30 Sep 2022

At least 23 dead after suicide bomb blast at educational center in Kabul

A suicide bombing attack on an educaaion center in Kabul has killed at least 23 people. Most of the victims are believed to be women in this latest sign of a deteriorating security situation in Kabul. The bombing occurred on Friday att he Kaaj education center in a predominantly Hazara

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23 Aug 2022

Kabul mosque explosion kills 21, injures dozens, police say

In Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul, an explosion killed 21 individuals praying inside a mosque for evening prayers. The explosion also injured 33 others. Security forces are currently investigating the incident, according to a spokesperson for the Kabul police chief. The health care organization Emergency reported that it treated dozens

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18 Aug 2022

Deadly blast rips through crowded Kabul mosque

An explosion ripped through a crowded mosque in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, killing 21 people and injuring 33. The blast occurred Wednesday evening during evening prayers. The mosque’s imam AMir Muhammad Kabuli is among the people who were killed by the explosion.  It is unclear who executed the attack.

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02 May 2022

At least 10 killed, many more feared dead after explosion at Kabul mosque

At least ten individuals have been killed and 30 more wounded after an explosion occurred in the capital city of Kabul, Afghanistan. The blast took place after Friday prayers at a mosque in the city, a time in which the building would have been busy or crowded. Eyewitnesses of the

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19 Apr 2022

At least six dead as multiple explosions hit Kabul schools

Six people have been killed and 11 injured after there were multiple explosions in a high school and educational center in western Kabul Tuesday. Seven injured children were taken to a hospital run by Emergency, a NGO.  The explosions took place in the Dasht-i-Barchi area of Kabul where a large

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06 Apr 2022

Afghanistan: Kabul mosque hit by grenade attack

There were six people wounded in a grenade attack at a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul. The blast occurred minutes after midday prayers. Attacks in Afghanistan on public targets have diminished since the Taliban seized power, however ISIL affiliates continue to operate.  Worshippers had finished prayers and were

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11 Feb 2022

Afghanistan: Two journalists held in Kabul while working for UNHCR

Two journalists and Afghans working alongside them for the UN Refugee Agency have been detained. UNHCR announced on Friday that the journalists and their Afghan counterparts are being held in Kabul. One of the kidnapped journalists is a former BBC correspondent who has covered material in Afghanistan for two decades. 

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02 Nov 2021

Explosions and gunfire at Kabul military hospital in deadly attack

According to Taliban spokesmen, the Afghan capital of Kabul experienced gunfire and explosions earlier this morning. The conflict occurred at the site of a military hospital, the 400 person capacity Sardar Daud Khan hospital. One spokesman stated that there had been casualties but did not offer figures, while an eyewitness

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29 Oct 2021

Four U.S. Intelligence Agencies Produced Extensive Reports on Afghanistan, but All Failed to Predict Kabul’s Rapid Collapse

U.S. intelligence agencies offered assessments of the staying power of the Afghan military and government prior to the withdrawal of American troops instead of predicting the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Four different intelligence agencies completed nearly two dozen assessments that charted the Taliban advances from spring 2020, ending in July

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14 Oct 2021

Taliban Allow Teenage Afghan Girls Back in Some Provincial Schools—but Not in Kabul

The Taliban has allowed middle and high school girls to resume studies across several provinces in northern Afghanistan. The move may be an indication of how the Islamist group’s policies on key issues such as education for girls and women are being influenced by the international community and cultural differences

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