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Afghanistan elections: Afghans vote for President amid Taliban attacks, fraud fears

An upsurge in violence in the run-up to the elections, following the collapse of US-Taliban talks to end America's longest war, had already rattled Afghanistan in the past weeks.

Kabul blast: Toll rises to 16, Taliban claims responsibilty

The explosion came as a senior US diplomat was visiting Kabul to brief Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on a draft peace accord reached with the insurgents that could see thousands of US troops withdrawn from Afghanistan.


Mired in poverty, Afghans bring their children to work

Like many children in Afghanistan, school is a luxury his family can no longer afford.

Kabul seeks clarification on Trump talk of wiping out Afghanistan

Trump's remarks followed a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House on Monday at which Trump voiced optimism that Pakistan could help broker a political settlement to end the nearly 18-year-old war in Afghanistan.

Explosion outside Kabul University kills two, wounds 10

No one has claimed responsibility for the explosion but both the Taliban and the Islamic State group affiliate are active in Kabul.

Gun battle rages in Afghan capital after powerful blast injures 65

The blast sent a plume of black smoke over the city, with Reuters witnesses saying the sound shook their office building, as sporadic gunfire and the wail of ambulance sirens pierced the air.


Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul, at least seven casualties

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which came a day after militant group Islamic State claimed a suicide attack outside a military training academy that killed at least six people.

Gunmen kill female ex-Afghan journalist Mina Mangal in Kabul

There was no immediate word on the motive for the attack, but another Kabul police spokesman, Ferdous Farahmarz, said the cause may have been a family dispute.

Six killed, 23 injured in several explosions during new year festival in Afghan's Kabul

The attacks came on Nowruz, an ancient Persian festival to mark the start of spring that is widely celebrated in Afghanistan but has also faced opposition from some hardline Islamists, who say it is un-Islamic.

Three explosions target Shiite shrine in Kabul, says Afghan official

Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi says Shiite worshippers came to the Karti Sakhi shrine in the Afghan capital when the blasts took place on Thursday morning in the Shiite neighborhood. It's unclear what caused the explosions.

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Photos | Several feared dead after massive explosion near Indian Embassy in Kabul

Kabul blast: A car bomb exploded in Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul , killing several people and injuring scores of others. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed that the staff at the Indian Embassy in Kabul are safe.

Afghan women's rights activists break with tradition, carry coffin of woman beaten to death

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob was buried in Kabul on Sunday (March 22nd). In an unprecedented move, her coffin was carried by women’s rights activists.


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Pollution In Kabul potentially kills thousands every year

Millions of people in Kabul live with pollution and toxic particles in the air. Local environmental groups say the situation in the Afghan capital is potentially killing thousands of people every year.