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Over 30 killed as gunmen dressed as medics attack Afghan military hospital

Gunmen dressed as medics stormed a hospital in the Afghan capital on Wednesday and battled security forces for hours, killing more than 30 people and wounding dozens in an attack claimed by Islamic State. A suicide bomber blew himself up at the rear of the 400-bed Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital, across the road from…

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Pakistan condemns Kabul hospital attack

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a hospital in Kabul today (8th March 2017), resulting in the loss of many precious lives and injuring several others. “We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this heinous terrorist attack and convey our prayers for early recovery…

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Over 30 dead as gunmen dressed as doctors raid Kabul hospital

Gunmen dressed as doctors stormed Afghanistan’s largest military hospital Wednesday, killing more than 30 people in a six-hour attack claimed by the Islamic State group as it makes inroads into the war-battered country. Around 50 others were wounded in the assault on the Sardar Daud Khan hospital, with explosions and gunfire rattling Kabul’s diplomatic district as…

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Insurgents attack Kabul military hospital

KABUL: Explosions and gunfire rattled Kabul’s diplomatic district Wednesday when insurgents dressed as doctors attacked Afghanistan’s largest military hospital, officials said, as growing insecurity besets the war-battered country. No insurgent group immediately claimed responsibility for the ongoing assault on the Sardar Daud Khan hospital, but it comes as the Taliban ramp up attacks even before…

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At least 19 killed in suicide blast at Afghan Supreme Court: officials

At least 19 people were killed and 41 wounded Tuesday in a suicide blast at Afghanistan’s Supreme Court in Kabul, officials said, the latest attack to rock the war-torn capital. A suicide bomber on foot detonated as employees were boarding a bus to go home in the parking lot of the court compound, located on…

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COAS condemns Kabul, Kandhar’s terror attacks

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa Wednesday condemned yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Kabul and Kandhar. The COAS expressed grief on the loss of precious lives,” according to a tweet posted by Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major Gen. Asif Ghafoor. “Pakistan Army stands with Afghan people and forces against terrorism,”…

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Pakistan condemns terrorist attacks in Kabul, Kandahar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan strongly condemns the terrorist attacks near Parliament building in Kabul and Kandahar on Tuesday that resulted in loss of precious lives.

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Twin blasts near Afghan parliament kill 24, wound dozens

KABUL: Twin Taliban blasts struck near the Afghan parliament in Kabul Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 70 in a rush-hour attack that shattered a relative lull in violence in the capital. The bombings came just hours after a Taliban suicide bomber killed seven people in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the volatile…

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Blast hits Afghan MP’s vehicle, three wounded

Kabul: An Afghan MP was among at least three people wounded when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle in Kabul Wednesday, officials said, in the latest in a series of attacks on lawmakers. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast targeting Fakuri Behishti, an MP from central Bamiyan province, who was on…

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Pakistan condemns suicide attack in Kabul

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan Monday strongly condemned the suicide attack at the Baqir-ul-Ulum Mosque in Kabul that led to loss of a number of precious lives and left many others injured. Pakistan conveyed profound condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and prayers for early recovery of the injured. “Pakistan reiterates…

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Suicide blast at Kabul mosque kills 27, wounds 35: police

KABUL: A massive suicide blast at a Shiite mosque in Kabul killed at least 27 people Monday and wounded 35 as worshippers gathered for a religious ceremony, officials said. “It was a suicide bomber who blew himself up among worshippers inside the mosque, killing 27 and wounding 35,” senior police official Fridon Obaidi said. Police…

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Pakistan condemns mosque, shrine attacks in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on Sakhi shrine and Charyar  Mosque in Kabul yesterday. The brutal acts have resulted in the loss of precious human lives and injuries to scores of innocent people. “We extend our profound condolences to the Government and the people of Afghanistan and sympathise with the families of those who lost their loved ones in these dreadful terrorist attacks, a statement by the Foreign Office said. “We…

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Blast kills 14 Shia mourners in northern Afghanistan: officials

At least 14 Shiites were killed Wednesday in a bombing at a mosque in northern Afghanistan, the second deadly attack on the minority in as many days during the major festival of Ashura. “The explosion happened at the gate of the Shiite mosque in the centre of Balkh district (in Balkh province),” said provincial governor’s…

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Gunman kills 14 at shrine in Afghan capital, police say

KABUL: At least 14 people were killed on Tuesday when a gunman opened fire on worshippers gathered at a shrine in the Afghan capital Kabul for a Shi’ite holy day, officials said.

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Sartaj Aziz reiterates Pakistan’s desire for lasting peace in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Thursday called on Afghan President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. While discussing the efforts for long term peace and stability in Afghanistan, the adviser reiterated Pakistan’s earnest desire for lasting peace in Afghanistan which was important…

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PIA reschedules Sunday’s flights

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has rescheduled the timings of its flights from Islamabad to Gilgit, Skardu and Kabul on Sunday. The flights have been rescheduled in the light of the directives received from the Civil Aviation Authority regarding closure of northern areas airspace tomorrow (Sunday), said a statement issued here on Saturday. It said…

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US airstrike kills 8 police in Afghanistan

LASHKAR GAH: A U.S. air strike killed as many as eight Afghan policemen outside the embattled provincial capital of Uruzgan province, Afghan officials said on Monday, as security forces, supported by U.S. strikes, battle resurgent Taliban militants. An initial air strike late on Sunday killed one policeman, while a follow up strike targeted first responders,…

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Afghan forces encircled by Taliban in provincial capital, officials say

KABUL: Exhausted Afghan security forces were surrounded on Friday by Taliban fighters in the capital of Afghanistan’s south-central province of Uruzgan, a day after fighting off a concerted push by the militants, officials said. The Taliban attack, in one of the country’s top opium-producing areas, has exposed how thinly stretched Afghan security forces have become as…

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Pakistan condemns twin terrorist attacks in Kabul

KABUL: Pakistan today strongly condemned the twin terrorist attacks in Kabul in which many precious human lives were lost while a number of people were injured. “We extend our profound condolences to the Government and the people of Afghanistan and the families of those who lost their loved ones in this brutal terrorist attack,” a…

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Kabul attack death toll 24, with 91 wounded

KABUL: A Taliban suicide attack in a busy area near the defence ministry in Kabul on Monday killed at least 24 people and wounded 91, the deadliest toll in the Afghan capital in weeks. There were two blasts in quick succession in a crowded area of the city near government buildings as well as a…

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Militants attack American University of Afghanistan in Kabul

Explosions and gunfire rocked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday, an official and students trapped inside classrooms told AFP, as the complex came under a militant attack. “I heard explosions and gunfire is going on close by… out class is filled with smoke and dust,” a desperate student told AFP by telephone….

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