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Kabul: Metropolis and municipality in 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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Suicide bomb at Kabul education centre kills 18 and injures over 50 [Video]

Suicide bomb at Kabul education centre kills 18 and injures over 50

The explosion struck outside an education centre in a heavily Shiite neighbourhood of western Kabul.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:45Published

Afghan VP survives assassination attempt [Video]

Afghan VP survives assassination attempt

A roadside bomb in Kabul targeted Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday morning but he escaped unharmed, his spokesman said. The attack killed at least 10 people. Olivia Chan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published
Afghan VP Saleh unharmed in bomb attack in Kabul: Spokesman [Video]

Afghan VP Saleh unharmed in bomb attack in Kabul: Spokesman

At least two killed in roadside explosion targeting the convoy of First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, officials say.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:35Published
Sikh families from Afghanistan relocated in Delhi gurudwaras [Video]

Sikh families from Afghanistan relocated in Delhi gurudwaras

Around 138 Sikh families from Afghanistan have been relocated in Delhi. They are currently staying in Gurudwaras that are run by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee."It's been 16 days here. I lost..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:51Published
Over 180 Sikh families from Afghanistan arrive in India on ‘long-term’ visas [Video]

Over 180 Sikh families from Afghanistan arrive in India on ‘long-term’ visas

More than 180 Sikh families arrived in India from Afghanistan on Thursday. The families were welcomed at the IGI Airport by World Punjab Organisation. The families arrived in India on 'long-term'..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:22Published
182 Afghan Hindu, Sikh migrants brought to India [Video]

182 Afghan Hindu, Sikh migrants brought to India

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), in association with World Punjabi Organization brought 182 Afghan Hindu-Sikh migrants to India from Afghanistan. They were brought to New Delhi in a..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:24Published

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War in Afghanistan: Civilians hope for an end to unrelenting conflict

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Afghan troops killed as helicopters crash amid Taliban offensive in Helmand

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Nearly two decades after US invasion, Afghans fear Taliban return

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Truck bomb in eastern Afghan province kills at least 15 - officials

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US warns Afghan women of increased risk of extremist attack

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US Embassy in Kabul warns of extremist attacks against women

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan is warning that extremists groups are planning attacks against a “variety of targets” but are taking particular aim at women. The warning..
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Prominent women attacked as Afghanistan eyes peace

An actress who also serves in the police is one of a number of prominent women to be attacked in Kabul.
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Roadside bomb attack in Kabul misses Afghan vice president, but kills four

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Kabul bomb: Deadly blast targets Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh

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Shuhra Koofi was desperate. Her mother, a two-term member of the Afghan parliament, had been shot as they travelled back to Kabul together by car. Shuhra begged her mother, Fawzia Koofi, not to close..
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Some states oppose release of ‘a few’ Taliban; all others freed, says Kabul

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KABUL: The Afghan government said on Thursday it had released 400 Taliban prisoners under an exchange deal with the militants, except for “a few” opposed by foreign nations, and expected peace..
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Afghan Peace Negotiators To Fly To Qatar As More Taliban Prisoners Freed

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Kabul resumes Taliban prisoner release, group says

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Saba Sahar: Afghan actress and film director shot in Kabul

Saba Sahar, an outspoken voice on women's rights, was going to work when a gunman shot at her car.
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Well known Afghan peace negotiator survives attack by gunmen

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Kabul suicide bombing kills 21, including 3 Americans

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Suicide attack in Kabul as U.S., tribal leaders prepare for discussion

A car packed with explosives rammed a security post in Kabul where tribal leaders will meet with U.S. officials next week to discuss a security agreement. Charlie D'Agata reports.
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Taliban warn against attacks on freed prisoners going home

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At least 21 killed, dozens wounded in Islamic State attack on Afghan prison

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Doctors Without Borders said on Monday it would close its maternity ward in Kabul due to fears of further attacks after three gunmen last month opened fire at the clinic, killing 24 people including..
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Four killed, eight wounded in blast at Kabul mosque during Friday prayers

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A blast in a Kabul mosque during Friday prayers killed at least four people and wounded many more, Afghanistan's interior ministry said on Friday.
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Taliban roadside bombing kills 11 in northeastern Afghanistan

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KABUL – A roadside bomb in Afghanistan's northeastern Badakhshan province killed 11 local police officers, officials said on Saturday. A local police commander, along with his 10 men, was rushing..
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First US air strikes on Taliban since ceasefire

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Afghans condemn killing of prominent cleric in mosque blast

Afghan leaders and ordinary citizens condemned on Wednesday the killing of a prominent cleric in a bomb attack at a mosque in the heavily fortified diplomatic quarter of the capital, Kabul.
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