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Pakistan demands Taliban prevent attacks, after suicide bomb

Dec. 01, 2022 08:48 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Thursday demanded neighboring Afghanistan's Taliban rulers prevent terrorist attacks coming from their soil, a day after a suicide bombing in Pakistan's southwest sent a wave of shock and anger across the country. The bombing killed four people and...

Pakistan's new army chief takes charge of military

Nov. 29, 2022 14:02 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s new military chief took command of the country's armed forces on Tuesday as a political rift between the government and the popular opposition leader deepened. He took over a day after a renewed threat from a key militant group behind scores of deadly attacks over 15...

Taliban official: Women banned from Afghanistan's gyms

Nov. 10, 2022 09:22 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban are banning women from using gyms in Afghanistan, an official in Kabul said Thursday, the religious group's latest edict cracking down on women's rights and freedoms since they took power more than a year ago. The Taliban overran the country...

Afghan couple accuse US Marine of abducting their baby

Oct. 20, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

The young Afghan couple raced to the airport in Kabul, clutching their baby girl close amid the chaotic withdrawal of American troops last year. The baby had been rescued two years earlier from the rubble of a U.S. military raid that killed her parents and five siblings. After months...

Suicide bomber strikes at a center of Taliban power, kills 4

Oct. 05, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck at a center of Taliban power Wednesday, setting off a blast at a government ministry in the Afghan capital of Kabul and killing at least four people. The explosion went off in the afternoon as workers and visitors were praying...

A Kabul hospital says an explosion at a government ministry mosque was a suicide attack, with at least 2 people killed

Oct. 05, 2022 09:53 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Kabul hospital says an explosion at a government ministry mosque was a suicide attack, with at least 2 people killed.

The Taliban say a blast went off in a government ministry mosque in Kabul as officials and visitors were praying

Oct. 05, 2022 08:16 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban say a blast went off in a government ministry mosque in Kabul as officials and visitors were praying.

Death toll in last week's Kabul school blast climbs to 52

Oct. 03, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Last week’s suicide bombing at a Kabul education center killed as many as 52 people, more than twice the death toll acknowledged by Taliban officials, according to a tally compiled by The Associated Press on Monday. Dozens more were wounded in Friday's blast,...

Women protesters demand more security after Afghan bombing

Oct. 01, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A group of Afghan women Saturday protested a suicide bombing that killed or wounded dozens of students in a Shiite education center in the capital Kabul a day earlier, demanding better security from the Taliban-run government. The demonstration was...

Suicide bomber strikes Kabul education center, killing 19

Sep. 30, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck an education center in a Shiite area of the Afghan capital on Friday, killing 19 people and wounding 27, including teenagers who were taking university practice entry exams, a Taliban spokesman said. The morning explosion at the...