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Suicide bomb attack near intelligence service office: Afghanistan


Suicide bomb attack near intelligence service office

A suicide bomber has killed five people in an attack on the capital Kabul.

A spokesman for the interior ministry says that the bomber blew himself up Monday near an office of the country’s intelligence service, killing five people and wounding two.

The victims included women who were in a vehicle passing near the attack site.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but recent attacks in the capital have been claimed both by Taliban insurgents and Islamic States group fighters who have stepped up their attacks against Afghan security forces.

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Afghan Shias fear further attacks on Ashura


Afghan Shias fear further attacks on Ashura

Ahead of the celebration on Sunday, signs of increased security were in evidence across Kabul, with extra police checkpoints and roadblocks in many areas, while security was also increased in other cities. 

"We are concerned about this. We had internal fighting in the past but never religious fighting,” said Arif Rahmani, a member of parliament and a member of the mainly Shia Hazara community that has been particularly targeted, Reuters reported. 

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Kabul in mourning as Shiite mosque attack toll rises to 28


Kabul in mourning as Shiite mosque attack toll rises to 28

A suicide bomb and gun attack on a Kabul mosque Saturday as the death toll from the atrocity rose to 28.

Distraught relatives and friends carried coffins into the cemetery one by one, a day after the latest deadly attack claimed by the ISIS Takfiri group on Afghanistan’s reeling minority Shiite community. 

Four attackers setting off explosions and firing gunshots laid siege to the Emam Zaman mosque in the north of Afghanistan’s capital for four hours as dozens of men, women, and children gathered for Friday prayers. 

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Powerful Blast Targets Foreign Forces In Kabul: At Least 8 Killed


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<p class="rtejustify">A powerful blast targeting a convoy of foreign forces near the US embassy in Kabul killed at least eight people and wounded 25 Wednesday, mainly civilians, officials said, the latest attack in the Afghan capital.</p>
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21 Killed, 45 Wounded In Kabul Twin Blasts, Including Parliament Employees: Official


At least 21 people were killed and 45 wounded in twin bombings near the Afghan parliament in Kabul on Tuesday, a security official told AFP. 

"The blasts left 21 people dead and 45 others wounded, most of them civilians including parliament employees," the official told AFP, requesting anonymously.

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Suicide Blast At Kabul Shiite Mosque Kills 27, Wounds 35: Police


 A massive suicide blast at a Shiite mosque in Kabul killed at least 27 people Monday and wounded 35 as worshippers gathered to mark a religious ceremony, officials said.

"It was a suicide bomber who blew himself up among worshippers inside the mosque, killing 27 and wounding 35," senior police official Fridon Obaidi said.

Police cordoned off the area around the Baqirul Olum mosque in the west of the Afghan capital.

 

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Huge blast rocks Kabul’s diplomatic quarter where US embassy located


Huge blast rocks Kabul’s diplomatic quarter where US embassy located

A huge explosion has rocked the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, where international embassies, including that of the US, are located, as well as the Afghan Defense Ministry.

An official from the Afghan Interior Ministry, Mohammad Hamayun Aini, CONFIRMED that the explosion had occurred to Pajhwok News. 

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American, Australian kidnapped in Afghanistan's Kabul


Gunmen wearing police uniforms have kidnapped an American and an Australian in the heart of Kabul, the latest in a series of abductions of foreigners in Afghanistan.

The two professors at the American University of Afghanistan were seized from their vehicle on Sunday evening, officials said on Monday, as the kidnappers smashed the passenger window and hauled them away at gunpoint.

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Taliban truck bomb hits Northgate Hotel in Kabul


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Three Taliban attackers and one policeman are dead after an attack on Kabul's Northgate HOTEL, just days after the deadliest attack in Kabul for 15 years.

Three policemen were wounded during a battle with insurgents as they tried to enter the hotel through a gap made when they detonated a truck filled with explosives, General Abdul Rahman Rahimi, head of Kabul police, said. 

"Two of our police patrols got to the scene immediately after the initial blast," General Rahimi said.

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Deadly Blasts Kill 80 Protesters In Kabul


Deadly Blasts Kill 80 Protesters In Kabul

At least 80 people have been killed in two suicide bombings at a march in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say.

More than 230 people have been injured in the attack, according to the interior ministry, and are being taken to Istiqlal hospital.

Witnesses said the blasts happened where hundreds of Afghanistan's Hazara minority had gathered to protest over the route of a planned multi-million dollar power line.

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