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#Kabul

# kabul - Sunday 21 July, 2013

How do you deliver mail where the streets have no name?
# Going Postal
# Going Postal

How do you deliver mail where the streets have no name?

Jul 21st 2013, 5:00 PM 10,609 Views 24 Comments

That’s the very dilemma facing postmen in Kabul, now a city of five million people.

# kabul - Monday 10 June, 2013

Seven Taliban leaders killed after assault on NATO airport base
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Seven Taliban leaders killed after assault on NATO airport base

Jun 10th 2013, 5:21 PM 5,825 Views 20 Comments

The attacks illustrate that despite Kabul’s security blanket, the insurgency in Afghanistan is far from defeated.

# kabul - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Suicide bombing targets NATO convoy in Kabul
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Suicide bombing targets NATO convoy in Kabul

May 16th 2013, 8:41 PM 4,488 Views 10 Comments

At least 15 people have been killed and dozens wounded in the attack in the Afghan capital.

# kabul - Saturday 16 February, 2013

GALLERY: Incredible photos of Afghanistan before the wars
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# Afghanistan

GALLERY: Incredible photos of Afghanistan before the wars

Feb 16th 2013, 8:45 AM 30,399 Views 62 Comments

Dr Bill Podlich took hundreds of photos while working with UNESCO in 1967 and 1968. Here’s what he saw.

# kabul - Monday 24 December, 2012

Afghan policewoman kills US adviser in Kabul
# Kabul
# Kabul

Afghan policewoman kills US adviser in Kabul

Dec 24th 2012, 1:25 PM 4,019 Views 11 Comments

The killing of the American, who worked as a contractor with the Nato command, is the first known insider attack by a woman in Afghanistan.

# kabul - Monday 10 December, 2012

Obama praises fallen soldier in Afghanistan rescue mission
# Fallen Soldier
# Fallen Soldier

Obama praises fallen soldier in Afghanistan rescue mission

Dec 10th 2012, 11:56 AM 6,713 Views 10 Comments

A U.S. special operations member was killed during the of an American doctor abducted by the Taliban.

# kabul - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Suicide bombing kills at least 6 in central Kabul
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Suicide bombing kills at least 6 in central Kabul

Sep 8th 2012, 9:45 AM 1,349 Views 5 Comments

Afghan authorities say a suicide bomber has blown himself up near Nato headquarters in Kabul, killing at least 6 people.

# kabul - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Afghanistan: 7 killed in gun battle and bomb attack
# Kabul
# Kabul

Afghanistan: 7 killed in gun battle and bomb attack

Aug 2nd 2012, 4:23 PM 1,403 Views 1 Comment

Five people were killed in the gun battle today just outside Kabul while two NATO service members were killed in a separate bomb attack in the south of the country.

# kabul - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Afghan government minister survives roadside bombing
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghan government minister survives roadside bombing

Jul 15th 2012, 11:11 AM 1,478 Views 1 Comment

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
# Afghanistan

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

May 2nd 2012, 8:20 AM 745 Views 8 Comments

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

# kabul - Friday 16 March, 2012

Turkish soldiers killed after helicopter crashes into building
# Helicopter Crash
# Helicopter Crash

Turkish soldiers killed after helicopter crashes into building

Mar 16th 2012, 2:40 PM 1,532 Views 0 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban vows revenge over US soldier's shooting spree

Mar 12th 2012, 9:34 AM 1,656 Views 20 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

France and Germany withdraw civilian staff from Afghanistan

Feb 27th 2012, 1:33 PM 1,000 Views 1 Comment

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
# Protests
# Protests

Afghan police officer suspected of killing two US Nato officers

Feb 26th 2012, 12:25 PM 998 Views 0 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Two westerners shot dead in Afghanistan protests

Feb 25th 2012, 4:04 PM 1,637 Views 38 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Violence erupts after US military burns Qurans in Afghanistan

Feb 22nd 2012, 8:16 AM 2,063 Views 23 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Over 50 killed in suicide bomb attack on Afghan shrine

Dec 6th 2011, 2:04 PM 825 Views 1 Comment

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
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Oct 29th 2011, 7:44 PM 2,062 Views 2 Comments

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
# Kabul
# Kabul

Thirteen NATO troops and four civilians killed in Kabul blast

Oct 29th 2011, 3:48 PM 232 Views 4 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Six arrested as plot to assassinate Afghan president Hamid Karzai foiled

Oct 5th 2011, 5:03 PM 489 Views 1 Comment

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Sep 26th 2011, 10:31 AM 369 Views 1 Comment

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Suicide bomber kills head of Afghan peace council

Sep 20th 2011, 8:54 PM 156 Views 18 Comments

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

# kabul - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Kabul attack ends after 20 hours and leaves 27 dead
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Kabul attack ends after 20 hours and leaves 27 dead

Sep 14th 2011, 2:23 PM 276 Views 0 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban claims responsibility for attack on embassies in Kabul

Sep 13th 2011, 12:06 PM 124 Views 0 Comments

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
# Afghanistan

Watch: Suicide bombings target British Council compound in Kabul

Aug 19th 2011, 8:35 AM 271 Views 3 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Aug 4th 2011, 8:04 PM 2,050 Views 0 Comments

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…

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

Diplomatic wrangling over US embassy's cat problem in Kabul

Aug 4th 2011, 4:07 PM 829 Views 6 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Jul 14th 2011, 11:30 AM 307 Views 0 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghan police 'ran away' from attack on Kabul hotel

Jun 30th 2011, 2:52 PM 161 Views 0 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Ten killed as suicide bombers storm landmark Kabul hotel

Jun 29th 2011, 8:56 AM 177 Views 0 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Death toll from Afghan blast revised down to 35

Jun 25th 2011, 12:26 PM 272 Views 0 Comments

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
# Afghanistan

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

May 21st 2011, 11:50 AM 222 Views 0 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Nine dead after Afghan officer opens fire at Kabul airport

Apr 27th 2011, 8:42 PM 427 Views 0 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghan pilot kills NATO soldiers in gun attack

Apr 27th 2011, 1:45 PM 510 Views 0 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Hotel and shopping centre targetted in Kabul blast

Feb 14th 2011, 2:00 PM 431 Views 0 Comments

Three killed in suicide bomb attack in Afghan capital today.

# kabul - Sunday 16 January, 2011

Nine die on route to wedding in Afghanistan
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# Afghanistan

Nine die on route to wedding in Afghanistan

Jan 16th 2011, 1:49 PM 419 Views 0 Comments

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

# kabul - Wednesday 28 July, 2010

Afghan bus struck by roadside bomb
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# Afghanistan

Afghan bus struck by roadside bomb

Jul 28th 2010, 4:21 PM 112 Views 0 Comments