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Photo exhibit to explore life in Tehran, Kabul

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SHAFAQNA - Tehran Times: A collection of photos depicting scenes of daily life in Kabul and Tehran will be showcased in an exhibition at Tehran’s Shalman Gallery. The collection contains photos from a number of Iranian and Afghan photographers.…

Civic campaigns are forming for peace in Afghanistan

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SHAFAQNA - ISIS violated the holiday ceasefire in Afghanistan and Taliban rejected government's suggestion to extend the ceasefire. However, different kinds of civic campaigns are forming for peace in Afghanistan. A suicide bomber has struck…

At Least 4 Killed in Twin Blasts in Kabul

SHAFAQNA - The attacks came just a week after a blast at a voter registration center killed 60 people, in the wake of warnings by security officials against the risk of increasing attacks ahead of parliamentary elections planned in October. Monday’s…

Photos (+18): Kabul's Bloodbath

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SHAFAQNA -  At least 40 people have been killed and 30 wounded in a suicide attack at a Shia cultural and religious organisation in a western area of the Afghan capital, Kabul.  

Kabul blast kills, injures 70 at Shia news organisation, Taliban denies any involvement

SHAFAQNA - Multiple blasts near an office of a media outlet in the Afghan capital of Kabul have left at least 40 people dead and 32 others injured, officials say.  At least 40 people have been killed and 30 wounded in a suicide attack at a…

Blast rocks foreign embassy district in Afghan capital Kabul – reports

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SHAFAQNA - A loud explosion has reportedly rocked the central area of the Afghan capital of Kabul, where embassies and government buildings are located. Local agency TOLOnews‏ said the blast took place in the city’s Wazir Akbar Khan…

Two bomb attacks targeted two Shia mosques in Kabul, over 70 killed

SHAFAQNA- At least 72 people, including women and children, have been killed and scores of others injured in two bomb attacks that targeted two Shia mosques in Afghanistan. The first explosion rocked Imam Zaman mosque in the western…

Rocket attack hits Kabul airport hours after Mattis, , NATO chief arrives

SHAFAQNA - The Taliban claimed it fired at least six rockets at Afghanistan's main airport Wednesday in an attack after US Defense Secretary James Mattis and NATO’s General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg arrived in the country on an unannounced…

At least 35 killed in Kabul car bomb blast by Taliban

SHAFAQNA- At least 35 people have been killed in a car bomb blast in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Monday, according to a senior government official. The Taliban earlier claimed responsibility for the blast in the western part of Kabul.…

Daesh Targets Shia Mosque in Kabul

SHAFAQNA´-On Thursday night, an assailant detonated his explosives when he was prevented from entering al-Zahra mosque in western Kabul, prompting an exchange of fire between police and other attackers. Daesh Takfiri terrorists claimed responsibility…

Massive car bomb in Kabul, Over 70 dead and 350 injured

SHAFAQNA- Horror and chaos grip the Afghan capital Kabul following a huge car bomb explosion, which according to the Health Ministry has so far claimed at least 80 lives and wounded over 350 others. The bomb exploded near the presidential…

Afghan forces arrest ISIS spy chief Taj Gul

SHAFAQNA - The spy chief of the ISIS terrorist group offshoot in Afghanistan has been arrested by the Afghan security forces. The provincial police commandment in Nangarhar said Taj Gul was arrested during an operation conducted in Haska…

UN condemns terrorist attack on Kabul hospital

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has condemned terrorist attack on a military hospital in Kabul for which the ISIS claimed responsibility. “This egregious and morally reprehensible attack targeted people at their most…

Daesh Attacks Afghan Hospital Killing Over 30 Patients, Doctors, Nurses and Others

SHAFAQNA - More than 30 people have been killed and some 50 others injured in an attack by heavily-armed militants on Afghanistan's largest military hospital in the capital, Kabul. Afghan Defence Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said…

Gunmen kill Shias in Muharram mourning ceremony in Kabul

SHAFAQNA- At least 14 people have been killed and 36 wounded after a gunman burst into a Shia shrine in the Afghan capital, during the marking of the Muharram mourning ceremony. in what appears to have been a sectarian attack. The…

Explosion in Kabul - American University is targeted

SHAFAQNA - Militants set off a car bomb and burst into the American University campus in Kabul on Wednesday evening, trapping hundreds of students and staff inside for several hours, as special forces attempted to retake control. At least…

Rocket hits school near US embassy in Kabul, day after ISIS attack kills 80

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SHAFAQNA - A massive explosion has rocked the diplomatic district of the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry has confirmed. A mortar hit a school building that was empty at the time, causing no fatalities. Follow Sediq…
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The Taliban returns - suicide attack in Kabul

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of people were wounded and dozens were killed on Tuesday in central Kabul, as a huge explosion struck during the morning rush hour and a gun battle apparently followed. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Kabul’s…

Women's Prestige in Islam Discussed in Kabul

SHAFAQNA- Despite gains made over the past decade, the Afghan women are still vulnerable and yet continue to experience different types of violence. A gathering of religious scholars and government officials was held Saturday in Kabul where…

Course on Quranic Teachings Held in Kabul

SHAFAQNA- The Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (PBUH) Quranic Center in the capital city held the 15-day course separately for girls and boys. Introduction to the infallibles (AS), moral principles in family and society, health issues, the necessity…