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Islamic State militants launch new attacks in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - Heavy fighting between Islamic State militants and government security forces has claimed dozens of lives in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.

Afghanistan's dwindling Sikh, Hindu communities flee new abuses

KABUL (Reuters) - On a bright day in downtown Kabul, Jagtar Singh Laghmani was in his traditional herb shop when a man turned up, drew a knife and told him to convert to Islam or he would cut his throat. Only bystanders and other shopkeepers saved his life.

15 Nepalese Killed In Kabul: Nepal Shocked! Nepalese People, Be Calm And Patience!

ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES Nepalese People, Be Calm And Patience! The news that 14 Nepalese have been killed in the terrorist attack has shocked everyone in Nepal and many are reacting with grief and sorrow on Facebook and other social medias. Show More Summary

Kabul in 1979 and 2016: A Mother and Daughter Reflect on Change

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

? In December 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, beginning 36 years of continuous war and conflict. Here, 26-year-old writer Sparghai Basir Aryan compares her life in war-torn, oppressive Kabul with that of her mother, who lived peacefully and enjoyed wearing skirts and no headscarf, something unheard of today. Show More Summary

Afghanistan risks 'new spiral in violence', U.N. official says

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan faces the risk of a new spiral in violence following a series of attacks on civilians in the last few months but on the battlefield, security forces have been holding their ground, the top U.N. official in the country said.

Nepali guards were a benign presence in tough Afghanistan. Now they’re being targeted.

last weekNews : BlogPost

For years, Nepali uniformed guards at foreign embassies and compounds across Kabul have been a polite, low-key presence in the gritty Afghan capital, which has been toughened by decades of conflict and is teeming with swaggering gunmen. The guards, all Buddhists or Hindus, often greet familiar visitors with a traditional gesture, bowing slightly with palms raised […]

14 Nepalese guards killed in suicide blast in Afghanistan

A Taliban-claimed suicide bombing targeted a bus transporting Nepalese security guards Monday morning on the outskirts of Kabul, killing at least 14 people and injuring nine others, Afghan officials said. The Nepalese nationals were on their way to work at the Canadian embassy in Afghanistan. The...

Orlando Shooting: Excellent Piece by Marine Tim Lynch

19 June 2016 Tim is a retired Marine infantry officer. I spent much time with Tim in various provinces in Afghanistan, such as Nangarhar, Kabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Nimoroz. Good Lord almighty we went everywhere together, often aloneShow More Summary

Taliban suicide bomber targets embassy guards in Kabul

More than a dozen Nepalese security guards killed in 1 of 3 likely Taliban attacks -- 2 of them right in the capital

Taliban Suicide Bombing Kills 14 Nepalese Guards in Kabul

The insurgents frequently target government employees and Afghan security forces across the country

Wave Of Deadly Bombings Hit Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - More than 20 people were killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Monday, including at least 14 when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying Nepalese security contractors in the Afghan capital, officials...Show More Summary

Suicide Bombing in Kabul Kills at Least 14, Officials Say

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The dead, believed to have been foreign contractors, were all Nepalese who were riding in a minibus to work, police officials said.

Afghanistan: Taliban Claims Minibus Suicide Bombing

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

A suicide bomber killed at least 14 people by targeting a minibus in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul Monday, in an attack claimed by the Taliban. The bus was reportedly carrying Nepalese security guards and was driving along a road towards...Show More Summary

14 Dead as Blast Hits Car With Government Employees in Kabul

An explosion in the Afghan capital of Kabul has left fourteen people dead and several injured.

Kabul: Casualties as bomber hits security guards

Suicide bomber targets foreign security guards on minibus in first major attack in Afghan capital since Ramadan started.

Minibus blast in Afghan capital Kabul kills several: police

KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion hit a minibus in the Afghan capital, Kabul, early on Monday, killing and wounding several people, police said, although it was not immediately clear who was on board the bus.

Obama Hopes New Afghan Policy to Stave Off Collapse of Kabul Government

The new US policy of sending combat advisers to strengthen and guide regular Afghan National Army units is an attempt to delay the potential collapse of forces fighting the Taliban, Western analysts told Sputnik.

Afghanistan Requests Helicopter Deliveries From Russia - Foreign Ministry

Afghanistan sent an official request to Russia for the delivery of helicopters to Kabul, Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Karzai said Thursday.

Afghanistan Seeks to Ask Russia to Intensify Military Support

Moscow and Kabul will continue strengthening their military cooperation, Afghanistan's deputy foreign minister said.

U.S. plans billions in Afghan funding until 2020, seeks allies' help

KABUL (Reuters) - The United States is asking its allies helping with security in Afghanistan to maintain funding for Afghan forces at a cost of nearly $5 billion a year until at least 2020, a top U.S. military commander said on Mon...

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