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Karzai cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack, say 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

A suicide attacker killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the volatile southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At least 41 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack–officials

Afghanistan's security forces and civilians walk at the site of a suicide attack in the Urgun area of Paktika province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 15, 2014.  AP PHOTO/PAJHWOK NEWS AGENCY

A suicide bomber driving a truck packed with explosives killed at least 41 people at a busy market in southeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the deadliest attack in the war-torn country for months.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan

An Afghan policeman casts his vote at a polling station in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 14, 2014. AP

A roadside bomb killed 11 people in Afghanistan, including four election monitors, and the Taliban cut off the fingers of 11 people to punish them for voting in this weekend’s presidential runoff, officials said Sunday.

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

5 NATO soldiers killed by ‘friendly fire’—Afghan officials


NATO on Tuesday launched an investigation into the deaths of five soldiers in southern Afghanistan as local officials blamed a “friendly fire” error by a coalition air strike.

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

Flash floods kill over 50 in in north Afghanistan –officials


Flash floods have killed more than 50 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of houses and forcing thousands to flee, provincial authorities said on Saturday.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »