Officials: Bomber kills 7 outside Afghan cricket stadium
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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. Basir Mujahid, spokesman for Kabul police, said the attack just outside the gates of the stadium happened Wednesday as hundreds of people were inside enjoying … Continue reading

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Suicide car bomb outside Afghan bank kills at least 29
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Suicide car bomb outside Afghan bank kills at least 29

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomb exploded Thursday at a bank in Afghanistan’s Helmand province as Afghan troops and government workers waited to collect their pay ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials said. Most of the casualties in the explosion near the bank in the provincial capital … Continue reading

Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead
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Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding another 18, officials said. AP photographer Massoud Hossaini was in a classroom with 15 students when he heard an explosion on the southern flank of the campus. “I went to the window to see what … Continue reading

Military disciplines about 16 in Afghanistan hospital attack
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Military disciplines about 16 in Afghanistan hospital attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 16 U.S. military personnel, including one general officer, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. According to officials, no criminal charges were filed and the service members received administrative punishments … Continue reading

US general: Afghan army being ‘rebuilt’ for Taliban battle
Asia / Middle East

US general: Afghan army being ‘rebuilt’ for Taliban battle

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After months of ferocious fighting, Afghan army units battling the Taliban in southern Helmand province are facing major restructuring and leadership changes, with several key commanders being replaced, a U.S. military official said Monday. Helmand has been a fierce battleground since last fall, with fighting taking place in 10 districts. At … Continue reading

More than 20 Afghan civilians and police wounded in attacks
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More than 20 Afghan civilians and police wounded in attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Three people, including two police officers, were wounded in a suicide attack Sunday in Afghanistan, while 21 other civilians were wounded in a separate attack. Zia Durani, spokesman for the police chief in southern Kandahar province, said that the suicide car bomber targeted a police checkpoint in the Daman district. Elsewhere, … Continue reading

Afghan official: 13 killed in north as donors meet in Kabul
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Afghan official: 13 killed in north as donors meet in Kabul

  KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 13 Afghan civilians were killed on Saturday in a previously peaceful region in the country’s north as President Ashraf Ghani sought to assure international donors gathered in the capital Kabul that Afghanistan is making progress on promised reforms. Munir Ahmad Farhad, the spokesman for the governor of Balkh … Continue reading