The Taliban claims responsibility for a powerful truck bomb attack in Kabul that ripped through surrounding neighbourhoods on Monday, killing at least four people and wounding more than 100, in the latest assault on the Afghan capital.
A shortage of rain, a booming population and wasteful consumption have drained Kabul’s water basin and sparked a race to the bottom as households and businesses bore deeper and deeper wells in search of the precious resource. Snow has fallen in the city this month but it is not nearly enough to solve the water shortage — in some areas the level has dropped 20 metres in the past year.
Kabul residents welcome more snowfall after a punishing drought hit Kabul and the rest of the country last year.
A deadly fire in a building in Kabul has left three dead and at least 44 were injured, including women and children. An initial investigation showed a nearby petrol station caught fire first, with the blaze then spreading to the tower.
The all-female Free to Run group hits Kabul city’s trails and parks several times a week, braving disapproving looks, verbal abuse and even physical violence to enjoy the rare pleasure of exercising outdoors.
At least 10 people are killed after a massive blast outside a British security company’s compound in Kabul, with the attack claimed by the Taliban in the latest violence to target the Afghan capital.
Scenes of destruction in Kabul where a massive blast outside a British security company’s compound killed at least 10 people. The attack was claimed by the Taliban and is the latest violence to target the Afghan capital. IMAGES
Survivors of Tuesday’s suicide bombing in Kabul recover in hospital, following an attack which left at least 55 people dead. The assault, which targeted a religious celebration, was one of the deadliest to strike Afghanistan this year.
At least 50 people are killed in a suicide attack on a religious celebration in Kabul, according to officials, in one of the deadliest assaults to strike Afghanistan this year.
(5 Nov 2018) The mayor of a Utah city was killed during an attack in Afghanistan while he was serving with the state’s National Guard, authorities said. North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor died Saturday in an apparent “insider attack” in Kabul. (Nov. 5)
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