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Nov 18, 2014

Truck bomb kills two in attack on foreign base in Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) – A truck bomb ripped through the outer perimeter of a foreign security compound in Afghanistan’s capital early on Tuesday, killing two Afghan security guards and wounding a foreigner, police and security sources said.

The jihadist Afghan Taliban, ousted from power by a U.S.-led coalition in 2001, claimed responsibility for the attack on the compound on the eastern outskirts of Kabul.

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Nov 16, 2014

Female Afghan MP says ‘prayers’ saved her from bomb attack

KABUL (Reuters) – An outspoken female Afghan lawmaker survived a suicide bombing attack on her vehicle on Sunday, suffering slight wounds, but three civilian bystanders were killed, a police spokesman said.

Member of parliament Shukria Barakzai is a women’s rights advocate and a close ally of new President Ashraf Ghani, who condemned the attack in a statement.

Nov 16, 2014
Nov 13, 2014

Afghan power struggle seen delaying formation of new government

KABUL (Reuters) – Weeks after a new Afghan president was sworn in, a tussle for power means it could be weeks – if not months – before a cabinet is in place, the last thing his government needs as it gears for foreign troops to leave after 13 years of war.

President Ashraf Ghani took office in September after a bitter row with rival Abdullah Abdullah, who initially claimed victory in the presidential election but later agreed to form a unity government.

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      "Began my media career with Japanese TV (NHK) ten years ago in Islamabad where I had moved following the civil war in Afghanistan. I returned to Kabul in early 2002 and later joined Reuters as a correspondent. I cover the insurgency, the politics, and Afghan society from across the country."
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      2007
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