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Car bomb blast near high-security compound in Kabul kills four, 90 wounded

KABUL: At least four people were killed and 90 wounded when a bomb-laden car blew up near a high-security compound in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, officials said. An Afghan government security official said the blast occurred on Jalalabad Road in eastern Kabul near the Green Village compound, home to several international companies and charities.  “Most of the victims were civilians,” said Najib Danish, an Interior Ministry spokesman. Twenty-three children were among the injured, he added. Police spokesman Basir…

Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

Rights groups Thursday condemned a suicide blast inside a school that killed dozens of students in Kabul a day earlier, as outrage over the attack grew while tearful families buried loved ones in the war-weary Afghan capital. The Islamic State-claimed blast hit an education centre in an area of western Kabul where students were studying for college entrance exams. The attack was just one of the most shocking in a blood-soaked week across Afghanistan that has left security forces and civilians reeling. Two gunmen…

Ambulance bomb kills 95, wounds 158 in Kabul: official

KABUL: An explosives-packed ambulance blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 others, officials said, in one of the biggest blasts to rock the war-torn city in recent years. The Taliban-claimed assault -- the second carried out by the militant group in the Afghan capital in a week -- triggered chaotic scenes as terrified survivors fled the area scattered with body parts, blood and debris, and hospitals were overwhelmed by the large number of wounded. It came as both…

Kabul voices alarm as anti-govt protesters expand sit-in camps

KABUL: Afghan authorities warned anti-government protesters of legal action on Thursday as demonstrators set up new sit-in camps around Kabul, raising security alarm after a week of deadly bombings and street clashes. Tensions are high in Kabul since a truck bomb last Wednesday killed more than 150 people and wounded hundreds in Kabul’s fortified diplomatic quarter, in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since 2001. Protesters enraged by spiralling insecurity have established sit-in camps in at least six…

PCB slams Afghan cricket board’s decision of canceling T20 matches

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday rejected the allegations levelled by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) in wake of the tragic Kabul blast yesterday that claimed at least 90 lives and wounded over 450, ARY News reported. "It is deeply regrettable that the ACB delegation in Pakistan was at pains to insist that politics should not impinge on cricket but has now changed its stance by laying the blame for its troubles and inadequacies on Pakistan", PCB said in a statement. “PCB has always encouraged the…

8 killed as powerful blast targets foreign forces in Kabul

KABUL: A powerful blast targeting a convoy of foreign forces near the US embassy in Kabul killed at least eight people and wounded 25, mainly civilians on Wednesday, officials said, in the latest attack to strike the Afghan capital. Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed the toll from the attack, which came during the busy morning rush hour, telling AFP: “Unfortunately most of (the victims) are civilians.” “We are still checking the nature of the explosion, but I confirm a convoy of foreign forces was passing…