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Civilians killed in deadliest Kabul attack since US withdrawal

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At least five civilians have been killed in a bomb blast at the entrance to a Kabul mosque on Sunday, a Taliban official said, the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since US forces left at the end of August. Ther...

Kabul government’s female workers told to stay at home by Taliban

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Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said on Sunday, detailing the lates...

‘Tragic mistake’: Pentagon admits Kabul strike killed 10 civilians – video

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A US drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including up to seven children, Gen Frank McKenzie, the head of Central Command, told reporters on Friday. Senior officers had said the 29 August s...

US admits Kabul strike killed 10 civilians and not Islamic State militants

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A US drone strike in Afghanistan last month killed 10 civilians – including seven children – and not an Islamic State extremist as first claimed, the Pentagon has admitted. In a briefing on Friday the commander of US ...

‘The soul of Kabul’: Taliban paint over murals with victory slogans

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The Taliban have started replacing murals on Kabul’s streets with paintings of their flags and Islamic slogans as the new rulers continued to reimpose their austere vision on Afghanistan. The murals addressed everythi...

China to keep Kabul embassy open and ‘beef up’ relations, say Taliban

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China has promised to keep its embassy in Kabul open and “beef up” relations, the Taliban have said, as Afghanistan’s new rulers worked on preparing their new government and winning international recognition. A spokes...

Does the fall of Kabul increase the terror threat to the west?

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In three days in earlier this month Islamist militants killed more than 120 civilians in a series of attacks in the Sahel, a belt of increasingly anarchic and violent territory across Africa, where such groups have go...

UK and US took ‘joint decision’ to keep Kabul airport gate open

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The UK and the US took a “joint decision” to keep Kabul airport’s Abbey Gate open last Thursday, British sources have said, despite what turned out to be a prophetic warning that a terror attack by Islamic State Khora...

Celebratory shots ring out above Kabul after US troops leave – video

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Celebratory shots rang out in Kabul as the United States completed the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan, einde 20 years of war that culminated in the militant Taliban's return to power. Footage from inside t...

Pentagon ‘not in position to disputeKabul drone strike claims – video

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The Pentagon has said it is investigating reports of civilian casualties from a drone strike on Sunday in Kabul, but is 'not in a position to dispute' accounts from the scene of nine people from one family being kille...

US intercepts rockets targeting Kabul airport as key diplomats fly out

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US anti-missile defences have intercepted as many as five rockets targeting Kabul airport as key American diplomats flew out of the Aghan capital in the final hours of the western evacuation under the threat of furthe...

Kabul airport comes under rocket fire as US Afghanistan evacuation enters final 48 ure

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Several rockets were fired at Kabul airport on Monday, less than 48 hours before the United States is due to complete its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Eyewitnesses said the rockets were launched from a car and w...

Smoke visible across Kabul after blast near airport – video

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US forces have launched a 'defensive' military strike in Kabul against a vehicle carrying 'multiple suicide bombers' from the Islamic State’s local affiliate in Afghanistan who were aiming to attack the airport, Ameri...

France and UK to propose Kabul safe zone at UN meeting, says Macron

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France and Britain plan to table an emergency UN security council resolution on Monday calling for the Taliban to back a civilian-run safe zone at Kabul airport that would allow the continued air evacuation of those w...

Animal rescuer ‘threatened’ MoD aide for ‘blocking’ Kabul evacuation

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A former Royal Marine who founded an animal shelter in Kabul left an expletive-laden message for a government aide as he sought to place his staff and pets on a flight out of Afghanistan, volgens berigte. The Tim...

Joe Biden says new Kabul terror attack highly likely in next 24 aan 36 ure

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Joe Biden warned on Saturday that another terrorist attack in Kabul was highly likely in the next 24 aan 36 ure, and said the US drone strike which killed two Islamic State targets in retaliation for the deaths of 13...

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