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Afghan army general accused of drug trafficking

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan police have detained an army general accused of smuggling nearly 20 kg (44 lb) of heroin, police and defense officials said on Wednesday.

Kites from Kabul

On 4 July the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green opens Kites from Kabul, which looks a lot more interesting than all the girlie stuff the adult V&A is currently exhibiting. Turquoise Mountain, a British charity in Kabul, presents a display of kites made by artists and children in Kabul, inspired by Afghan and Islamic designs. Show More Summary

In Afghanistan, Suicide Blast and Angry Crowd Target American Soldiers

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

In the confusion after a suicide bombing in Kabul on Tuesday, Afghans accused American soldiers of opening fire on them, and one soldier was attacked.

Suicide bomber kills one in attack on NATO convoy in Kabul

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

At least one person was dead and 21 people were wounded in a suicide bomb attack on NATO troops in Kabul.

2 U.S. soldiers injured in deadly car bomb attack in Kabul

Taliban claims responsibility for suicide car bomb attack less than half a mile from the American Embassy

Taliban Suicide Bomber Attacks NATO Convoy in Kabul

yesterdayNews : Vice News

VICE News is covering the ongoing fight for the future of Afghanistan. Click here for more from the Enduring Freedom blog. A suicide blast claimed by the Taliban in Kabul on Tuesday has left at least one civilian dead and 22 other people injured, though there are conflicting reports of the death toll. Show More Summary

Taliban Claims Car Bomb Attack in Kabul; 1 Dead

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

A suicide attacker driving an explosives-packed vehicle targeted a NATO military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, killing at least one person and wounding up to 22, police, military and government officials said.

Suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops serving with NATO on the main road running between Kabul's airport and the U.S. embassy, police and security officials said.

Large explosion hits Aghanistan's capital Kabul

Afghan security forces arrive quickly at the scene of major blast in a busy area of the city's airport road.

Powerful Blast Hits Near US Embassy, Supreme Court in Kabul

A powerful explosion occurred near the US Embassy and Supreme Court in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said Tuesday.

Afghanistan and U.N. agency agree on police funding plan

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan and the United Nations have reached agreement to transfer to Kabul's control a controversial multi-billion dollar fund intended to rebuild the police force and pay officers, the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) said on Monday.

U.S. raid on Afghan weapons cache incites protests

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. forces conducted a raid to destroy a cache of weapons north of Kabul, the Afghan capital, early on Monday morning, a U.S. army spokesman said, giving rare details of unilateral activity in Afghanistan.

U.S. air strikes target militants near border in east Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. military air strikes have targeted militants who were threatening international coalition forces near the border in eastern Afghanistan, a U.S. forces spokesman said on Sunday.

Almond Garden

5 days agoNews : Truthdig

The Badam Bagh (“Almond Garden”) penitentiary on the outskirts of Kabul is home to many incarcerated women whose stories are told in photographs and text in a new book by Gabriela Maj, a Polish-Canadian photographer based in Dubai.

Our $335 Million Power Plant Outside Kabul Is Operating at 2% Capacity

From the last Morning Jolt of the week, a despite from all the depressing news at home with some depressing news abroad: Our $335 Million Power Plant Outside Kabul Is Operating at 2% Capacity You may remember my intermittent interest in the work of John F. Show More Summary

Refugee: The Afghan returnee's struggle back home

Like countless other Afghan returnees, Bibi Nekbakht, tries to build a new life in Kabul after fleeing Pakistan.

Taliban Releases Video Questioning 'Lies of the Kabul Regime' in Kunduz

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VICE News is covering the ongoing fight for the future of Afghanistan. Click here for more from the Enduring Freedom blog. The Taliban has claimed it has cleared Afghan security forces from two strategic districts in northern Kunduz province over the past five days, and has released a video questioning the reported narrative of events. Show More Summary

Fourth C-130 Touches Down In Kabul, Expands Afghan Air Force Capabilities

KABUL, Afghanistan: A C-130 Hercules touched down at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, June 20, bringing expanded flight capabilities to the Afghan Air Force. After a weeklong journey beginning at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, the arrival […]

Dartmouth alum provides clarity on “torture”

(Paul Mirengoff) Robert Grenier served in the CIA for 27 years. In 2001, as station chief in Islamabad, he developed a CIA war plan for southern Afghanistan that relied on Afghans to drive Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters from Kabul and install Hamid Karzai as the country’s new president. Show More Summary

Soldier's heroics lift gloom for Afghans tired of Taliban attacks

KABUL (Reuters) - On Monday morning, Essa Khan was an just another Afghan soldier earning about $200 a month to guard national institutions in Kabul from militant attack.

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