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Highway Collision In Afghanistan Kills At Least 50 People

A fuel tanker collided head-on with two buses. It happened between Kabul and Kandahar, on a road where drivers are known to speed to avoid militant checkpoints.
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Why Afghanistan Is Once Again On The Brink

With a shaky government at the helm, Afghanistan confronts a tanking economy, a widening war with the Taliban, rampant corruption and the departure of thousands seeking a better life abroad.
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Afghan Cycling Federation Coach Faces Corruption Charges

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Shannon Galpin, founder of the nonprofit Mountain2Mountain, about withdrawing her support of the scandal-plagued Afghanistan Women's Cycling Team.
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Pentagon Report Says Airstrike On Afghan Hospital Wasn't A War Crime

The Pentagon's investigation says none of the military personnel involved knew they were attacking a hospital. It says the assault, which killed dozens of people, was caused by a series of errors.
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16 People Disciplined After Kunduz Hospital Airstrike, But Questions Remain

The Pentagon disciplined 16 military personnel in connection to October's airstrikes on a civilian-run hospital. Tom Bowman talks to Steve Inskeep about whether incidents like these can be prevented.
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U.S. Service Members Disciplined In Mistaken Bombing Of Afghan Hospital

The airstrikes killed 42 people at a civilian hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, in October 2015. U.S. officials say personnel attacked the wrong target.
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Death Toll From Tuesday's Attack In Kabul Rises To At Least 64

That's more than twice the number of deaths previously announced by police. Most of the victims in the suicide bombing were reported to be civilians. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
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At Least 28 People Killed In Kabul Attack

At least 28 people were killed and more than 320 injured in a suicide car bombing and an assault by armed militants in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on a key government security agency.
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Kabul Attack Kills Dozens, Wounds Hundreds; Taliban Claim Responsibility

A suicide car bombing was followed by an attack staged by gunmen. The attack hit during morning rush hour; the wounded included women and children, Afghan officials say.
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Taliban Claims Responsibility For Explosion In Afghan Capital Kabul

A week ago, the Taliban announced they were launching their annual spring offensive in Afghanistan. Tuesday morning, a suicide bomber was followed by gunmen who staged an attack in Kabul.

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