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Afghan Air Force receives first Black Hawk helicopters

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Air Force took delivery of its first four U.S.-made UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters on Tuesday as part of a planned replacement of its aging fleet of Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters, officials said.

CIA Honors Officer Who Saved Karzai’s Life

Former Kabul station chief Greg Vogel leapt on Karzai to shield him from a blast in 2001.

Digging In for Next Decade, U.S. Expands Kabul Security Zone

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The remaking of the Afghan capital almost triples the footprint of a fortresslike Green Zone to take in nearly all ministries and Western compounds.

Afghan cricket fans defy bombers as T20 league takes off

KABUL, Sept 15 (Reuters) - A suicide attack outside Kabul's main cricket stadium this week may have underlined the daily security risks facing Afghanistan but the country's premier T20 tournament is carrying on and the enthusiasm of spectators appears undiminished.

Romanian soldier killed in Afghanistan convoy attack

KABUL/BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A Romanian soldier from a NATO-led mission was killed and two others wounded in Afghanistan on Friday when a vehicle rigged with explosives crashed into their convoy, the Romanian defense ministry said.

Car bomber attacks NATO patrol in Afghanistan, causing injuries

KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomber attacked a patrol of troops in the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday, wounding some members of the patrol, the international coalition said.

Risk of Afghan civilian casualties could damp support for U.S. strikes on militants

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to step up air strikes on Islamist militants in Afghanistan risk increasing civilian casualties and stirring resentment, despite an initial welcome by Afghan officials and international allies.

Home Office accused of ignoring court order to return Afghan refugee to UK

The Home Office has been accused of ignoring a last-minute court order to return an Afghan deportee to the UK. News of the ruling came through as Samim Bigzad was waiting in Turkey for a connecting flight to Kabul, but he was put on the plane to Afghanistan anyway.

Finland says no ransom paid for released aid worker in Kabul

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Finland did not pay a ransom for the release of a Finnish aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan, the Nordic country's foreign minister said on Thursday. "Finland has not paid, and will not pay ransom in the future. If we did, we would only encourage further kidnappings," Foreign Minister Timo Soini told a news conference via videolink from Washington.

Finnish aid worker kidnapped in Kabul has been released: ministry

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in May has been released, the foreign ministry in Helsinki said on Thursday.

UPDATE 3-Suicide bomb near cricket stadium in Afghan capital kills at least 3

KABUL, Sept 13 (Reuters) - A suicide attack claimed by Islamic State near a cricket match in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday killed three people and wounded five.

Afghan T20 League match resumes after blast in Kabul

A reported blast has occurred during a Shpageeza Cricket League match in Kabul on Wednesday afternoon, and all the players, coaching staff and match officials were safe

Suicide bomber kills three near Kabul cricket stadium: police

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, killing three people including a policeman and wounding five others, police said. The attacker detonated the bomb after he was stoppedShow More Summary

Three killed in bombing outside a cricket stadium in Kabul

A suicide bomber struck outside a cricket stadium during a match in Afghanistan's capital Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding seven others, officials said. Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said hundreds of people were inside watching a match when the bomber struck outside...

Suicide bomb near cricket stadium in Afghan capital kills at least three

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint near the main cricket stadium in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least three people as a tournament was under way, officials said.

Officials: Bomber kills 7 outside Afghan cricket stadium

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Authorities say a suicide bomber has attacked a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing at least two people and wounding at least seven.

Blast heard near cricket stadium in Afghan capital-police

KABUL, Sept 13 (Reuters) - An explosion was heard near a cricket stadium during a tournament in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, a police official said.

EXPLOSION HEARD NEAR CRICKET STADIUM IN AFGHAN CAPITAL KABUL - POLICE SPOKESMAN

EXPLOSION HEARD NEAR CRICKET STADIUM IN AFGHAN CAPITAL KABUL - POLICE SPOKESMAN

Nancy Dupree, American historian who spent decades preserving Afghanistan's heritage, dies at 90

An American historian who spent decades in Afghanistan working to preserve the heritage of the war-torn country has died at a hospital in Kabul. An Afghan government statement said Nancy Hatch Dupree, who first came to Afghanistan in 1962 and spent much of her life collecting and documenting historical...

No sand, no problem: Beach football in landlocked Afghanistan

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Kabul (AFP) – At a makeshift beach in landlocked Afghanistan, children as young as eight, wearing baggy Real Madrid and Barcelona shirts with “Ronaldo” and “Messi” printed on the back, joyfully kick and chase the ball. Kabul’s GhaziShow More Summary

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