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  • At least 20 killed in wave of militant attacks in Afghanistan
    A series of militant attacks in Afghanistan kill more than 20 people ahead of an international meeting next week aimed at building diplomatic support for possible peace talks with the Taliban.
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 25 Feb 2018 01:52:00 +1100.
  • Suicide Attack Hits Kabul
    Afghan officials say a suicide bomber killed at least two security personnel and wounded seven in an attack in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on February 24. ...
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:27:00 +0000.
  • Kelly Lindsey: Afghanistan women's coach says it is 'life or death' for players
    Afghanistan women's coach Kelly Lindsey tells the BBC about the "unique" nature of a job which means all matches and training camps are held overseas.
    BBC News.  Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:19:45 GMT.
  • US launches new air attacks against Taliban
    US bombers have struck multiple Taliban targets in a new air offensive over the past four days in far northeastern Afghanistan near the China and Tajikistan borders, the Southern Command said Tuesday. ...
    Yahoo.  Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:58:13 -0500.
  • The coffin seller of Kabul
    Mohammad Maroof sells coffins in Kabul, where hundreds have been killed in recent bombings.
    BBC News.  Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:14:50 GMT.
  • Afghan Women Recount Torture, Horror of IS Captivity
    A group of Afghan women who were held captive by Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan finally broke their silence and spoke about IS torture and mistreatment. They said the terror group kept them in confined quarters for days at a time. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:44:47 -0500.
  • How One Ambitious Veteran Launched His Business From Afghanistan And Built His Instagram Empire
    Two years ago, Luis Garcia was serving in Afghanistan for the U.S. Army. From his mobile phone with limited signal, he discovered Instagram and forever changed the course of his life. ...
    By Matt Hunckler, Contributor.  Forbes.  Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:02:00 -0500.
Afghanistan map, showing Kabul, the Afghan capital, and other Afghan cities

Facts About Afghanistan

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is a landlocked, mountainous country which is located in south central Asia.  Its capital city is Kabul, and its national currency is the Afghani.  In 2007, Afghanistan's estimated population was 31,890,000, and the primary languages used in Afghanistan are Dari and Pashto.

For more news and information about Afghanistan, visit this official Afghanistan government website.

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