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Nearly half of Afghan children are not in school

A new report says nearly half of Afghanistan’s children are not attending school because of war, poverty, child marriage and other factors. The study, released by the Education Ministry and the U.N. children’s agency on Sunday, says 3.7 million, or 44 percent, of all school-age children are not attending school. …

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Five persons dead after gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul

Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, and setting off a 12-hour gunbattle with security forces that continued into Sunday morning, as frantic guests tried to escape from fourth and fifth-floor windows. Six other people, including three security forces, were reported wounded, …

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Bomb kills former Afghan warlord, bodyguard

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – An Afghan official says a bomb has killed a former warlord and his bodyguard, and wounded eight other people. Khalil Aseir, spokesman for the chief of police in the northern Takhar province, says the blast early Sunday targeted Nazuk Mir, a militant commander during the struggle …

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Six rockets land near Kabul airport after Mattis arrives

Six rockets landed near Kabul’s international airport on Wednesday after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis flew to the Afghan capital for talks, an official said. The volley of missiles struck near the military section of the airport but there were no casualties or immediate claim of responsibility, interior ministry spokesperson …

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