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Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

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An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a United States nurse, officials said.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister in Kabul

Afghan security officers arrive to the scene after two suicide bombers have struck near the home of candidate running for president, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in the country's April 5 elections, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. AP

Gunmen abducted the Afghan deputy public works minister in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of the year.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

AP photographer killed, reporter wounded

In this Sept. 9, 2011 photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses for photographers following a news conference for the opening of her exhibition at the C/O Berlin museum in Berlin. Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Azia)

An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon — the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Two female Western journalists shot in Afghanistan, one dead—police

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A female Western journalist was shot dead and another wounded in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost on Friday, police said, on the eve of the country’s presidential election.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Blast hits Afghan government compound in Kabul

Afghan election workers carry a ballot box at an election commission office in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Eight Afghan presidential candidates are campaigning for the third presidential election. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014. AP

An explosion has hit the Interior Ministry compound in the heart of the Afghan capital as fears are high after the Taliban threatened attacks to disrupt this weekend’s elections.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suicide attack near Afghan election office–police

Afghan security officers arrive to the scene after suicide bombers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. An Afghan police official says two suicide bombers have struck near the home of a candidate running for president in the country's April 5 elections. AP

Militants on Tuesday launched a suicide attack near an Afghan election commission office, police said, close to the Kabul home of a leading candidate for the presidential poll.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At least eight civilians killed in Kabul hotel attack

Afghan pedestrians and commuters make their way past the security perimeter at the Serena hotel in Kabu on March 21, 2014. Four teenage Taliban gunmen opened fire inside the luxury hotel in Kabul on March 20 before being shot dead, officials said, adding that three people were wounded as guests rushed to reinforced safe rooms. AFP PHOTO/SHAH Marai

At least eight civilians including children and foreigners were killed in a Taliban attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul, the spokesman for Afghanistan’s interior ministry said Friday, just weeks before the country’s presidential election.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taliban kill 10 policemen in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan Army and police men drag a killed suicide bomber from the scene after the Taliban staged a multi-pronged attack on a police station in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan, Thursday, March 20, 2014. The hours-long assault was the latest in the countdown to next month's presidential elections. AP

Taliban insurgents carried out a brazen early morning assault Thursday on a police station in the country’s east, killing 10 police officers and a civilian, officials said.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taliban lay siege to police station–officials

Smoke billows from a building after an attack on a police station in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Taliban insurgents staged a multi-pronged attack on the police station, using a suicide bomber and gunmen to lay siege to the station, government officials said. Two remotely detonated bombs also exploded nearby. AP

Taliban insurgents staged a multi-pronged attack on a police station in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province early Thursday, using a suicide bomber and gunmen to lay siege to the station, government officials said. Two remotely detonated bombs also exploded nearby.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Suicide bomber kills at least 15 in Afghanistan

Afghan police forces and civilians inspect the site of a suicide attack in Maymana, capital of Faryab province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. AP

A suicide bomber riding a rickshaw blew himself up outside a checkpoint near a market in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 15 civilians, officials said, in the latest attack in the countdown to next month’s presidential elections.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suicide attack kills 15 in north Afghanistan: officials

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A suicide bomber on a three-wheeled motorbike killed at least 15 people in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday when he detonated his explosives in a crowded market, officials said.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Swedish journalist shot to death in Afghan capital

Afghan men walk at the scene where a Swedish journalist was shot to death while he was talking to a translator in Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. AP

A Swedish journalist was shot to death on Tuesday while he was talking to a translator on a street in Kabul, the second killing in two months to strike foreigners in an affluent and well-guarded area of the Afghan capital.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aghan Taliban order fighters to disrupt vote

Supporters of Afghan Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim attach poster with his image on a wall in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March, 9 2014. AP

The Taliban warned Afghans on Monday against taking part in the upcoming presidential election and ordered their fighters to “use all force” possible to disrupt the vote.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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