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Abdul Qadir Sediqi

Afghan Shi'ites brace for attacks ahead of Ashura celebration

Sep 19 2018

KABUL Afghan police and volunteer groups of armed civilians tightened controls across the capital Kabul on Wednesday ahead of Ashura, the holiest day of the Shi'ite Muslim calendar, following a series of attacks on Shi'ite targets by Islamic State militants.

Dozens killed and injured in suicide attack at Afghan protest

Sep 11 2018

KABUL A suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed at least 32 people and wounded more than 120 at a demonstration on Tuesday on the highway between the eastern city of Jalalabad and the main border crossing into neighboring Pakistan, officials said.

At least 20 dead in blasts at sports center in Afghan capital

Sep 05 2018

KABUL A suicide attack at a wrestling club in a Shi'ite neighborhood of the Afghan capital Kabul and a second explosion apparently targeting emergency services and journalists at the site killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 on Wednesday, officials said.

Rows, resignations underscore Afghanistan's security crisis

Sep 02 2018

KABUL A public row that saw two top security officials trade recriminations live on television has sharply highlighted the divisions undermining Afghanistan's Western-backed government, even as insurgents have stepped up pressure on the battlefield.

Russia, Tajikistan deny any air attack in Afghan border clash

Aug 27 2018

KABUL Afghanistan officials said on Monday a Tajik or Russian aircraft had bombed a northeastern Afghan border district during a clash between gunmen and Tajik border guards, but officials in both Tajikistan and Russia denied that they had done so.

Afghanistan's national security adviser resigns in break with president

Aug 25 2018

KABUL Afghanistan's national security adviser, one of the most influential aides to President Ashraf Ghani, resigned on Saturday, a move one official said could be followed by his own bid for the top job in next year's scheduled election.

Afghan bid to weed out suspect candidates spells more election trouble

Aug 22 2018

KABUL A ban on dozens of Afghan strongmen and lawmakers from running for parliament because of suspected links to illegal armed groups has spurred threats to disrupt a general election already at risk from worsening security.

Taliban reject Afghan ceasefire, kidnap nearly 200 bus passengers

Aug 21 2018

(This August 20 story corrects paragraph 11 to say Taliban commander is based in Afghanistan and not Pakistan.)

Afghan schools hit as militants seek soft targets

Aug 16 2018

KABUL A suicide bomb attack on a group of teenagers studying for university exams in Kabul on Wednesday shocked Afghanistan but it was only the latest in a series of attacks on schools which have proved an easy target for militant groups. | Video

Afghan schools hit as militants seek soft targets

Aug 16 2018

KABUL A suicide bomb attack on a group of teenagers studying for university exams in Kabul on Wednesday shocked Afghanistan but it was only the latest in a series of attacks on schools which have proved an easy target for militant groups. | Video

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