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Kabul hotel guests hid in terror as Taliban attackers searched floor-to-floor

Afghan officials raised the death toll at Kabul’s Intercontinental hotel to 19 on Sunday as the Taliban claimed responsibility for the latest major attack on civilians in the Afghan capital. U.S. military advisors responded to the attack along with Afghan special operations forces during a 14-hour...

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  • Attacks in three Pakistani cities leave at least 85 people dead, many injured

    Attacks in three Pakistani cities leave at least 85 people dead, many injured

    A series of attacks in three Pakistani cities Friday left at least 61 people dead and many injured, authorities said. A suicide bomber in the city of Quetta killed at least 12 people and injured about 20, officials said. Some of the injured were hospitalized in critical condition. The injured groaned...

  • Afghan soldier fatally shoots three U.S. soldiers; 1 injured

    Afghan soldier fatally shoots three U.S. soldiers; 1 injured

    Three American service members were killed and another wounded Saturday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in the country's eastern Nangarhar province, U.S. officials said. A local Afghan official had said earlier Saturday that two U.S. soldiers were killed and two others wounded during...

  • 90 reportedly killed and 400 wounded after car bomb goes off in Kabul

    90 reportedly killed and 400 wounded after car bomb goes off in Kabul

    Tayyeb, a 22-year-old bank employee, had just arrived at work Wednesday, a typically busy morning in central Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, where rush-hour commuters’ cars inched along streets that house foreign embassies, commercial buildings and the presidential palace. Suddenly a heavy explosion...

  • Journalists mourn NPR photographers killed in Afghanistan

    Journalists mourn NPR photographers killed in Afghanistan

    The last time Zabihullah Tamanna spoke to his friend Sultan Faizy, he told Faizy he was about to head to Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province. The 38-year-old photographer and married father of three would be there on assignment with NPR, along with three other journalists.  “Stay safe,” Faizy...

  • Easter attack in Pakistan shows how poor civilians remain the easiest targets

    Easter attack in Pakistan shows how poor civilians remain the easiest targets

    Imran Masih spends his days behind concrete walls, tending the gardens of well-to-do families. In the past, he would often return to his small, stifling apartment to find the power out and his eldest son Junaid studying by the light of a cellphone. "He had a dream to do something for his family,"...

  • A pair of suicide bombings kills 25 people in Afghanistan

    A pair of suicide bombings kills 25 people in Afghanistan

    Two suicide bombings Saturday left at least 25 people dead and dozens more injured in eastern Afghanistan. The first blast took place in Asadabad, the capital of Kunar province, bordering Pakistan. According to the provincial governor, Wahidullah Kalimzai, an assailant on a motorcycle detonated...

  • As Europe's migrant crisis drags on, thousands languish in Greece's parks

    As Europe's migrant crisis drags on, thousands languish in Greece's parks

    A devastating refugee bottleneck has left thousands of men, women and children languishing on blankets and cardboard in public parks in Greece and has brought diplomatic tensions in Europe to new highs. The new phase of Europe’s migrant crisis emerged in recent days after some Balkan nations began...

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