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The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission says the pair died when a homemade "sticky bomb" attached to their vehicle exploded
The latest attack in the Afghan capital comes after 7 civilians were killed in the north of the country in a roadside bomb blast authorities blamed on the Taliban
The militants attack a checkpoint in Parwan, north Kabul, says a spokeswoman to the provincial governor. The Taliban have not commented.
Afghanistan authorities say they released about 900 Taliban prisoners across the country, approximately 600 of them from the notorious Bagram jail near Kabul
President Ashraf Ghani says his administration is also ready to hold peace talks with the Taliban, seen as key to ending the war in the impoverished country
The attack comes as Afghanistan is facing myriad crises including a raging insurgency, political deadlock, a massive cut in US aid, a flailing peace process and rising coronavirus cases
The visit comes just a day after the Afghan government and Taliban held their first discussion on prisoner exchanges – a key step in a broader push for peace
A Taliban leader accuses Kabul of acting in bad faith, alleging that 'the government (planned) to release only those prisoners who are elderly, very ill, or those whose sentences have expired'
At least 5 other people are wounded in the grenade attack
(UPDATED) The car bomb blast shakes Shash Darak, a heavily fortified area adjacent to the Green Zone and home to several important complexes
(UPDATED) The bombing is the third major Taliban attack in as many days – and the violence is likely to continue, Taliban expert Rahimullah Yusufzai says
(UPDATED) Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi says at least 63 people have been killed and 182 injured
The car bomb exploded near the entrance of a police station in western Kabul around 4:30 am GMT, interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi says
Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi says the explosion happened close to a well-known wedding hall just hours before the official start of the campaign season for the presidential elections
(UPDATED) The bombings come amid an increase in violence in Kabul and around Afghanistan, where the war is taking a continued toll even amid a US-led effort to make a peace deal with the Taliban
It takes about two years to train an explosives dog, and the process is intense for both the handler and the canine
The blast comes amid an unending wave of violence across Afghanistan, where civilians are being killed every day in the country's gruelling conflict, now in its 18th year
The survey results come as the US and the Taliban engage in talks on bringing to a close the conflict which Washington launched in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States
(UPDATED) 'Among the wounded, many children who were going to school,' according to a hospital statement
Authorities say two bombs planted by the side of the road went off just as people rushed to help victims in the aftermath of the first bombing
The blast, claimed by the Taliban, occurs around 8:40 am (0410 GMT) when an explosives-laden vehicle drives into the convoy travelling in eastern Kabul, according to interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi
'In general, this round was positive and constructive. Both sides listened to each other with care and patience,' says Suhail Shaheen, the Taliban's political spokesman in Doha
The attack comes as the US and Taliban representatives continue negotiations in Qatar aimed at bringing an end to the nearly 18-year-old conflict, while fighting continues to rage across Afghanistan
The loya jirga is being held as the US and Taliban are discussing a possible foreign troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in exchange for a permanent ceasefire and various Taliban pledges
The presidential palace says in a statement, 'The enemies of Afghanistan have conducted a terrorist attack'
The Taliban have repeatedly refused to meet with the Afghan government, whom they dismiss as 'puppets'
The attack claimed by the Islamic State group represents a major security breach and marks a resumption of violence in the capital after weeks of calm
In a grim message, the militants vow to carry out more attacks in the city in direct response to the recent appointment of former spymaster and anti-Taliban veteran Amrullah Saleh as interior minister
No militant group has claimed responsibility for the raid, which caps a bloody year for Afghanistan
Some 40 people are killed and 60 wounded in the blast in Kabul which targeted a gathering of religious leaders to mark the Prophet Mohammad's birthday
(3rd UPDATE) Taliban says it has carried out more than 300 attacks on the 'fake election' across the war-torn country
A dry spell mainly across northern and western Afghanistan has devastated crops, livestock and water supplies, forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes
The double bombing kills at least 26 people and is widely condemned by Afghan and foreign officials
'The Philippines joins the international community in the call for all parties in Afghanistan to 'adhere to and respect humanitarian principles,' says the Department of Foreign Affairs
Police Spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai: 'In the explosion 37 people were killed, more than 40 injured.' Most, he added, were students.
(UPDATED) The rockets landed in residential areas 'near the mountains in PD5 (police district)' in the west of Kabul, police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai says. It is not clear if a nearby police academy was the intended target.
At least 107 others are wounded in Sunday's powerful explosion
(UPDATED) The return of Afghanistan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, a powerful ethnic Uzbek leader and former warlord, comes amid violent protests in several provinces
(UPDATED) It is the second time in just over a month that the ministry has been targeted by militants
The visit follows an unprecedented ceasefire during Eid last month, when the Islamic holiday was marked by spontaneous street celebrations involving Afghan security forces and Taliban militants
The sport has a long tradition in Afghanistan, and was even tolerated by the Taliban when they ruled the country from 1996-2001 – so long as the men wore long trousers as they lifted
The ceasefire will last 'from the 27th of Ramadan until the fifth day of Eid-al-Fitr,' Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani tweeted from an official account, indicating it could run from June 12-19
'Our initial information shows that the suicide attack took place when guests were exiting the hall" where the meeting was taking place at around 11.30 am (0700 GMT),' police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai tells local broadcaster Tolo News
A double suicide blast in Kabul left 25 people dead including AFP photographer Shah Marai and 8 other journalists, while a BBC reporter was killed in a separate attack
Agence France-Presse's chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, was among the journalists killed in twin suicide blasts in the Afghan capital. One tribute to his commitment comes in his own words: an essay from 2016 that he wrote for the AFP Correspondent blog that also reveals his loss of hope for Afghanistan.
(3rd UPDATE) No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred shortly before 8:00am (0330 GMT) near the headquarters of the Afghan intelligence services, the interior ministry says
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(3rd UPDATE) Concerns about security grow in the lead-up to legislative elections scheduled for October 20
There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the deadly attack – the fifth suicide bombing in the Afghan capital in recent weeks – but the Taliban denies involvement on Twitter
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