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Kabul: Capital of Afghanistan
Kabul is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan, located in the eastern section of the country. It is also a municipality, forming part of the greater Kabul Province, and divided into 22 districts. According to estimates in 2020, the population of Kabul is 4.222 million, which includes all the major ethnic groups of Afghanistan. Afghanistan's only city with a population of over 1 million, Kabul serves as its political, cultural and economical center. Rapid urbanization has made Kabul the world's 75th largest city.

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Afghanistan: Gunmen storm hospital compound in Kabul [Video]

Afghanistan: Gunmen storm hospital compound in Kabul

Afghan forces have evacuated dozens and ended the siege at the hospital, killing the three gunmen, officials said.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published
Deadly blast hits Kabul mosque during Friday prayers [Video]

Deadly blast hits Kabul mosque during Friday prayers

At least four people, including prayer leader, killed and many others wounded, says Afghanistan's interior ministry.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:30Published
Afghans say Taliban behind bloodshed, reject U.S. blame of Islamic State [Video]

Afghans say Taliban behind bloodshed, reject U.S. blame of Islamic State

Afghan officials on Friday blamed the Taliban for a bloody attack on a maternity hospital in the capital, Kabul, this week, rejecting a U.S. assertion that it was carried out by Islamic State..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published
U.S. says Islamic State responsible for Kabul hospital attack [Video]

U.S. says Islamic State responsible for Kabul hospital attack

The United States has blamed Islamic State militants - not the Taliban - for a gruesome hospital attack in Afghanistan this week that killed two newborn babies. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:46Published
Newborns among dead in Kabul hospital attack [Video]

Newborns among dead in Kabul hospital attack

Gunmen attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday where the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders runs a maternity clinic. At least sixteen people, including..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

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