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Metropolis and municipality in Afghanistan

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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. According to estimates in 2019, the population of Kabul is 4.114 million, which includes all the major ethnic groups of Afghanistan. Rapid urbanization had made Kabul the world's 75th largest city.

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Numbed by war, generations of Afghans seek solace in voting

Nearly two decades ago, an Afghan man risked his life to protect the country's prized artefacts by hiding them in the basement of the central bank office in Kabul as Taliban Islamists destroyed the..
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IS fighters hid among Afghan pine nut harvesters during U.S. drone strike: U.S. official

A senior U.S. defense official in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Friday said Islamic State fighters were hiding among pine nut harvesters when a U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan killed at..
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Videos for Kabul

Pentagon chief mulls keeping some troops in Syria [Video]Pentagon chief mulls keeping some troops in Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that keeping some U.S. troops in parts of northeastern Syria near oilfields with Syrian Democratic Forces to ensure that the oil did not fall into the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:00Published

Esper in Afghanistan as U.S. looks to kickstart Taliban talks [Video]Esper in Afghanistan as U.S. looks to kickstart Taliban talks

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Kabul on Sunday in a bid to bring talks with the Taliban back on track after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off negotiations last month seeking to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:36Published

Kabul Gardens: Historic Afghan park restored to glory [Video]Kabul Gardens: Historic Afghan park restored to glory

In Kabul, it is rare to find a safe space where children can run and adults can connect.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Troops protect people in Afghan climate protest [Video]Troops protect people in Afghan climate protest

Troops atop an armored personnel carrier and on foot, their rifles at the ready, protected about 100 of Kabul's young, who are worried that if war doesn't kill them, climate change will.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Taliban suicide attack in Kabul kills Afghan troops [Video]Taliban suicide attack in Kabul kills Afghan troops

Afghan officials said at least four soldiers killed in the attack in Chahar Asyab district of Kabul.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

Pompeo: Afghan Peace Talks Scuppered [Video]Pompeo: Afghan Peace Talks Scuppered

US President Donald Trump said unexpectedly on Saturday that talks on bringing peace to Afghanistan are on hold. The US will keep pressuring Taliban militants while supporting Afghan troops until it..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Trump calls off Afghanistan peace talks after bombing in Kabul [Video]Trump calls off Afghanistan peace talks after bombing in Kabul

US President Donald Trump tweeted that he was calling off talks with Afghanistan on Saturday night.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:55Published

Taliban carry out deadly attack on residential compound for foreigners [Video]Taliban carry out deadly attack on residential compound for foreigners

At least 12 killed and more than 100 injured after blast in what is known as Green Village in Kabul.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

 

Explosion hits Afghan capital Kabul, six killed

A blast in the centre of Afghanistan's capital Kabul killed at least six people on Tuesday, police officials said.
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Taliban car bomb blast kills four Afghan special forces in Kabul

A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan Special Forces base in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least four commandos, officials said, as violence continued to escalate following the collapse of peace talks..
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Trump says he canceled peace talks with Taliban over attack

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier..
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Taliban attack Afghan province as violence overshadows peace deal

Taliban militants launched a major attack in Afghanistan's western province of Farah on Friday, the latest in a series of assaults on provincial centers just a day after a deadly suicide bombing in..
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Taliban suicide bomber kills at least 10 civilians, two NATO troops in Kabul

A Taliban suicide blast in the center of Kabul killed at least 10 civilians and two NATO soldiers on Thursday, destroying cars and shops in an area near the headquarters of Afghanistan's international..
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Romanian, U.S. members of foreign force killed in Afghanistan: NATO

A Romanian and a U.S. member of foreign forces in Afghanistan were killed in the capital Kabul on Thursday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.
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Taliban claim bomb attack in Afghan capital

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Thursday in the center of Kabul, the Afghan capital, government officials said, with the blast rattling windows and doors in an area near embassies and government..
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Taliban claim responsibility for suicide blast in Afghan capital Kabul

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide bomber who targeted a foreign forces convoy in the center of Kabul, the Afghan capital on Thursday.
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Blast shakes buildings in center of Afghan capital

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Thursday in the center of Kabul, the Afghan capital, government officials said, and the blast shook windows and doors in an area near embassies and government..
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Full U.S. pullout from Afghanistan could ignite 'total civil war': ex-U.S. envoys

Nine former U.S. ambassadors on Tuesday warned that Afghanistan could collapse in a "total civil war" if President Donald Trump withdraws all U.S. forces before the Kabul government and the Taliban..
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Deadly Taliban attack in Afghan capital casts shadow on peace deal

A Taliban attack on a housing complex used by international organizations in the Afghan capital, Kabul, late on Monday killed at least 16 people and angered local residents who demanded the heavily..
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Death toll from Taliban blast in Afghan capital reaches 16, with 119 wounded: official

A Taliban vehicle bomb late on Monday close to a housing compound used by international organizations in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 16 people and wounded 119, officials said as emergency..
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Taliban claim blast in Afghan capital as draft peace deal agreed

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion that rocked the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more and shaking windows and doors in houses..
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Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul: Reuters witnesses

A loud explosion rocked the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, shaking windows and doors in an area close to foreign embassies and government departments, Reuters reporters heard.
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Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80: officials

The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen to 80, two senior officials said on Wednesday.
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Islamic state claims responsibility for wedding suicide attack in Kabul

Islamic State on Sunday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in Kabul on Saturday.
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Peace with whom? After blast, enraged Afghans question talks

Outraged Afghans questioned on Sunday the point of negotiations with the Taliban aimed at getting U.S. troops to leave and ending the war, after 63 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a..
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Afghan president says Taliban can't escape blame for deadly bombing

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday the Taliban could not escape blame for a "barbaric" suicide bomb attack on a wedding hall in the capital, Kabul, that killed 63 people.
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Blast at wedding in Afghan capital wounds at least 20: hospital

A bomb exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, wounding at least 20 people, officials and emergency services said.
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Blast at wedding in Afghanistan causes casualties: ministry

A bomb exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, wounding numerous people, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
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Taliban bomb kills 14, wounds 145, despite hopes for Afghan pact

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 people and wounded 145 in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, an attack the government said raised questions about the militants' commitment to peace despite an..
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Taliban claim bomb attack on police in Afghanistan; nearly 100 wounded

A car bomb exploded on Wednesday outside a police station in the Afghan capital, Kabul, wounding at least 95 people, government officials said, and the Taliban claimed responsibility.
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Car bomb attack on police in Afghan capital wounds at least 34

A car bomb exploded on Wednesday outside a police station in the Afghan capital, Kabul, wounding at least 34 people, government officials said.
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Blast in Afghan capital, no word on casualties

A powerful blast went off in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday but there was no immediate information about its cause or if there were casualties, an interior ministry spokesman said.
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At least two killed in Afghan TV bus bombing in Kabul

At least two people were killed and two injured when a private bus carrying employees of an Afghan television station was bombed in Kabul on Sunday, two government officials said.
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Afghanistan names team to talk to Taliban, expecting swift U.S. deal to leave

The Afghan government named a team on Wednesday to negotiate directly with the Taliban, in the expectation that Washington was on the cusp of agreeing to withdraw troops after 18 years of war, meeting..
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Death toll from attack on Afghan VP candidate's office rises to 20

The death toll from a suicide attack on the Kabul office of Amrullah Saleh, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's running mate in September elections, reached 20 with at least 50 wounded, officials said on..
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At least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate's office in Kabul: government

At least 20 people were killed and 50 injured in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Sunday in a suicide bombing and gun battle at vice presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh's office, the government said in..
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Afghan VP candidate injured as Kabul blast kills two, wounds 25

A powerful explosion hit central Kabul on Sunday, wounding Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's running mate on the first day of official campaigning for a presidential election and killing at least two..
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Explosion during Kabul rush hour wounds six: official

A powerful explosion hit central Kabul during evening rush hour on Sunday, wounding six people, Afghan officials said.
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Explosion hits Kabul during rush hour, casualties feared: official

A powerful explosion hit central Kabul during rush hour on Sunday, Afghan officials said.
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Top U.S. general cautiously optimistic about Afghan peace push

The top U.S. general said on Friday he was cautiously optimistic about efforts to reach a negotiated end to the nearly 18-year-old war in Afghanistan, in remarks that followed talks in Kabul with..
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Bombs in Kabul kill at least 11 as U.S. steps up diplomacy in effort to end war

Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 45, officials said, as the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff met Afghan President Ashraf..
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Bombs kill at least 11 in Afghan capital as U.S. general visits

Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 45, officials said, as the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff was meeting top U.S. and NATO..
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Three bombs kill at least 12, wound dozens in Afghan capital

Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, with one hitting a bus carrying government employees, killing a total of at least 12 people, officials said.
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Two explosions rock Afghan capital after bus blast: officials

Two explosions went off in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday, minutes after a bus carrying government employees was hit by a blast, killing five people, government officials said.
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Government employees killed in explosion in Kabul

At least five people were killed and 10 wounded when a magnetic bomb attached to a bus carrying government employees exploded in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, officials said.
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Croatian soldier killed in Afghanistan suicide blast

A Croatian soldier serving in Afghanistan died and two were seriously injured in a suicide attack on their convoy outside the capital of Kabul on Wednesday, authorities said.
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Three Croatian troops wounded in Afghanistan attack: minister

Three Croatian soldiers serving in Afghanistan have been wounded, one seriously, in a suicide attack on their convoy outside Kabul, the country's defense minister said on Wednesday.
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Kabul seeks clarification on Trump talk of wiping out Afghanistan

Afghanistan called on Tuesday for an explanation of comments by U.S. President Donald Trump in which he said he could win the Afghan war in just 10 days by wiping out Afghanistan but did not want to..
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Intra-Afghan peace meeting in Qatar aimed at building trust

Taliban officials are due to meet a group of Afghan delegates in Doha this weekend as diplomatic efforts build to withdraw foreign forces from Afghanistan and end years of violence that continued this..
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