Saturday, according to reports. The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast occurred near Chaman-e-Hozoori park in Kabul where a group of people belonging to Pashtuni community were conducting a protest against a government policy.

Afghanistan: Sticky Bomb Blast in Kabul Kills 1, Wounds 13. Afghan official say one person has been killed and thirteen others wounded after a sticky bomb detonated in the capital Kabul. March 24, 2018, at 1:19 p.m.. March 24, 2018, at 1:19 p.m.. U.S. News & World Report. Afghanistan: Sticky Bomb Blast in Kabul Kills 1, ...
AT LEAST 32 people were killed and at least 50 others were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated their explosives near Kart-e Sakhi shrine in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on 21 March, Reuters reported. Reports added that attack was conducted during celebrations of the Iranian New Year Nowruz ...
Ehsan, 17, is the kind of kid who's always out — riding his bicycle with a pack of friends, playing pickup soccer on one of Kabul's dirt fields (grass is a luxury here). My parents and I are always trying to restrain him, warning him to stick to safe places. But he refuses. “Where is there any safe place here?
Hundreds of farmers from around the country showcased their products at an expo in Kabul on Thursday to celebrate Farmer's Day. The festival is held every year, on the second day of the new solar year. “I have been cultivating saffron in Paghman (district in Kabul) for four years and I have seen good ...
The previous month, several people were killed and injured in a suicide attack in the Shashdarak area of Kabul, not far from the Kabul Green Zone where many diplomatic compounds are located. In January, Taliban gunmen stormed the Intercontinental hotel in Kabul, killing 22 people. Days later, the group ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber detonated explosives in a crowd celebrating the Persian New Year in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, killing 31 and leaving desperate family members searching among bodies and body parts for their loved ones' remains. The victims were strewn around the ...
A Taliban suicide car bomber has detonated explosives near to a compound for foreign security contractors in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials said. At least three civilians were killed and two others wounded, with no casualties among the security contractors, when the bomb exploded in Kabul's Police ...
Elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan government, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday as he arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit. Mattis flew into the war-torn city two weeks after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Kabul on March 13 for an unannounced visit to take stock of the war and the prospects for drawing at least some Taliban fighters into peace talks with the Afghan government. The visit, which was not announced in advance due to security concerns, comes as the ...
KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Afghan capital Kabul in unannounced visit. This article filed under: News · Nation/World · Associated Press. Article Comments ( 0 ). Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he believes victory in Afghanistan is still possible — not necessarily on the battlefield but in facilitating a Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government. Mattis spoke shortly before arriving in Kabul, where security concerns ...
In Kabul, a number of Afghan youths are engaged in the modelling business, thus demonstrating to the public the best items of their traditional folk dress. The modelling agency, indigenously called Haqiqi, is the first fashion house in Afghan history. Since every tribe or ethnic group in Afghanistan can boast ...
on Monday claimed arresting a would-be suicide bomber plotting an attack in Kabul. The spy network said the security forces arrested the man in De Sabz district. The detainee wanted to carry out a suicide bombing in Kabul, a statement from NDS said. The would-be bomber was Abdullah, alias Ajab Gul.
The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):. 3:30 p.m.. The Afghan president has condemned a suicide bombing that targeted a gathering of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul. The attack has been claimed by the Islamic State group. President Ashraf Ghani's statement, shortly after the bombing on ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — When President Ashraf Ghani stood up last week to try to lure the Taliban to peace talks, promising them amnesty and political inclusion, he could point to a recent example: the deal that brought the militant group Hezb-i-Islami and its deeply divisive leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, ...
According to a statement by the NDS, the militants confessed that they had planned and carried out the deadly attack on Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul in October last year. The NDS added that the militants were also involved in other terror-related incidents as well. The dreaded IS group had claimed ...
Hundreds of people blocked the highway connecting two biggest Afghan cities of Kabul and Kandahar expressing their protest against a deadly attack ... Hundreds of enraged residents on Saturday blocked the Kabul-Kandahar highway to protest civilian deaths blamed on gunmen wearing Afghan military ...
The ministry said in a statement Kumar – a graduate from IIT Kharagpur -- has held various positions, including an assignment in India's permanent mission to the United Nations. As India-Afghanistan relations have seen a considerable boost over the last few years. New Delhi has given Kabul more than $2 ...
Afghan security personnel arrive at a site after a car bomb targeting foreign troops in Kabul exploded. Picture: AFP/Wakil Kohsar. “The attack again highlights the threat posed by terrorist and insurgent groups to the people of Afghanistan.” The explosion took place on Friday around 9.00am local time (4pm ...
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A large explosion in the eastern part of Afghanistan's capital city on Friday morning killed at least one person, a young girl, and wounded 15, Afghan officials said. Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said the blast occurred in the eastern neighborhood of Qabil Bay, ...
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A large explosion in the eastern part of the Afghan capital on Friday morning killed at least one person, a young girl, and wounded six people, an Afghan official said. Mohammad Alim Asim, chief of the Kabul ambulance services did not immediately have more details on the ...
War seems a long way off in the Ka Faroshi bird market in the heart of Kabul's old city. The narrow lane and a few alleys off it are packed with small, mud-walled shops festooned with bird cages. Facebook Twitter Pinterest · War seems a long way off in the Ka Faroshi bird market in the heart of ...
According to the Kabul ambulance service, which operates the city of 4.5 million's fleet of 20 official vehicles, callouts have dropped by 40% since the attack, as ambulances face long, invasive searches on their way to hospitals. Many people, say drivers, are now using taxis instead. “It's more comfortable in ...
Eleven students were injured when an attacker detonated explosives in a classroom in Kabul on Sunday. “As inhumane as this cowardly attack is, we continue to see similar attacks on schools. Afghanistan's children are becoming innocent victims of the escalating conflict,” said NRC's country director in ...
The piano notes of Richard Clayderman's “Romeo and Juliet” accompanied Taliban gunmen as they rode gold mirrored elevators to the upper floors of a luxury Kabul hotel in search of guests to kill. Stopping on nearly every floor of the Intercontinental Hotel, the heavily armed militants went from room to ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber killed 10 people when he set off explosives on Friday in a crowd of Shiite Muslims near a mosque complex in Kabul, the latest attack to target ethnic and religious minorities in the Afghan capital. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the strike, which also ...
Roshan Safi of the Afghanistan National Army this week visited checkpoints in Kabul to review biometric scanning procedures, general security measures and even living quarters. This came as part of the Afghan and Resolute Support military leaders' efforts to uphold and improve security measures across Afghanistan's ...
Death is all too familiar here — in January alone, at least 174 people were killed in attacks in Kabul, the Afghan capital. But an odd thing has happened at Shuhada-e-Saliheen, the city's largest and perhaps oldest cemetery. As more people arrive from increasingly unsafe provinces in search of security and ...
In 2050, Kabul's population is expected to reach 9 million, making it one of the fastest growing cities in the world. People are flocking to the capital due to an overall trend in urbanization, especially for increased job possibilities and more opportunity. Some are fleeing the threat of insecurity in the ...
KABUL (Pajhwok): Many areas specified for bus stops in capital Kabul have been usurped and roadsides stalls built on them by some individuals, Pajhwok Afghan News has observed. A Pajhwok team visited eight bus stands falling in the limits of 7th, 8th and 12th police districts of Kabul City and found all ...
The Afghan Interior Ministry says a former lawmaker and his bodyguard were gunned down in the capital, Kabul. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said Rafiullah Gul Afghan and his bodyguard were shot dead late February 24 when gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in the northern Kabul ...
The ministry of interior spokesman Najib Danish has confirmed three people were killed in a suicide bombing in Kabul's PD 9 in Shashdarak area bordering the ... “Around 08:20 am local time a suicide bombing in Kabul in PD9, in Shashdarak area, killed one and wounded six others,” Danish said initially.
As I sat in my Kabul office on the evening of January 20, 2018, the familiar — and unwelcome — sounds of gunfire began to increase in the background. A few minutes later, the guard at my residence informed me that the Intercontinental Hotel, a towering figure within sight of my rooftop, was under attack.


 

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