(KABUL, Afghanistan.) JUST IN: Two explosions occurred in different parts of city on Wednesday afternoon, security officials confirmed #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – May.09: Editor says this is what we know so far: The first blast occurred in Dasht-e-Barchi area in Kabul’s PD13 which was followed by gunfire: It happened close to the PD13 police headquarters building: Another explosion reportedly happened in Kabul’s PD10 – within half an hour after the first blast…………Kabul police confirmed the first explosion………No group has claimed responsibility for the incidents #AceNewsDesk reports

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#Explosions Reported In #Kabul, Casualties Feared https://t.co/aTaxxhag1kpic.twitter.com/2XmC7VaavE #KABUL – Sources say the second explosion happened in Shahr-e-Naw area Kabul’s PD10. Details to follow. #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/OFnuwRbb7g— TOLOnews May 9, 2018: https://t.me/acebreakingnews/736639https://t.me/acebreakingnews/736666 Three blasts hit the Afghan capital of Kabul in rapid succession on Wednesday, police and interior ministry officials said: https://t.me/reuters_news/44188:

A suicide attack occurred close to a blood donation campaign in Kabul’s PD4 in Shahr-e-Naw area on Monday, the Kabul Police said: The blast had no casualties, a spokesman for Kabul Police Hashmat Stanekzai told TOLOnews……….The explosion took place at around 11:30am Kabul time after a suicide attacker who wanted to target the event was stopped by police in the area, Stanekzai said………..“Only the suicide bomber was killed after he detonated his explosives before reaching to his target,” he said, adding that “no one was hurt in the blast”……………Meanwhile, the interior minister Wais Ahmad Barmak who addressed lawmakers at the Wolesi Jirga, Lower House of Parliament, on Monday confirmed the incident and said “the enemies have changed their tactics and we will also change our tactics against them”………..No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. #Kabul – The explosion was a suicide bombing which wanted to target a blood donation campaign in Shahr-e-Naw, but the attacker was stopped by police, Interior Ministry says. No casualty reported.— TOLOnews May 7, 2018: https://t.me/acebreakingnews/724461

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KABUL: ‘ Bomb explodes in offices of Afghan News agency ‘

#AceNewsReport – KABUL:June.11: A bomb exploded at an office of Afghanistan’s main news agency Pajhwok on Thursday, wounding two people, Reuters said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the blast in the eastern province of Nangarhar. Militants have issued threats to the agency in the past, editor-in-chief, Danish Karokhil, said.

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KABUL: ‘ TWO US SOLDIERS IN NATO CONVOY KILLED BY TALIBAN BOMB – REPORTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN:Dec.13 – A recent press release says that two foreign soldiers, have from the USA, were reportedly killed in a NATO convoy near Kabul by a Taliban bomb in a Friday-night attack, according to AP.

“Two International Security Assistance Force service members died as a result of an enemy forces attack in eastern Afghanistan on December 12, 2014,” a coalition press release said, without naming their nationalities.

The number of international troops killed in the country this year is 65, 50 of them Americans.

Early on Saturday, a top court official in Kabul’s northwestern suburbs, Atiqullah Rawoofi, was shot dead, said police chief Farid Afzali. Security in the capital has been recently reinforced amidst Taliban warnings of continuing attacks.

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KABUL: ‘ NEW WAVE OF BOMBINGS KILLS AT LEAST TEN POLICEMEN ‘

#AceWorldNews – KABUL – Nov.10- At least 10 police were killed after bombs struck three Afghan cities, including the capital Kabul, in east Afghanistan on Monday, Reuters said.     

' Taliban bombs kill at least 10 police in Afghanistan '

‘ Taliban bombs kill at least 10 police in Afghanistan ‘

The militants claimed responsibility for two of the attacks, which killed the policemen, seven of them in the eastern province of Logar province when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the provincial police headquarters.

Three policemen were killed in eastern Nangarhar province by a bomb planted in a rickshaw.

In Kabul, a magnetic bomb planted in a flower bed near a university injured three people.

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KABUL: ‘ TALIBAN AMBUSH CONVOY OF AFGHAN SECURITY FORCES KILLING 22 SOLDIERS AND POLICE ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – October 13 – Taliban militants ambushed a convoy of Afghan security forces in a mountainous area of northern Afghanistan on Monday.

The fighters killed 22 soldiers and police, Reuters cited an official as saying.

The convoy was travelling through Laghman Valley in Sar-e-Pul province.

Eight security officers were wounded and the insurgents took seven others captive.

Twelve army and police vehicles were destroyed.

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KABUL: SUICIDE CAR BOMBING ON THE INCREASE AS WAY TO STOP NATO CONVOYS ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – October 13 – A suicide-car-bomber rammed a NATO military convoy along a major road out of Kabul early Monday, killing one Afghan civilian, Reuters reported.

Afghan official says suicide bomber targets NATO convoy in Kabul, killing 1 civilian

Afghan official says suicide bomber targets NATO convoy in Kabul, killing 1 civilian

Hours later, another suicide bomber killed a woman outside a clinic in a province east of Kabul.

A third bomb exploded in a market on the Afghanistan capital’s northern outskirts, wounding 22 people including three children, officials said.

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KABUL: ‘ TWO TALIBAN GUNMEN ATTACK POLICE HEADQUARTERS OF MAZAR-I-SHARIF KILLING TWO PEOPLE ‘

#AceWorldNews – KABUL – October 12 – Two Taliban gunmen have attacked the police headquarters of Mazar-i-Sharif, a city in northern Afghanistan.

Two people died in the attack and a further 18 have been injured, local officials told Reuters. “It was the first such incident in Balkh province,” said Abdul Razaq Qaderi, the acting police chief of Balkh.

“Police reacted quickly and killed both of them. The Taliban have claimed responsibility.

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AFGHANISTAN: ‘ Five Afghan Men Hanged for Gang Rape of Four Women ‘

#AceNewsServices – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – Five Afghan men were hanged on Wednesday for the gang rape of four women despite the United Nations and human rights groups criticising the trial and calling for new president Ashraf Ghani to stay the executions.

The rapes, which happened near Kabul in August, caused outrage

The rapes, which happened near Kabul in August, caused outrage

“Five men in connection to the Paghman incident and one other big criminal were executed this afternoon,” Rahmatullah Nazari, the deputy attorney general, told AFP.

The rapes took place in Paghman, outside Kabul.

There was no immediate comment from the office of President Ashraf Ghani, who faced strong public pressure to not stay the executions after he came to power last week.

“The court’s verdict has been implemented and all the convicts have been executed — five from the Paghman case, plus Habib Istalifi, who was head of a notorious kidnapping gang,” the attorney general’s chief of staff Atta Mohammad Noori told AFP.

Pul-e-Charkhi Prison Where the Five Afghan Men Were Hung'

Pul-e-Charkhi Prison Where the Five Afghan Men Were Hung’

The men were executed in Pul-e-Charkhi Prison near Kabul.

The brutal attack in August provoked a national outcry with many Afghans demanding the men be hanged, and then-president Hamid Karzai signed their death sentences shortly before leaving office.

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KABUL: ‘ Cameron Makes a Surprise Visit and Pledges Support for New President ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – October 03 – Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday pledged support for Afghanistan’s newly sworn-in president and the country’s new unity government, saying during a surprise visit to Kabul that Britain is committed to helping Afghans build a more secure and prosperous future.

Cameron was the first of world leaders to meet Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai since his inauguration on Monday.

The two had a meeting in Kabul on Friday morning and later held a joint press conference.

“Britain has paid a heavy price for helping to bring stability to this country,” Cameron said, paying tribute to the 453 British servicemen and women who died while serving in Afghanistan.

“An Afghanistan free from al-Qaida is in our national interest – as well as Afghanistan’s,” he said. “And now, 13 long years later, Afghanistan can – and must – deliver its own security.”

But, “we are not leaving this country alone,” he added. “In Britain you will always have a strong partner and a friend.”

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‘ Top Taliban Leader of Islamic Movement Claims Victory in War in Afghanistan ‘

#AceNewsServices – AFGHANISTAN – October 02 – The top leader of the Taliban Islamic movement, Mullah Mohammad Omar, has claimed victory in the War in Afghanistan over the US-led NATO forces in a special address to his supporters released on the occasion of Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday, Khaama Press reported on Thursday.

“Your Jihad and ungrudging sacrifices against the occupation have defeated the Americans, their Western allies and domestic supporters altogether with the Help of Allah,” he said in the message.

“All their strategies have proved to be ineffective, with their diplomatic efforts facing fiasco, besides disgrace and ignominy.

The NATO Summit in Wales under the leadership of America, the recent slandering in Afghanistan under the name of elections and the continuous advancements of the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate are proofs, speaking well for themselves,” the Taliban leader added.

Mullah Mohammad Omar, who has a $10 million bounty on his head from the US State Department, has been hiding since the Taliban was overthrown in 2001 after the US invasion.

About 41,000 NATO troops remain in Afghanistan to fight the Taliban insurgency alongside Afghan soldiers and police. NATO’s combat mission will end in December.

Earlier this week, the United States, NATO and Afghanistan signed a deal to formally justify the presence of a limited military contingent in the Central Asian state after the formal withdrawal of international forces.

A follow-on force of about 12,000 troops is likely to stay into 2015 on training and support duties.

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‘ Karzai OUT Ghani IN US Troops STAY in Afghanistan ‘

#AceBreakingNews – KABUL – September 29 – Newly inaugurated Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is expected to sign a vital security deal Tuesday to allow American soldiers to remain in the country past the end of the year, officials say. 

A senior Defence Department official confirmed to Fox News that the new president will sign the Bilateral Security Agreement allowing for 9,800 U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014. The president also is expected to sign a NATO Status of Forces Agreement, which will allow a small NATO force to stay on as well.

John Podesta, a senior adviser to President Obama, speaking to a news conference at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, said he would sign it on behalf of the U.S. 

The announcement comes after Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan’s new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country’s first democratic transfer of power after the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban. Karzai would not sign the security agreement with the U.S. 

Moments after Ghani Ahmadzai took the oath, he swore in his election challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, as chief executive, fulfilling a political pledge he had taken to share power and defuse election tensions that had threatened to spark violence between the country’s north and south.

In his first speech, Ghani Ahmadzai called on the Taliban and other militants to join the country’s political process and lay down their weapons. However, extremist violence Monday killed at least 12 civilians and police officers as foreign forces prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of the year.

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‘ Suicide Bomber Attacks Ashraf Ghani Inauguration ‘

#AceWorldNews – KABUL – A suicide bomber attacked a security checkpoint near the airport in Afghanistan’s capital on Monday, security sources say.

' Ashraf Ghani Sworn in as President '

‘ Ashraf Ghani Sworn in as President ‘

The attack came minutes before new President Ashraf Ghani was sworn in, Reuters reported.

There were casualties, according to witnesses.

Dignitaries had gathered in Kabul for Ghani’s inauguration, who is taking over from long-time leader Hamid Karzai.

On Sunday 9:15 this morning, a sticky bomb attached to an Afghan army vehicle exploded in Zanbaq Square … only injuring the driver,” Najib Danish, Interior Ministry deputy spokesman, told Reuters.

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‘ Explosion in Kabul Day Before Ghani Inauguration ‘

#AceWorldNews – KABUL – September 28 – An explosion has struck the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, a day before the inauguration ceremony for the country’s new president, Ashraf Ghani.

The blast took place in Zanbaq Square, close to the Iranian and Turkish embassies, journalists in the city reported, adding that the explosion might be a result of a magnetic bomb on an Afghan army vehicle.”

At 9:15 this morning, a sticky bomb attached to an Afghan army vehicle exploded in Zanbaq Square … only injuring the driver,” Najib Danish, Interior Ministry deputy spokesman, told Reuters.

Ghani succeeds outgoing president Hamid Karzai, the only Afghan leader since the 2001 US-led invasion.

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‘ Afghanistan’s Presidential Candidates Sign Power Sharing Agreement ‘

#AceBreakingNews – KABUL – September 21 – Afghanistan’s two presidential contenders signed an unprecedented power-sharing agreement Sunday, ending a drawn-out political stand-off and setting the stage for a U.S. troop commitment past this year.

Signing Power-Sharing Agreement '

Signing Power-Sharing Agreement ‘

The agreement names Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who is believed to have received the most votes in a June run-off election, as president.

His challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, a former foreign minister, will become chief executive.

“I am very happy today that both of my brothers, Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, in an Afghan agreement for the benefit of this country, for the progress and development of this country, that they agreed on the structure affirming the new government of Afghanistan,” President Hamid Karzai, in power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion that ousted the Taliban, said after the signing.

The deal ends political wrangling that began after a June run-off vote between two candidates. An independent election commission was assigned to audit the results after allegations of widespread fraud. 

Later Sunday, the country’s election commission announced Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner of the presidential election, but did not release final vote figures.

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AFGHANISTAN: ‘ Taliban Detonate Bomb Next to NATO Force Convoy ‘

#AceWorldNews AFGHANISTAN(Kabul) September 16 – A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.

Security forces in full battle gear administered CPR to wounded comrades shortly after the 8:10 am. blast, which rattled nearby neighbourhoods and sent a plume of smoke high into the sky.

The attack happened only a couple hundred yards from the U.S. Embassy.

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AFGHANISTAN: ‘ Seven Men Found Guilty of Gang Rape ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – Seven Afghani men have been found guilty of kidnapping, attacking and gang raping four women who were returning to Kabul after a wedding on August 23.

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Violence against women is common in Afghanistan but barely receives as much attention as this case, which has seen President Karzai call for the men’s deaths.

The men were wearing police uniforms when they stopped a convoy of cars, pulled the women out and attacked them, according to local police.

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AFGHANISTAN: ' Suicide Bomber in a Truck Blew Himself Up Outside Intelligence Headquarters Killing at Least Two People As Fighting Intensifies '

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – August 30 – A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense fire-fight with security forces, officials said.




After the bombing outside the headquarters of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Jalalabad, militants battled with security forces for an hour before authorities were able to put down the attack, said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the Nangarhar governor.

He would not say how many attackers were involved or whether they were all killed or some escaped. He said authorities were searching the grounds.

Abdulzai put the death toll at two and said they were both from the NDS, but Najibullah Kamawal, the top provincial health official, said six bodies had been brought to the hospital.

Conflicting death tolls are common in the immediate aftermath of such bombings.

Kamawal said 45 people were wounded. The powerful explosion shook the entire neighborhood, breaking nearby windows and startling residents.

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‘ Hamid Karzai Motorcade Attacked by Militants ‘

#AceBreakingNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – July 17 – According to preliminary reports, four presidential bodyguards were wounded as several militants attacked motorcade of Afghanistan’s current President Hamid Karzai in Eastern Afghan Paktia province on Thursday, the national news agency Khaama Press reported.

“The terrorist attack has failed and the attacked area is now safe. All the terrorists, hidden in the nearby buildings under construction, have been neutralized”, head of airport’s criminal police Gul Aga Hashimi said reported (Tass)

 

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‘ Kabul’s Airport Under Rocket and Gunfire Attack by Taliban ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – July 17 – A number of explosions, possibly rocket propelled grenades, and bursts of gunfire were reported near Kabul International Airport at dawn on Thursday, according to eyewitness reports cited by Reuters.

Kabul Airport Building Under Attack

Heavily armed militants who attacked Kabul International Airport with grenades and automatic weapons have been repelled, Afghan officials say (BBC)

The Afghan capital’s airport, which is used both by civilians and the country’s military, serves as a base for NATO-led forces who have clashed with Taliban and Islamic insurgents for well over a decade.

Kabul Police Arrive on the Scene

Rockets are fired into the airport’s vicinity almost on a weekly basis, though the facility has largely escaped damage. It was unclear whether Thursday’s attack represented a more serious, frontal assault attempt.

Officials reported that a number of militants had burst into a building north of the airport, and the transport hub had been closed to all flights.

The four insurgents who took part are dead, the authorities said, with one security official wounded.

The Taliban said they carried out Thursday morning’s attack which lasted for nearly five hours.

Deputy Interior Minister for Security Mohammad Ayub Salangi said the area was “completely cleared”.

“The last insurgent has just blown himself up, because he knew Afghan forces were on the way to capture him,” he said.

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‘ Suicide bomber Targets Bus Carrying Afghan Military Personnel Near University ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – July 02 – A suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying Afghan military personnel in the capital Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing eight air force officers and wounding five, Hashmat Stanekzai, a spokesman for Kabul’s police chief told Reuters.

The explosion happened in the heavily secured down-town area near Kabul University.

Heavy fighting is still under-way in the strategically important Sangin district of southern Helmand province. Many Afghans fear overall security is deteriorating.

The bulk of NATO troops are due to withdraw this year and Afghan security forces have taken primary responsibility for securing the country.

#ANS2014

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