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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 »

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. 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 ...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 »

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

More than 80 people were killed and over 350 injured in an explosion in Kabul on Wednesday. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images. For years the Afghan capital was an island of relative security in a country battered by a rising tide of violence. The ...and more »

Kabul bombing: Afghans blame Haqqani network and Pakistan - Sky News

Ninety were killed and 400 hurt when a suicide attacker drove into the capital's diplomatic quarter before setting off explosives. 21:50, UK, Wednesday 31 May 2017. A woman sits outside a hospital after the blast. Image: A woman sits outside a hospital ...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 »

Kabul car bomb kills at least 80 in diplomatic quarter - Financial Times

A truck bomb ripped through the diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people and wounding hundreds of others in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital for months. The blast, which took place during rush hour near the German ...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 »

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 »

Nuremberg court frees young Afghan arrested ahead of deportation - Deutsche Welle

A Nuremberg court has freed a 20-year-old Afghan being held in custody while awaiting deportation. His arrest was resisted by 300 fellow students, but it remains unclear whether he will be allowed to stay in Germany. Deutschland Nürnberg - Von ...and more »