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Afghanistan: Blasts, gunfire heard in Kabul, say reports

Afghanistan: Blasts, gunfire heard in Kabul, say reports

Kabul: Afghanistan’s capital was hit by two blasts near a military hospital on Tuesday, Taliban officials said, with a witness also reporting gunfire. “I am inside the hospital. I heard a big explosion coming from the first checkpoint. We were told to go to safe rooms. I also hear guns

Intel officers of previous Afghan govt join ISIS-K to fight Taliban: Report

Intel officers of previous Afghan govt join ISIS-K to fight Taliban: Report

Kabul: Members of former Afghan regime have joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan branch (ISIS-K) in order to fight against the ruling terror group- Taliban, revealed a recent report. Meanwhile, a publication citing a report stated that members of the intelligence body of the previous government in Afghanistan

Taliban behead junior volleyball woman player in Kabul

Taliban behead junior volleyball woman player in Kabul

Chandigarh: Taliban has reportedly beheaded a member of the Afghan junior women’s national volleyball team, Mahjabin Hakimi, who played in the youth age group, earlier this month in Kabul, the team’s coach stated to media.  In an interview, the coach said Mahjabin Hakimi was killed in October, but nobody learnt about

Afghanistan: At least 37 dead, 74 wounded in Kandahar city mosque blast

Afghanistan: At least 37 dead, 74 wounded in Kandahar city mosque blast

Kandahar: Suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in southern Afghan city of Kandahar that was packed with worshippers attending weekly Friday prayers, killing as many as 37 people and wounding more than 70, as per a hospital official and an eyewitness. The assault came just a week after a suicide

Pak airline suspends flights from Kabul, cites Taliban’s ‘heavy-handedness’

Pak airline suspends flights from Kabul, cites Taliban’s ‘heavy-handedness’

Islamabad: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Thursday announced its decision to suspend flights from Kabul, citing “heavy handed” interference of Taliban authorities, including arbitrary rule changes and intimidation of staff. The statement comes at a time when the Taliban government ordered the airline, the only international company operating regularly out

US, UK warn their citizens of security threats in Kabul hotels: Sources

US, UK warn their citizens of security threats in Kabul hotels: Sources

Kabul: The United States and Britain warned their citizens on Monday to avoid hotels in Afghanistan, days after dozens were killed at a mosque in an attack claimed by the ISIS group. The Taliban, which seized power in August and declared an Islamic emirate, are seeking international recognition and assistance