Suicide bombing kills 6 at Afghanistan hospital, officials say
Members of the Afghan military on Saturday stand guard on the road that leads to the military hospital that was attacked.
May 21st, 2011
06:32 AM ET

Suicide bombing kills 6 at Afghanistan hospital, officials say

Six people were killed and 26 injured in a suicide bombing at a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, authorities said.

A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility, and said 51 people had died.

At least 26 people were injured, said Zahir Azimi, a spokesman for the ministry of defense.

Two Taliban members carried out suicide attacks on the Charsd Bester military hospital, Zabiullah Mojahed, a spokesman for the militant group, told CNN

"One of them detonated inside the eating place and the second one was shot to death and now the operation is over," he said. "As a result, 51 people (have) been killed, including foreigners."

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June 22nd, 2010
11:39 AM ET

Security Brief: Afghan prisoners freed in gesture of goodwill, official says

Afghanistan has announced the freeing of prisoners and the United Nations' intentions to remove some Taliban members from a terror blacklist, efforts that come on the heels of a recent nationwide peace conference, government officials said on Tuesday.

More than 25 prisoners have been freed in a move to get militants to lay down their arms, a government official told CNN Tuesday.


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March 28th, 2010
07:01 AM ET

Attacks kill or wound 13 in Afghanistan

Separate attacks killed or wounded 13 civilians in Afghanistan on Saturday, the interior ministry said.


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