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Suicide bomber strikes Shiite mosque in Afghanistan's Pakyia province; 20 worshippers dead, 50 injured
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Suicide bomber strikes Shiite mosque in Afghanistan's Pakyia province; 20 worshippers dead, 50 injured

Wilayat Khan Ahmadzai, head of the Gardez public health department, confirmed the attack and fears over mounting casualties. "We have received 60 wounded worshippers and four dead at the civilian hospital in Gardez," said Ahmadzai.

Gunmen storm Afghan government building after Jalalabad blast; 26 wounded, many taken hostage
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Gunmen storm Afghan government building after Jalalabad blast; 26 wounded, many taken hostage

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which comes three days after militants raided a midwife training centre in Jalalabad.

Two News18 journalists attacked in Punjab's Jalalabad for reporting on illegal mining mafia, says report
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Two News18 journalists attacked in Punjab's Jalalabad for reporting on illegal mining mafia, says report

Two News18 journalists were attacked in Punjab's Jalalabad while attempting to report on the illegal mining mafia, News18 reported.

Two killed, five injured in attack on midwife training centre in Afghanistan's Jalalabad; gunshots, several explosions heard from site
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Two killed, five injured in attack on midwife training centre in Afghanistan's Jalalabad; gunshots, several explosions heard from site

At the time of the attack on the midwife centre in Jalalabad in Afghanistan, at least 67 people, including students and teachers, were inside the building.

At least five killed in suspected suicide blast close to Afghanistan's rural rehabilitation and development ministry in Kabul
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At least five killed in suspected suicide blast close to Afghanistan's rural rehabilitation and development ministry in Kabul

An apparent suicide attack close to a government ministry in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday killed at least five people as staff were leaving the office in the evening rush hour, officials said.

Militants launch attack on Afghan government building in Jalalabad, say officials; at least 10 killed, 10 wounded
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Militants launch attack on Afghan government building in Jalalabad, say officials; at least 10 killed, 10 wounded

A militant attack on a government building in eastern Afghanistan today left at least 10 people dead and another 10 wounded, an official said, after security forces overcame the attackers.

Suicide attack near Afghan security forces vehicle in Jalalabad kills 10, sets nearby petrol station aflame
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Suicide attack near Afghan security forces vehicle in Jalalabad kills 10, sets nearby petrol station aflame

The explosion in the eastern city of Jalalabad also left at least four people wounded and set a nearby petrol station alight, provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP.

Afghan envoy condemns Jalalabad attack, says the country and India are victims of terror from a 'common source'
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Afghan envoy condemns Jalalabad attack, says the country and India are victims of terror from a 'common source'

India and Afghanistan must stand together to free the two countries from terrorism, Afghan envoy to New Delhi Shaida Abdali said on Monday, condemning the terror attack in Jalalabad in which 19 people, including a number of Sikhs, were killed.

Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj condemn Jalalabad terror blast; PM calls it attack on Afghanistan's multicultural fabric
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Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj condemn Jalalabad terror blast; PM calls it attack on Afghanistan's multicultural fabric

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday termed the terror strike in Afghanistan as an attack on the nation's multicultural fabric.

19 killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing: 17 Sikhs, Hindus, among dead; Islamic State claims responsibility
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19 killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing: 17 Sikhs, Hindus, among dead; Islamic State claims responsibility

Of the 19 killed, 17 were Sikhs and Hindus, provincial health director Najibullah Kamawal told AFP. Another 20 people were wounded in the attack.

Afghanistan suffers second suicide attack in as many days, 18 people killed in Jalalabad
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Afghanistan suffers second suicide attack in as many days, 18 people killed in Jalalabad

A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 18 people in a crowd celebrating the Eid holiday.

Ahead of Eid ceasefire, Taliban conducts string of attacks in Afghanistan; 15 security personnel, six civilians killed
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Ahead of Eid ceasefire, Taliban conducts string of attacks in Afghanistan; 15 security personnel, six civilians killed

Despite having agreed to a limited three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan from Tuesday in view of Eid-al-Fitr, the Taliban carried out at least two attacks on Monday.

Afghanistan blasts: Eight killed, dozens injured in multiple explosions at Jalalabad sports stadium
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Afghanistan blasts: Eight killed, dozens injured in multiple explosions at Jalalabad sports stadium

As many as eight people were killed and dozens more wounded by multiple explosions at a sports stadium in the eastern city of Jalalabad late on Friday

At least six killed, 33 injured in ongoing terrorist attack in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city
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At least six killed, 33 injured in ongoing terrorist attack in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city

At least six civilians were killed when militants detonated bombs and stormed a government building in an ongoing assault in eastern Afghanistan's Jalalabad city

Afghanitan president Ashraf Ghani vows revenge after 11 detained over deadly attacks in Kabul
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Afghanitan president Ashraf Ghani vows revenge after 11 detained over deadly attacks in Kabul

Eleven people have been detained over a spate of deadly attacks in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said on Friday, as he vowed to take revenge for the bloodshed.

Fear, despair in Kabul after blast kills 95; Ashraf Ghani faces growing pressure to improve security
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Fear, despair in Kabul after blast kills 95; Ashraf Ghani faces growing pressure to improve security

Kabul reacted in despair and fear on Sunday, a day after a suicide bomb in the centre of the city killed and wounded more than 250 people in the worst attack seen in the Afghan capital in months.

Day after Islamic State attack on office of children's NGO in Afghanistan, death toll rises to eight; 26 others injured
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Day after Islamic State attack on office of children's NGO in Afghanistan, death toll rises to eight; 26 others injured

Militants stormed the offices of Save the Children in Afghanistan, killing four people and triggering a shootout with police that lasted almost 10 hours

Afghanistan: Suicide attacker detonates car bomb at entrance of 'Save the Children' office in Jalalabad, 11 injured
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Afghanistan: Suicide attacker detonates car bomb at entrance of 'Save the Children' office in Jalalabad, 11 injured

Gunmen stormed an office of Save the Children in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, witnesses said, in an ongoing attack that has wounded at least 11 people.

12 killed, 14 injured after suicide bomber blows himself up at funeral in Afghanistan
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12 killed, 14 injured after suicide bomber blows himself up at funeral in Afghanistan

At least 12 people were killed and 14 others wounded when a suicide attacker blew himself up at a funeral in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday.

Afghanistan: Five killed, eight injured in motorcycle bomb blast outside Jalalabad soccer stadium
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Afghanistan: Five killed, eight injured in motorcycle bomb blast outside Jalalabad soccer stadium

An Afghan official says a motorcycle bomb in eastern Nangarhar province's Jalalabad killed at least five people.