Category: Kabul

‘A sad day’: Tributes for journalists killed in Kabul 0

‘A sad day’: Tributes for journalists killed in Kabul

Tributes are pouring in for at least nine Afghan reporters killed in an explosion while covering an earlier suicide bombing in Kabul. The first blast was caused on Monday morning by a motorcycle-riding attacker who detonated explosives during rush hour in the Shash Darak area of the Afghan capital. About half an hour later, as journalists waited by a security…

Twin explosions raze more than 20 in Afghanistan’s Kabul 0

Twin explosions raze more than 20 in Afghanistan’s Kabul

At least 21 people, including six journalists, have been killed and dozens wounded after two explosions hit Kabul, according to Afghan health officials. The blasts went off during rush hour on Monday morning in the Shash Darak area of the Afghan capital. In the first explosion, a suicide bomber detonated himself close to the National…

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Afghanistan: Deaths in attack on ID registration centre in Kabul

A suicide bombing near a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 12 people, health officials said. Kabul’s acting police chief, Mohammad Daoud Amin, said the assailant detonated his explosives at the doorway of the ID distribution centre in the capital at 10am (05:30 GMT) on Sunday. A public health…

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Afghanistan: ‘Dozens killed’ in explosion on the subject of Kabul University

At least 26 people have been reported killed and 18 others wounded in a mid-day explosion in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Tolo News reported that the attack on Wednesday happened close to Kabul University and Ali Abad hospital. News reports said an interior ministry spokesman confirmed the number of casualties. The explosion is believed to…

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Explosion heard in Afghan capital Kabul

A large explosion has taken place in the Afghan capital, Kabul, according to security officials. At least one person has been killed in Friday’s blast, and four others wounded, TOLO news reported. The explosion took place in an area of the city home to a number of foreign embassies, Reuters news agency reported. More to follow…

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Devastating scenes as 95 people killed in Kabul

Kabul reacted in despair and fear on Sunday, a day after a suicide bomb killed and wounded more than 250 people in the worst attack seen in the Afghan capital in months. There was a mix of helpless anger at the seemingly endless wave of attacks after an ambulance packed with explosives blew up in…

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Sizable blast rocks Afghanistan’s Kabul

A blast has rocked the Afghan capital, Kabul, with images posted to social media showing huge plumes of dark smoke rising above the city. Reports on Saturday said the explosion was close to an old interior ministry building. Emergency vehicles could be herd in the city centre, TOLO news reported. Witnesses near the city centre…

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Gunmen ‘attack’ InterContinental Lodge in Kabul

Afghan special forces are fighting gunmen who have attacked a major hotel in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. Four attackers armed with automatic weapons stormed Inter-Continental Hotel on Saturday, security sources told Al Jazeera. It is believed that suicide bombers are among them. There were reports that a number of people were being held hostage, while a witness…