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Taliban Hang Student Suspected Over Assassination – Official

KABUL, Dec 3 – Taliban militants hanged a university student in public in a village west of Kabul after accusing him of involvement in the death of a senior Taliban official, a local government spokesman said on Saturday. Abdul Rahman Mangal said Faiz ul Rahman Wardak, a fourth-year student at Kabul Polytechnic University, was hanged

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Kabul Welcomes Back National Geographic’s Green-Eyed “Afghan Girl”

By Akram Walizada KABUL, Nov 9 – Afghan’s president on Wednesday welcomed back Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed “Afghan Girl” whose 1985 photo in National Geographic became a symbol of her country’s wars, offering her a furnished apartment after she was deported by Pakistan. Pakistan security officials escorted Gula overnight from a Peshawar hospital, where she

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Australian Woman Kidnapped in Afghanistan’s Capital Kabul

KABUL, Nov 6 – An Australian working for a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Afghanistan was reported kidnapped in the capital Kabul on Saturday, officials said. “The Australian Embassy in Kabul is making urgent enquiries into reports an Australian has been kidnapped in Kabul,” a spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra

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Daesh Claims Responsibility for Deadly Mosque Attack in Afghan Capital

KABUL, Oct 13 – Daesh on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a mass shooting that killed at least 18 worshippers at a shrine in the Afghan capital, raising fears of sectarian violence after a string of attacks on the country’s Shi’ite minority. The claim to Tuesday’s attack, released online, came as the community observed Ashura, one

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Seven Killed in Afghan Helicopter Crash

KABUL, Oct 9 – An Afghan air force helicopter crashed in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least seven people on board, said Afghan Defence Ministry officials who described the crash as an accident. Four crew members and three soldiers were among the those killed in the crash of the Russian-made Mi-17 helicopter, said Defence

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Many Hospital Medics Forced to Flee Embattled Afghan City, Jeopardising Care

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Oct 6 – Fighting in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz has forced many hospital staff to leave for safety, officials said on Thursday, further jeopardising medical care for hundreds of people. Street-to-street gun battles have continued for four days after Taliban militants slipped past the city’s defences on Monday. Government troops, backed

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Afghan Forces End Siege After Suicide Attacks Hit Kabul

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL, Sept 6  – Afghan security forces ended an 11-hour standoff in central Kabul on Tuesday, shooting dead the last of a group of attackers who struck hours after a separate suicide bombing killed and wounded dozens of security personnel and civilians. The bloody episode began on Monday afternoon with a twin

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