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Kabul attack: At least 60 killed in suicide blast

More than 100 people were killed and wounded in a suicide attack targeting an education center in Kabul Wednesday (August 15), according to a government official. Among the victims were thought to be dozens of teenagers studying for university exams. Many Internal and international Institutions strongly condemned the attack, The United Nations mission in the Afghanistan saying in a statement …

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Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Hit Record High

The findings include the killing of more civilians in the first six months of this year than at any comparable time over the past ten years. The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan reached a record high in the first half of the year, despite last month’s ceasefire, with a surge in suicide attacks claimed by Daesh, the UN Assistance …

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The killing of a reporter in Kandahar

Gunmen killed an Afghan journalist on his way to work in the southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday (April 24, 2018) officials said, an attack that highlighted the risks faced by media workers in Afghanistan. More details in a report from our colleague Ali Behzad  

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Attacks in five provinces kill 64 members of Afghan security forces

Afghanistan is not safe – At least 64 Afghan soldiers have been killed in Taliban attacks in the provinces of Kandahar, Nimroz, Ghazni, Balkh and Farah, officials said on Thursday. Forty-three Afghan soldiers were killed in an attack on a military base in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar. Nine others were wounded in the attack, which started at 2:30 am on …

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Ghani orders investigation after leaked memo suggests ethnic bias in his government

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered an investigation after a memo from a staff member of his office suggested ethnic bias in the government. The memo, by Sawabuddin Makhkah, a senior staff member at Administrative Office of the President, was shared with limited number on Telegram, apparently by mistake, before it was leaked to the media. It carried instructions to …

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Afghan Taliban ‘Will Support Pakistan Against Foreign Aggression’

The Afghan Taliban said it would extend its full support to Pakistan in the event of aggressive moves by the United States. A hardline religious scholar from Pakistan has said that the Afghan Taliban would support Pakistan against any kind of foreign aggression, Pakistani media reported on Thursday. Maulana Samiul Haq, known as ‘Father of Taliban’, chief of his own …

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At Least Two Killed In Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan

At Least Two Killed In Suicide Bombing Near Cricket Stadium Security sources confirmed a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a check post leading to the Kabul International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday during a Shpageeza Cricket League match. Officials initially said the explosion was at a stadium gate but security sources later corrected this and said the blast had been …

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Rights Watchdog Labels Mosque Attack A War Crime

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement on Friday that the attack on Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul city, which killed over 30 people, is a war crime. “(This) is a serious violation of the laws of war, and an apparent war crime,” Human Rights Watch said. The attack, which lasted for over four hours, in the Qala-e-Najara neighborhood of Khair Khana in Kabul, left over 30 …

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Children Witness Scenes Of Horror During Mosque Attack

In Friday’s attack on Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul’s PD11, men and women were killed – so were children.  However, a number of children who survived the attack witnessed horrific scenes that even adults are struggling to come to terms with. Ali Ahmad, one young boy, was trapped in the mosque’s courtyard during the attack. His picture on social media …

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Short film about forced marriage of children in Afghanistan

Jabbar children for marriage at an early age While the child is learning the experience of communicating with the environment and acquiring life skills, they are still unable to analyze the complex rules of marital life and how to deal adequately with their couples in different situations of life, It is a great discrimination and oppression for girls whose experience …

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