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At least seven killed in Kabul blast

KABUL: At least seven people were killed and 25 wounded on Sunday when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated explosives near a procession in Kabul commemorating the death of former anti-Soviet mujahideen commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, a government official said. Police said the suicide attack came hours after another suspected suicide bomber was shot by police in Kabul before he could detonate his device. Government spokesman Wahid Majroh said that seven bodies and 25 injured people were taken to the hospital from…

At least nine dead as bomb, gun battle rages in Afghan city

KABUL: At least nine people were killed and more than 30 injured when militants detonated bombs and stormed a government building Sunday in a continuing attack in an eastern Afghan city, officials said. A thick column of smoke rose into the sky after two explosions near Jalalabad's directorate of finance, the Nangarhar provincial governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP, adding that "a number of attackers" had entered the building. "Security forces are in the area chasing and fighting them," he said, adding…

Attacks in Afghanistan leave dozens dead including 18 soldiers

LASHKAR GAH: Taliban militants have attacked an Afghan army post and killed 18 government soldiers, the defence ministry said on Saturday, while a suicide bomber in the capital killed one person and wounded six. Violence has intensified in Afghanistan since U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled a more aggressive strategy in August with U.S.-led forces carrying out more air strikes and the Taliban responding with bombs, ambushes and raids. Militants attacked a government army post overnight on Friday in the western…

Militants attack Afghan army post near military academy in capital

KABUL: At least five militants attacked an army outpost near one of Afghanistan’s main military academies on Monday and at least one soldier was killed and three wounded, a defense ministry official said.  Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack near the Marshal Fahim military academy in the western outskirts of the capital, Kabul, according to the militant group’s Amaq news agency. It came two days after an ambulance bomb in the center of the city killed more than 100 people and just over a week after…