2nd suicide bombing in Afghanistan raises two-day death toll to 55 and mars temporary cease-fire

Inside the provincial governor’s compound, officials hosted dozens of Taliban fighters and hundreds of guests in a celebration Sunday of a temporary cease-fire that many hoped would be a precursor to peace talks in Afghanistan. But the deadly violence Afghans have known for decades continued when… – Los Angeles Times

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A Fresh Wave of Terrorist Attacks Has Rocked Afghanistan. Here’s What to Know

About 90-minutes before dawn broke on Jan. 28, Kabul residents woke to the sound of explosions and gunfire. A group of insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic rifles had stormed an army post near a military academy in Afghanistan’s capital. Monday’s pre-dawn raid lasted an hour and ended in the death of 11 soldiers,(…)

Kabul blast: Attack kills 80 near diplomatic area in Afghanistan – CNN

CNN Kabul blast: Attack kills 80 near diplomatic area in AfghanistanCNNKabul, Afghanistan (CNN) A huge suicide bomb ripped through a secure area of Kabul at the height of the Wednesday morning rush hour, killing at least 80 people and wounding 360, Afghan officials said. The blast, which came a few days into the Muslim …Kabul Bombing(…)

Afghan Officials Say 100 Casualties in Attack on Afghanistan Military Compound

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Authorities on Saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern Afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms. Gen. Daulat Waziri, spokesman for the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense, said the attack Friday on a compound of the 209th Corps of(…)

Taliban Push Into Provincial Capital in Southern Afghanistan

(KANDAHAR, Afghanistan) — The Taliban pushed into the capital of Afghanistan’s southern Uruzgan province on Thursday, triggering fierce clashes and sending all government officials fleeing from the city, an Afghan official said. The insurgents’ surprise attack left authorities in control only of Tirin Kot’s police headquarters, which the Taliban were besieging since the morning hours,(…)