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# kabul - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Over 20 killed in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

# kabul - Monday 29 January, 2018

Five killed as gunmen storm Kabul military academy in IS-claimed attack

Five people were killed and ten wounded in what’s been the third major attack in the city in several days.

# kabul - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Pakistan accused of supporting militants who killed nearly 100 in suicide bombing yesterday

The Afghan government the attack was carried out by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network with Pakistani backing.

# kabul - Saturday 27 January, 2018

'A massacre': Ambulance bomb kills at least 90 people and wounds 151 in Kabul

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

# kabul - Monday 22 January, 2018

'Pray for me. I may die': Kabul hotel guest's plea during siege

At least 18 people were killed, including 14 foreigners, in the 12-hour ordeal.

# kabul - Sunday 21 January, 2018

18 people killed in Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack, including 14 foreigners

Afghan security forces killed all six attackers during the night-time siege.

# kabul - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Islamic State claims Kabul suicide bombing that killed over 40 people

Some anguished relatives were so distraught they crawled on the ground pulling their hair.

# kabul - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Gunmen storm Kabul TV station in ongoing attack

The incident started in the last hour.

# kabul - Friday 20 October, 2017

Nearly 60 people killed in two suicide bombings at Afghan mosques

“I rushed inside the mosque and saw all the worshippers covered in blood,” one witness said.

# kabul - Monday 24 July, 2017

At least 24 killed in Kabul car bombing

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.

# kabul - Saturday 3 June, 2017

At least seven dead in attack on funeral in Kabul

The violence comes just three days after a bomb blast in the city killed 90 people.

# kabul - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

At least 64 people killed and 320 wounded as bomb blast rips through Afghan diplomatic quarter

The French and German embassies were damaged in the blast.

# kabul - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

"We are stuck inside and very afraid": Militants attack American University in Afghanistan

Many other trapped students were tweeting desperate messages for help.

# kabul - Saturday 23 July, 2016

At least 80 people have been killed in Kabul bombing

The blast struck a group of ethnic Hazara demonstrators.

# kabul - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Five men detained after jumping out of trailer at Dublin Port

The five men are believed to be illegal immigrants from Afghanistan.

# kabul - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Suicide bomber dressed in police uniform detonated himself outside police academy

Over 50 people have been killed in the attacks.

# kabul - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Photos: Men in burqas say 'Don't tell women what to wear, keep your eyes away' BURQAS This post contains images

Photos: Men in burqas say 'Don't tell women what to wear, keep your eyes away'

They organised the march ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8.

# kabul - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Suicide bomber kills three NATO soldiers near US embassy in Afghanistan

NATO hasn’t yet released the nationalities of the victims.

# kabul - Saturday 5 July, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s finally the weekend. Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# kabul - Sunday 9 March, 2014

This is the Afghanistan that never makes it into the headlines The Other Side This post contains images

This is the Afghanistan that never makes it into the headlines

These photos show a people trying to carry on with life among the chaos.

# kabul - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Co Derry resident among 21 killed in Kabul suicide attack

Simon Chase had been living in Limavady with his partner and children. It’s understood he was working with an EU police mission.

IMF and UN staff among dead in Kabul restaurant attack

A suicide bomber detonated his vest at the entrance to the Lebanese restaurant as two other militants opened fire on customers.

# kabul - Monday 25 November, 2013

Death by stoning may return as punishment for adultery in Afghanistan

The penalty for married adulterers, as well as 100 lashes by whip for unmarried offenders, appears in a draft revision of the country’s penal code.

# kabul - Sunday 21 July, 2013

How do you deliver mail where the streets have no name?

That’s the very dilemma facing postmen in Kabul, now a city of five million people.

# kabul - Monday 10 June, 2013

Seven Taliban leaders killed after assault on NATO airport base

The attacks illustrate that despite Kabul’s security blanket, the insurgency in Afghanistan is far from defeated.

# kabul - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Suicide bombing targets NATO convoy in Kabul

At least 15 people have been killed and dozens wounded in the attack in the Afghan capital.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day.

# kabul - Saturday 16 February, 2013

GALLERY: Incredible photos of Afghanistan before the wars Afghanistan This post contains images

GALLERY: Incredible photos of Afghanistan before the wars

Dr Bill Podlich took hundreds of photos while working with UNESCO in 1967 and 1968. Here’s what he saw.

# kabul - Monday 24 December, 2012

Afghan policewoman kills US adviser in Kabul

The killing of the American, who worked as a contractor with the Nato command, is the first known insider attack by a woman in Afghanistan.

# kabul - Monday 10 December, 2012

Obama praises fallen soldier in Afghanistan rescue mission

A U.S. special operations member was killed during the of an American doctor abducted by the Taliban.

# kabul - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Suicide bombing kills at least 6 in central Kabul

Afghan authorities say a suicide bomber has blown himself up near Nato headquarters in Kabul, killing at least 6 people.

# kabul - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Afghanistan: 7 killed in gun battle and bomb attack

Five people were killed in the gun battle today just outside Kabul while two NATO service members were killed in a separate bomb attack in the south of the country.

# kabul - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Afghan government minister survives roadside bombing

The attack came a day after a suicide bomber killed a prominent Afghan MP. Suicide bombings and roadside attacks are the favoured weapons of the Taliban insurgency.

# kabul - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

On Afghan trip, Obama says US is on a path to 'destroying Al Qaeda' Afghanistan This post contains videos

On Afghan trip, Obama says US is on a path to 'destroying Al Qaeda'

The US president was speaking on the day he signed an agreement for the period after US forces withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014.

# kabul - Monday 16 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# kabul - Friday 16 March, 2012

Turkish soldiers killed after helicopter crashes into building Helicopter Crash This post contains videos

Turkish soldiers killed after helicopter crashes into building

Two girls and 12 soldiers were killed in this morning’s crash.

# kabul - Monday 12 March, 2012

Taliban vows revenge over US soldier's shooting spree

Threats follow shooting which claimed the lives of 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar province.

# kabul - Monday 27 February, 2012

France and Germany withdraw civilian staff from Afghanistan

Germany and France have decided to withdraw civilian staff from Afghanistan, while the UN have also announced it is moving staff from the north of the country.

# kabul - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Afghan police officer suspected of killing two US Nato officers

A police intelligence officer is thought to be behind the fatal shooting of two senior US Nato officers, as protests continue over the burning of the Qur’an at a US military base almost a week ago.

# kabul - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Two westerners shot dead in Afghanistan protests

The two men, reportedly Americans, were shot at the Afghanistan Interior Ministry in Kabul during the fifth day of rioting over the burning of Qur’ans at a US military base.

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