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Suicide bomb blast at Kabul airport following Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum's arrival kills 14

The suicide bomber was on foot, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said, adding that civilians, including a child, and security force members were among the casualties.

published on : 23rd July 2018

IN PHOTOS | Afghan toddler named after Donald Trump faces ire from locals

The rosy-cheeked toddler's parents named him after the billionaire US President Donald Trump in the hope of replicating his success. But now he is at the centre of a social media firestorm in Afghanistan after a photo of his ID papers was posted on Facebook.

published on : 17th March 2018

IN PICTURES | 11 Afghan troops killed in deadly Islamic State attack on Kabul military base

Gunmen and suicide bombers launched a pre-dawn attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a military compound in Kabul today, killing 11 soldiers in the third major assault in the Afghan capital in recent days. The series of assaults have left already war-weary citizens grief-stricken and angry as the Taliban and IS escalate their offensive.

published on : 29th January 2018

IN PICTURES | 103 dead as ambulance bomb blast wrecks havoc in Kabul

At least 103 people were killed and 235 wounded in Saturday's lunchtime attack claimed by the Taliban, which caused panic in the war-torn capital and overwhelmed its hospitals. 

published on : 28th January 2018

Road to Doklam: Landmarks near Doka La Pass where India and China engaged in an eyeball war

A look at the people, places and culture at one of the most tense borders in recent times, when the Indian and Chinese armies were involved in a two-and-a-half month standoff over China's attempt to build a border road in Doklam, a territory it claims for itself but is seen as a part of India's tiny friendly neighbour Bhutan.

published on : 29th August 2017

Afghanistan's worst terror attack in three years leaves 90 killed and over 400 injured

A massive truck bomb in Kabul city on Wednesday morning left Afghanistan to suffer one of its worst extremist attacks since the drawdown of foreign forces from the country in 2014. The explosion claimed the lives of 90 people and left around 400 others injured. 

published on : 1st June 2017