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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 »

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 »

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 »

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

For years the Afghan capital was an island of relative security in a country battered by a rising tide of violence. The devastating bombing this Wednesday morning was confirmation that it has now become one of the most dangerous places in 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 »

In Kabul, a massive bombing took its toll on me and a city I love - Washington Post

KABUL — At 6:30 Wednesday morning, I left my cat snoozing on the windowsill and headed off for what promised to be a rare, pleasant departure from the depressing grind of covering warlord politics and insurgent attacks. Two hours later, I was gazing ...and more »

Deadly Kabul bombing the latest in a raging Afghanistan war - The Globe and Mail

Afghan security forces and residents stand near the crater left by a truck bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images. Mark MacKinnon. LONDON. Published May 31, 2017 Updated May 31, 2017. The sewage tanker that exploded in the ...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 »

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 »