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Trepidation at the return of the Afghan warlords - Financial Times

As Afghans anticipate an already long-delayed announcement from Washington on the future US policy towards their country, they are the victims of a bloody offensive by the Taliban and a political crisis unfolding in Kabul. Confusion over Afghanistan ...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 »

Massacre in Kabul - L'Osservatore Romano

At least 90 are dead and over 380 injured, according to current estimates, after a suicide bombingin Kabul during rush hour on Wednesday morning, 21 May. As children were on their way to school the explosion rang out in the diplomatic neighbourhood of ...and more »

Kabul: at least 90 killed by massive car bomb in diplomatic quarter - The Guardian

A massive explosion in a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul has killed at least 90 people and wounded more than 461, Afghan officials have said. The attack is the deadliest in the Afghan capital since an Isis suicide bomber killed nearly 100 people ...and more »

Afghanistan: sent back to a war zone - Deutsche Welle

Germany is sending back ever greater numbers of Afghans. In the first two months of this year Germany denied more than half of all asylum applications. Sandra Petersmann spoke with deportees in their war torn home. Afghanistan Anschlag auf Nato-Konvoi ...and more »

Canada should join its closest allies and return to Afghanistan: Michael Petrou - CBC.ca

Last week, during the NATO summit in Brussels, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ruled out sending Canadian troops back to Afghanistan — despite requests from NATO commanders that member states contribute more soldiers to an ongoing training mission ...and more »

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

People survey the the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul. Photograph: Hedayatullah Amid/EPA. Afghanistan. Kabul bomb: 'It felt like an earthquake, then everything came down'. Civilians in Afghan capital describe horror as huge explosion kills more ...and more »

How badly has Canada failed Afghanistan? - Macleans.ca

Damaged cars are seen after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 31, 2017. (Omar Sobhani/Reuters). 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 ...and more »

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 »