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Two Dozen Dead, More Than 90 Wounded In Twin Bombings In Kabul

The blast struck near the Defense Ministry in the Afghan capital. Reporter Jennifer Glasse says that, according to witnesses, the second explosion targeted those aiding victims of the first.
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U.S.-Funded Afghan Hospital Is Expensive, Late And Poorly Built, Report Finds

The $14.6 million Gardez Hospital in eastern Afghanistan is over budget and might be too expensive for local health authorities to run on their own.
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Police Respond To Attack At American University Of Aghanistan In Kabul

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to reporter Jennifer Glasse who is based in Kabul about the attack on the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday.
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American University Of Afghanistan Says It Is Under Attack In Kabul

Gunmen attacked the heavily fortified campus in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday evening, and hospital officials say at least one student was killed and 14 injured during the attack.
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U.S. Service Member Killed In Afghanistan's Helmand Province

The service member was on a training mission when a roadside bomb went off Tuesday near the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. It is the second U.S. combat death in Afghanistan since January.
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U.S. Officials Confirm Death Of Senior ISIS Leader In Afghanistan And Pakistan

The Defense Department says a U.S. drone attack has killed a man who was central to ISIS operations. A DOD spokesman says Hafiz Saeed Khan participated in attacks against U.S. and coalition forces.
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What Attracts Tourists To Afghanistan?

Despite the obvious dangers, there is a small tourist industry in Afghanistan. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to London travel operator Marc Leaderman, who had led trips to the war-torn country.
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Hidden Panties And Explosives: Army Releases Bizarre Details About Dallas Shooter

Three weeks after authorities identified Micah Johnson as the shooter who killed five police in Dallas, the military has released new details about his strange behavior while serving in Afghanistan.
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Ameera, A 6-Year-Old Afghan, Prepares To Walk Out Of U.S. Military Hospital

Lt. Col. Chance Henderson, an orthopedic surgeon serving in Afghanistan, was able to save the leg of a 6-year-old Afghan girl caught in a firefight. She is about to be discharged.
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Kidnapping Is A Rising Concern For Aid Workers Around The World

A court award of half a million dollars to a kidnapped aid worker — and an increase in kidnappings — has spurred humanitarian groups to create better security plans.

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