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Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80

Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80

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.

Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, amid hopes for talks

Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, amid hopes for talks

A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said, as violence shows no sign of easing despite hopes for a deal on a US troop withdrawal.

95 Wounded in Kabul Car Bomb Explosion

95 Wounded in Kabul Car Bomb Explosion

At least 95 injured in a car bomb blast west of Kabul, Afghan authorities announced Wednesday.

Afghanistan highway blast kills at least 35 on bus, injures 27

Afghanistan highway blast kills at least 35 on bus, injures 27

A roadside bomb in western Afghanistan killed at least 35 people travelling on a bus, including children, and injured 27 others, officials said on Wednesday.

20 dead as violence mars Afghan election season start

20 dead as violence mars Afghan election season start

Deadly violence marred the start of Afghanistan's election season on the weekend, after President Ashraf Ghani insisted ‘peace is coming’ to the war-torn nation.

Afghan VP candidate injured as Kabul blast kills two, wounds another 25

Afghan VP candidate injured as Kabul blast kills two, wounds another 25

A powerful explosion hit central Kabul on Sunday, wounding Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's running mate in the upcoming election and killing at least two others, officials said.

Blast at Kabul University kills eight, injures 33

Blast at Kabul University kills eight, injures 33

A powerful bomb blast outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday killed at least eight people and wounded 33, as students and lawyers waited to take an examination, officials said.

14 Taliban militants killed in security operations in Afghanistan

14 Taliban militants killed in security operations in Afghanistan

Fourteen Taliban militants were killed in separate security operations by Afghan and coalition forces in Ghazni and central Logar provinces in central and eastern Afghanistan.

Landmine kills 11 pilgrims in southern Afghanistan

Landmine kills 11 pilgrims in southern Afghanistan

At least 11 pilgrims including seven children were killed and on Monday when their vehicle set off a landmine in southern Afghanistan, local government and health officials said.

Suicide bomber kills five at wedding party in eastern Afghanistan

Suicide bomber kills five at wedding party in eastern Afghanistan

A suicide bomber on foot targeted a wedding party in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday, killing at least five people and injuring 40, local officials said.

Intra-Afghan peace talks successful, says envoy

Intra-Afghan peace talks successful, says envoy

The Minister of Foreign Affairs' Special Envoy for Counterterrorism and Mediation in Conflict Resolution, Dr Mutlaq bin Majid al-Qahtani, has announced the success of the two-day Afghan peace talks held in Doha

British Museum announces return of looted Iraqi and Afghan artefacts

British Museum announces return of looted Iraqi and Afghan artefacts

Looted ancient artefacts from Iraq and Afghanistan seized in Britain will be returned to their country of origin after appraisal by the British Museum, the institution said on Monday.