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Death toll from attack on Shi'ite gathering in Afghan capital rises to 11

Militants fired mortar bombs at the gathering on Thursday, a commemoration on the anniversary of the death of a leader of the Hazara ethnic minority.

Afghanistan: Explosions near political gathering in Kabul, three injured

A media report said at least 10 explosions were heard. People could be seen scattering in all directions after the blasts.


Afghanistan: Suicide blast near airport kills 16

Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor in eastern Nangarhar province, says that along with the 16 killed, nine other people were wounded when the militants launched a suicide bombing and stormed a construction company near the airport.

Attack on UK security group compound in Kabul, 10 dead

A senior security official said the blast happened close to a compound of British security contractor group G4S, near an industrial park on the main road leading out of Kabul towards eastern Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Blast at polling station in Kabul kills 15

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, which appeared to have been the most serious of a day marked by a series of smaller-scale attacks.

At least 12 dead, dozens injured in blast at Afghanistan election rally

Khalil Asir, a police spokesman in the northeast province of Takhar, said explosives were placed in a motorcycle near the rally, which was to have been addressed by the candidate, Nazifa Yousufi Bek.


Roadside bomb kills 5 police in east Nangarhar province: Afghan official

IS has a strong presence in Nangarhar, where Afghan and US support troops have targeted their outposts

Avtar Singh Khalsa, Sikh candidate for October polls among 20 killed in Afghanistan blast

Afghanistan blast: Most of those killed, including the politician Avtar Singh Khalsa, were travelling to meet President Ashraf Ghani. Khalsa, 52, is survived by his wife and four children. One of his sons, Narinder Singh Khalsa, was injured in the attack.

Afghanistan: At least 10 Sikhs among 19 dead in Jalalabad blast

Ghulam Sanayi Stanekzai, police chief of Nangarhar said the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber who targeted a vehicle carrying members of the Sikh minority who were travelling to meet the president. Officials said at least 10 of the dead were Sikhs.

Afghanistan: 30 'killed and wounded' in bombing inside mosque in Khost province

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and a local Islamic State affiliate reject democratic elections and have targeted them in the past.