Suicide Bomber Kills 13 Eastern Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Jan 17  – A suicide bomber killed 13 people in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday at the home of a tribal elder when people had gathered to celebrate his son’s release from Taliban captivity, local officials said. The son was killed and at least 14 people, including his father, were

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Afghan Forces Battle Gunmen After Blast near Pakistani Consulate

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Jan 13 – Afghan security forces exchanged fire with gunmen barricaded in a house near the Pakistan consulate in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday after a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing as many as six people and wounding two, officials said. Witnesses said heavy gunfire and a series of explosions

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