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Kabul mural honors AFP photographer slain in IS bombing

Sep. 25, 2018 6:27 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Amnesty International and an Afghan art collective unveiled Tuesday a mural in Kabul in the memory of AFP's slain chief Afghanistan photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in April along with eight other reporters in a double suicide bombing by the Islamic State group. It's the...

Today in History

Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2018. There are 102 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 20, 1962, James Meredith, a black student, was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Democratic Gov. Ross R. Barnett. (Meredith was later admitted.)...

Afghan official: Death toll in suicide bombing rises to 68

Sep. 12, 2018 6:55 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll in a suicide bombing among a group of people protesting a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan has risen to 68, up from 32, provincial officials said Wednesday. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said 165 others were wounded in the...

Spokesman for provincial governor says number of killed in suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan rises to 68

Sep. 12, 2018 1:14 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Spokesman for provincial governor says number of killed in suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan rises to 68.

Afghan official: Suicide bomber kills 32 in Nangarhar

Sep. 11, 2018 9:37 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-filled vest among a group of people protesting a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 32 and wounding about 130, a provincial official said. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor said the...

Afghan police official: At least 20 killed in suicide bombing in eastern Nangarhar province

Sep. 11, 2018 5:18 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police official: At least 20 killed in suicide bombing in eastern Nangarhar province.

6 dead in blast at district headquarters in Somali capital

Sep. 10, 2018 7:47 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least six people are dead after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, authorities said Monday. Police Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the large blast badly damaged the compound of the Hodan district's...

43 suspects in deadly Philippine bombings face criminal raps

Sep. 10, 2018 1:37 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Criminal complaints have been filed against 43 Muslim militants from two armed groups linked to the Islamic State group for two bomb attacks in the southern Philippines, including a suspected suicide bombing that killed 11 people, police said Monday. Murder complaints were filed...

29 killed in Afghanistan as anti-Taliban leader mourned

Sep. 9, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents killed at least 29 Afghan security forces in separate attacks as many marked the 17th anniversary of the killing of a prominent anti-Taliban leader, officials said Sunday. Hakmat Durani, spokesman for the police chief of Maidan Wardak province, said the Taliban attacked...

US Defense secretary makes surprise visit to war-weary Kabul

Sep. 7, 2018 8:15 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Defense Secretary James Mattis made a surprise visit to Afghanistan's war-shattered capital on Friday, the U.S. command in Afghanistan said, just days after a suicide bomber killed 21 people in the city and wounded 90 others. Accompanied by Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the...