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‘There Is No Safe Area’: In Kabul, Fear Has Taken Over

‘There Is No Safe Area’: In Kabul, Fear Has Taken Over

‘There Is No Safe Area’: In Kabul, Fear Has Taken Over ‘There Is No Safe Area’: In Kabul, Fear Has Taken Over KABUL, Afghanistan — In Kabul’s uncertain present, fear and dread intertwine in a vise. Fear has become a way of life. “When you’re in the car you feel fear, when you are walking you feel fear, and when …

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‘I Could Just Vanish’: In Kabul, Pocket Notes to Prevent Anonymous Death

‘I Could Just Vanish’: In Kabul, Pocket Notes to Prevent Anonymous Death

‘I Could Just Vanish’: In Kabul, Pocket Notes to Prevent Anonymous Death ‘I Could Just Vanish’: In Kabul, Pocket Notes to Prevent Anonymous Death KABUL, Afghanistan — Tareq Qassemi, a bookseller, lost a close friend to a suicide bombing that killed 80 civilians in Kabul one scorching summer day. Four years later, he still mourns his friend, but also the …

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Sticky and Lethal: Magnetic Bombs Terrorize Kabul

Sticky and Lethal: Magnetic Bombs Terrorize Kabul

Sticky and Lethal: Magnetic Bombs Terrorize Kabul Sticky and Lethal: Magnetic Bombs Terrorize Kabul KABUL, Afghanistan — As he has done most workdays, Mahbubullah Mohibi left his home on Tuesday morning in a white armored S.U.V. with government plates, bound for his office job as deputy governor for Kabul Province. His driver was wheeling through the narrow streets of Kabul’s …

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Rockets Strike Kabul as Mike Pompeo Plans to Meet with Taliban

Rockets Strike Kabul as Mike Pompeo Plans to Meet with Taliban

Rockets Strike Kabul as Mike Pompeo Plans to Meet with Taliban Rockets Strike Kabul as Mike Pompeo Plans to Meet with Taliban KABUL, Afghanistan — A rocket barrage slammed into the heart of Kabul on Saturday morning, killing at least five people and wounding more than a dozen others, as warning sirens blared across the diplomatic quarters of Afghanistan’s capital …

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String of Attacks Have People in Kabul Pointing a Finger, at the Government

String of Attacks Have People in Kabul Pointing a Finger, at the Government

String of Attacks Have People in Kabul Pointing a Finger, at the Government String of Attacks Have People in Kabul Pointing a Finger, at the Government Two days earlier, Abdul Wasi Ghafari, an Afghan Army colonel and the father of Zarifa Ghafari, one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors, herself often threatened, was shot at close-range in front of his house …

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Deadly School Assault Catapults Kabul into Even More Despair

Deadly School Assault Catapults Kabul into Even More Despair

Deadly School Assault Catapults Kabul into Even More Despair Deadly School Assault Catapults Kabul into Even More Despair KABUL, Afghanistan — It was an unusually pleasant fall day, and the two Kabul University students joked that they could afford to be a bit late to class to catch some sun. The students, Ahmad Ali Mohammedi and Sajat Naijati, then headed …

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Gunmen Attack Afghanistan’s Kabul University, Killing at Least 19

Gunmen Attack Afghanistan's Kabul University, Killing at Least 19

Gunmen Attack Afghanistan’s Kabul University, Killing at Least 19 Gunmen Attack Afghanistan’s Kabul University, Killing at Least 19 KABUL, Afghanistan — Three gunmen laid siege to Afghanistan’s largest university on Monday, taking hostages, killing at least 19 people and wounding more than a dozen, officials said. It was the second deadly assault with mass casualties on an education center in …

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With Delay in Afghan Peace Talks, a Creeping Sense of ‘Siege’ Around Kabul

With Delay in Afghan Peace Talks, a Creeping Sense of ‘Siege’ Around Kabul

With Delay in Afghan Peace Talks, a Creeping Sense of ‘Siege’ Around Kabul With Delay in Afghan Peace Talks, a Creeping Sense of ‘Siege’ Around Kabul KABUL, Afghanistan — Mornings in the city begin with “sticky bombs,” explosives slapped onto vehicles that go up in flames. With night comes the dread of hit-and-run assassinations in the nearby districts — government …

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