Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Afghanistan bus inferno kills dozens

A passenger bus and fuel tanker have collided in southern Afghanistan, leaving at least 36 people dead. The bus was travelling from Kandahar to Kabul when the accident took place in the Jildak area of Zabul province. Many of the dead, including women and children, were charred beyond recognition in the inferno. At least 25 people were also injured. Afghanistan ...

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Australian aid worker Kerry Wilson freed in Afghanistan

An Australian aid worker who was abducted in Afghanistan earlier this year has been released. Kerry Jane Wilson, 60, was working with an NGO when she was taken from the company’s office in Jalalabad by armed men in military-style uniforms. She is now “safe and well”, according to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who gave no further details. Jalalabad is ...

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Trump Spokeswoman Admits Obama Did Not Invade Afghanistan

Screencap: CNN For the second time this month, Donald Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson corrected her own historically questionable charges against President Obama, conceding on Monday that the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan was not, as she previously claimed, “Obama’s war.” http://gawker.com/trump-spokespe… “I obviously meant to say Syria and not Afghanistan,” Pierson told the Texas Tribune. Advertisement On Saturday, Pierson invited ...

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Pakistan helicopter crew freed in Afghanistan

Six crew members of a Pakistani helicopter that was forced to land in a part of Afghanistan where the Taliban are active have been released, Pakistan’s foreign ministry says. The five Pakistani crew and a Russian navigator made an emergency landing after a technical failure on 4 August. They were transferred from Afghanistan to Pakistan at the border after what ...

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IS leader in Afghanistan killed, US believes

Hafiz Saeed Khan, leader of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan and Pakistan, died in a US drone strike last month, the US believes. Last year, the Afghan intelligence agency said it believed Saeed Khan had died in a drone attack in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar. However, IS insisted its leader had survived that attack. On Friday, the US ...

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Western tourists attacked in Afghanistan

Suspected militants have attacked a convoy carrying foreign tourists in western Afghanistan, injuring six. Afghan officials told the BBC a group of a dozen travellers were escorted by Afghan army personnel on their way to Herat city when they were ambushed. Jailani Farhad, spokesman for Herat’s governor, told the BBC the tourists included eight Britons, three US citizens and one ...

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Western tourists attacked in Afghanistan

Suspected militants have attacked a convoy carrying foreign tourists in western Afghanistan, injuring six. Afghan officials told the BBC a group of a dozen travellers were escorted by Afghan army personnel on their way to Herat city when they were ambushed. Jailani Farhad, spokesman for Herat’s governor, told the BBC the tourists included eight Britons, three US citizens and one ...

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Kabul blast: Afghanistan mourns protest bombing victims

Afghanistan is observing a day of national mourning following the suicide bombing of a protest march in the capital, Kabul, that killed 80 people and wounded 230. So-called Islamic State (IS) has said it was behind Saturday’s attack on members of the Shia Hazara minority. In a televised address, President Ashraf Ghani vowed to take revenge against those responsible. The ...

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India aid worker freed in Afghanistan rescue operation

An Indian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan more than a month ago has been rescued unharmed, officials say. Judith D’Souza, 40, was working for the Aga Khan Foundation when she was abducted at gunpoint near her home in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on 9 June. No details have been given about the rescue operation and officials have not said who ...

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Orlando Shooting Suspect’s Father Is a Former TV Show Host Who Claims to Be the President of Afghanistan

While police are still working to learn more about Omar Mateen, the man who killed approximately 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando early this morning, The Washington Post has discovered that his father, Seddique Mateen, has a curious background of his own. Apparently, the elder Mateen once hosted a political talk show, and now, according to a number ...

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