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Sweden won't suspend deportations of Afghan asylum seekers - The Local Sweden

Refugee campaigners called on authorities to stop deportations after at least 80 people were killed in a bomb attack in Kabul a day after Sweden returned a group of failed asylum seekers to Afghanistan. Germany said on Wednesday it had postponed a ...and more »

Deadly Bombing in Kabul Is One of the Afghan War's Worst Strikes - New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — A truck bomb devastated a central area of Kabul near the presidential palace and foreign embassies on Wednesday, one of the deadliest strikes in the long Afghan war and a reminder of how the capital itself has become a lethal ...and more »

The Kabul Bombing: Wrenching Scenes of Carnage - New York Times

This article was updated on June 6, 2017, to reflect the increased death toll. Afghan officials updated the death toll of a devastating terror attack in the capital Kabul on May 31, saying 150 people were killed and more than 300 wounded, in a blast ...and more »

Kabul blast: Attack kills 90 near diplomatic area in Afghanistan - CNN

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) A huge suicide bomb ripped through a secure area of Kabul at the height of the Wednesday morning rush hour, killing at least 90 people and wounding 400, Afghan officials said. The blast, which came a few days into the Muslim ...and more »

Why deadly Kabul bombing is crisis for all of Afghanistan - The Guardian

Rise in attacks on Kabul after years of city's relative security a huge threat to the government, economy and civil society. Emma Graham-Harrison. Wed 31 May 2017 23.00 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 18.25 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on ...and more »

Massive blast in the heart of Kabul's diplomatic quarter kills at least 80 - Washington Post

KABUL — A massive blast tore through the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital Wednesday, killing at least 80 people and wounding more than 460, officials said. The devastation left Kabul in shock and underlined the country's security struggles as ...and more »

Uncertain times: on the security situation in Afghanistan - The Hindu

Afghanistan is no stranger to terror attacks. Even so, the repeated strikes in the most fortified areas with mounting casualties demonstrate a steadily deteriorating security situation. In April, the Taliban had targeted an army base in Mazar-e-Sharif ...and more »

Kabul bomb: 'It felt like an earthquake, then everything came down' - The Guardian

Elias Naser looked shellshocked standing on the side of the road, a few hundred metres from where the car bomb went off, a bloodstained jacket neatly folded over his arm. “It's someone else's blood,” he said, eyeing an entrance to the hospital, waiting ...and more »

Massive blast near Indian embassy in Kabul, staff safe - Deccan Herald

A powerful blast today rocked Kabul's high-security diplomatic area where the Indian embassy is located but all staffers at the Indian mission were said to be safe. Reports said the massive explosion close to the German embassy wounded or killed at ...and more »

How badly has Canada failed Afghanistan? - Macleans.ca

For the first time since 2006, Canada's diplomats were reminded just how precarious their position is in Afghanistan. In January of that year, Glyn Berry, a veteran foreign affairs official, was killed after a Canadian military convoy was hit by a ...and more »