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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

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

US denies plane from Kabul with Americans from landing: Flight organisers

US denies plane from Kabul with Americans from landing: Flight organisers

Washington: The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday barred U.S. landing rights for a charter plane carrying more than 100 Americans and U.S. green card holders evacuated from Afghanistan, organizers of the flight said. “They will not allow a charter on an international flight into a U.S. port of entry,”