Taliban claim Kabul truck bomb attack, warn more to follow

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.

Afghanistan mourns death of comic who mocked the powerful

Afghanistan has been mourning the death this week of one of its most treasured celebrities, comedian Hanif Hamgam, known for ridiculing the powerful in a region where poking fun at warlords is no laughing matter. Hamgam’s daily show “Zang Khatar” (The Dangerous Bell), which aired on Afghanistan’s largest private TV channel Tolo from 2007-2013, was so popular that squadron leaders on the front line against the Taliban would demand televisions so as not to miss an episode.

Victim recalls attack at UK security firm’s Kabul compound

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.

At least 10 killed in attack at UK security firm Kabul compound

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

Today in History for November 13th

(13 Nov 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated; Taliban regime flees Afghan capital; President Bill Clinton to pay Paula Jones; Alabama’s top judge removed amid Ten Commandments flap; ‘Lion King’ opens on Broadway. (Nov. 13)

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Russia’s Lavrov delivers speech at Afghanistan Taliban talks

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends talks between Afghan leaders and the Taliban in Moscow. IMAGES