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Well-Known Religious Scholar Killed in Kabul Explosion

An explosion ripped through a mosque in Kabul City earlier this afternoon killing one person and injuring at least 16 others, Interior Ministry said

KABUL – An explosion ripped through a mosque in Kabul City earlier this afternoon killing one person and injuring at least 16 others, Interior Ministry said in a statement. A well-known religious scholar, Mawlawi Samiullah Raihan, was killed and 16 people were wounded in an explosion that happened inside a …

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Taliban Storm Police Checkpoint in Kabul, Killing 3

Taliban Storm Police Checkpoint in Kabul, Killing 3

KABUL – The Taliban militants attacked an Afghan security checkpoint at PD7 of capital Kabul City on Saturday evening, killing at least three police and wounding three others, Kabul police confirmed. Firdaws Faramars, a spokesperson for Kabul police told Ariana News that the incident has taken place at Bazare Dogh …

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Attack in Kabul Targets Counterpart International

Attack in Kabul Targets Counterpart International

KABUL – A car bomb blast targeted the international NGO – Counterpart International – in capital Kabul on Wednesday, which then followed attack on the organization’s compound. Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the attack that happened on the third day of the holy month of Ramzan. Occasional gunshots and explosions …

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ISIS Releases New Video Purportedly Showing the Group’s Leader for First Time in 5 Years

ISIS

DAMASCUS – The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group has released a new video which purportedly shows the leader of the group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi talking about the recent events including the defeat of the group in Baghouz. This is the first time in five years al-Baghdadi …

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Prominent Taliban Spy Arrested in Kabul

Prominent Taliban Spy Arrested in Kabul

KABUL – A special unit of the Afghan National Police has arrested a prominent Taliban spy in the Afghan capital of Kabul, the Khaama Press news agency reported on Monday, citing the Afghan Interior Ministry. According to the outlet, the police operation to arrest the spy known as Qudratullah was …

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Loya Jirga Starts in Kabul Despite Political Opposition

Loya Jirga Starts in Kabul Despite Political Opposition

KABUL – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani opened a four-day Loya Jirga, or Grand Assembly on April 29, with more than 3,200 delegates seeking to agree on a common approach to peace talks with the Taliban. The Loya Jirga that brings together politicians, tribal elders and other prominent figures, was overshadowed …

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Abdullah Rejects Ghani’s Invitation on Peace Jirga

CEO rejects Ghani's invitation

KABUL – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah stands firm on his opposition for the Grand Consultative Jirga, a CEO office official said, adding that he has been invited by the President Ghani to attend the event but he has rejected the invitation. Head of Abdullah’s Office, Abdul Qahar Abid, …

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VP Danesh Praises Pakistan’s Assistance to Afghanistan

VP Danesh Praises Pakistan’s Assistance to Afghanistan

KABUL – Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh hosted a reception for Pakistani delegation who came to Kabul for inauguration of Mohammad Ali Jinnah hospital, the Second Vice President press office said in a statement. The reception was attended by Pakistani state minister for parliamentary affairs, Ali Mohammad Khan, Pakistani …

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