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KABUL, Afghanistan | Death toll from attack in Afghan capital soars to 43

KABUL, Afghanistan— An Afghan official says the death toll from a Christmas Eve attack in the capital has climbed to 43. Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro says police and emergency workers were still searching for bodies in the smoldering public welfare building early Tuesday. A suicide bomber and gunmen armed with assault rifles and explosives … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Death toll from attack in Afghan capital soars to 43

KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban: 5 freed from US military prison now in Qatar office

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban spokesperson says five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent group’s political office in Qatar. That means they will now be among Taliban representatives negotiating for peace in … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban: 5 freed from US military prison now in Qatar office

KABUL, Afghanistan  | The Latest: Afghan official outraged by polls’ chaotic start

KABUL, Afghanistan  — The Latest on parliamentary elections in Afghanistan (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Afghanistan’s deputy chief executive says he’s outraged by the chaotic start to polling in Afghanistan’s Parliamentary elections. Mohammad Mohaqiq, in an interview with a local TV station, assailed election preparation by the country’s Independent Election Commission. He says: “The people … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan  | The Latest: Afghan official outraged by polls’ chaotic start