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# kabul - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Afghan government minister survives roadside bombing

The attack came a day after a suicide bomber killed a prominent Afghan MP. Suicide bombings and roadside attacks are the favoured weapons of the Taliban insurgency.

# kabul - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

On Afghan trip, Obama says US is on a path to 'destroying Al Qaeda' Afghanistan This post contains videos

On Afghan trip, Obama says US is on a path to 'destroying Al Qaeda'

The US president was speaking on the day he signed an agreement for the period after US forces withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014.

# kabul - Monday 16 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# kabul - Friday 16 March, 2012

Turkish soldiers killed after helicopter crashes into building Helicopter Crash This post contains videos

Turkish soldiers killed after helicopter crashes into building

Two girls and 12 soldiers were killed in this morning’s crash.

# kabul - Monday 12 March, 2012

Taliban vows revenge over US soldier's shooting spree

Threats follow shooting which claimed the lives of 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar province.

# kabul - Monday 27 February, 2012

France and Germany withdraw civilian staff from Afghanistan

Germany and France have decided to withdraw civilian staff from Afghanistan, while the UN have also announced it is moving staff from the north of the country.

# kabul - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Afghan police officer suspected of killing two US Nato officers

A police intelligence officer is thought to be behind the fatal shooting of two senior US Nato officers, as protests continue over the burning of the Qur’an at a US military base almost a week ago.

# kabul - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Two westerners shot dead in Afghanistan protests

The two men, reportedly Americans, were shot at the Afghanistan Interior Ministry in Kabul during the fifth day of rioting over the burning of Qur’ans at a US military base.

# kabul - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Violence erupts after US military burns Qurans in Afghanistan

The US said the burning of Muslim holy books was an accident.

# kabul - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Over 50 killed in suicide bomb attack on Afghan shrine

Worshippers had gathered at the shrine to celebrate the Shiite Muslim holiday of Ashoura when the first of today’s two Afghan explosions struck.

# kabul - Saturday 29 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: Michael D Higgins is to be the ninth President of the Republic of Ireland; a woman is arrested over Dublin abduction; and Jimmy Savil passes away at the age of 84.

Thirteen NATO troops and four civilians killed in Kabul blast

The 13 soldiers killed were all American troops. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# kabul - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Six arrested as plot to assassinate Afghan president Hamid Karzai foiled

One of the men arrested was said to be a bodyguard of the Afghan president.

# kabul - Monday 26 September, 2011

One American killed, and another injured, in Kabul embassy attack

An annex of the US Embassy in Kabul, used by the CIA, is attacked by an Afghan employee with no apparent motive.

# kabul - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Suicide bomber kills head of Afghan peace council

Former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani was killed when a militant detonated explosives at his home in Kabul.

# kabul - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Kabul attack ends after 20 hours and leaves 27 dead

The US ambassador to Afghanistan blamed the Pakistani-based Haqqani network for the coordinated attack against the American Embassy and NATO headquarters in the heart of Kabul.

# kabul - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Taliban claims responsibility for attack on embassies in Kabul

The Taliban claims responsibility for blasts in downtown Kabul, as US Black Hawk aircraft enter to patrol the area.

# kabul - Friday 19 August, 2011

Watch: Suicide bombings target British Council compound in Kabul Afghanistan This post contains videos

Watch: Suicide bombings target British Council compound in Kabul

The blasts occurred in the early hours of Afghan Independence Day, marking Afghanistan’s full independence from Britain in 1919.

# kabul - Thursday 4 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In Thursday’s Fix: Claims of a gunman at Virginia Tech, Gardaí unveil jewellery haul, and see the earth attempt to swallow a truck whole…

From The Daily Edge Diplomatic wrangling over US embassy's cat problem in Kabul Cat Fight

Diplomatic wrangling over US embassy's cat problem in Kabul

The US embassy in Afghanistan is home to up to 30 feral cats – and diplomats are at odds over how to deal with them.

# kabul - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Four dead in suicide bombing at Karzai brother's memorial service

Afghan president was away in Kabul when attack was launched on Kandahar mosque. UN figures show number of Afghan civilians killed this year is up on figures for last year.

# kabul - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Afghan police 'ran away' from attack on Kabul hotel

A witness describes how police fled from the deadly attack on a Kabul hotel that has shaken public confidence in the ability of Afghan security forces to takeover from the US.

# kabul - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Ten killed as suicide bombers storm landmark Kabul hotel

The Taliban attackers, who were armed with machine guns and grenades, were said to be breaking down doors and “taking guests out of their rooms one by one.”

# kabul - Saturday 25 June, 2011

Death toll from Afghan blast revised down to 35

The Taliban denied responsibility for the blast.

# kabul - Saturday 21 May, 2011

Six dead after suicide bomber strikes tent filled with medical students in Afghanistan Afghanistan This post contains videos

Six dead after suicide bomber strikes tent filled with medical students in Afghanistan

The Taliban said it was targeting foreign trainers and Afghan doctors who work with them.

# kabul - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Nine dead after Afghan officer opens fire at Kabul airport

Nine American citizens have been killed after a veteran Afghan military pilot opened fire at Kabul airport today.

Afghan pilot kills NATO soldiers in gun attack

Afghan officer who had been a military pilot for 20 years turned on his coalition colleagues after an argument.

# kabul - Monday 14 February, 2011

Hotel and shopping centre targetted in Kabul blast

Three killed in suicide bomb attack in Afghan capital today.

# kabul - Sunday 16 January, 2011

Nine die on route to wedding in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb has killed nine civilians, including one child, who were travelling to a wedding north of Kabul.

# kabul - Wednesday 28 July, 2010

AT LEAST 25 people have been killed and dozens more injured after their bus struck a roadside bomb in southwestern Afghanistan. The explosion occurred at around 7am local time. Local authorities said they believed the bomb was intended to strike a Nato convoy due in the area this morning.