World Afghan officials: a foreign citizen kidnapped in Kabul

22:00  18 june  2017
22:00  18 june  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Attack at mosque in Afghan capital Kabul - Interior Ministry

  Attack at mosque in Afghan capital Kabul - Interior Ministry A mosque in the Afghan capital was targeted late on Thursday in what the Interior Ministry called a "terrorist attack".Ministry spokesman Najib Danesh said police had been sent to the scene of an apparent suicide attack and that there were casualties. The attack came as mosques around the city were crowded for a night of religious observances as part of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

KABUL , Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a foreign contract worker has been kidnapped in the capital, Kabul . Agriculture Ministry spokesman Latifullah Rashedi said the man, who was kidnapped early Sunday, was working on a horticultural and livestock program

An Afghan official says a foreign contract worker has been kidnapped in the capital, Kabul .Agriculture Ministry spokesman Latifullah Rashedi said the man, who was kidnapped early Sunday, was working on a horticultural and livestock program

An Afghan policeman stands guard outside a mosque where a suicide bomber detonated a bomb, in Kabul, Afghanistan June 16, 2017. © REUTERS/Omar Sobhani An Afghan policeman stands guard outside a mosque where a suicide bomber detonated a bomb, in Kabul, Afghanistan June 16, 2017. KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says a foreign contract worker has been kidnapped in the capital, Kabul.

Agriculture Ministry spokesman Latifullah Rashedi said the man, who was kidnapped early Sunday, was working on a horticultural and livestock program, but declined to provide his nationality. Another official in the ministry, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters, says the man is a Kenyan national.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Last month a Finnish woman was kidnapped from a Kabul guesthouse in an attack that killed a German woman and an Afghan security guard.

IS says it has taken Tora Bora, bin Laden's Afghan hideout .
The Islamic State group says it has captured Tora Bora, a mountain hideout in Afghanistan once used by Osama bin Laden, but the Taliban on Thursday dismissed the claim, saying they were still in control of the cave complex.IS said its black flag was flying over the area, in a message broadcast late Wednesday on the militants' Radio Khilafat station. The group said it had seized several districts and urged villagers who fled the fighting to return to their homes and stay in place.The Tora Bora mountains hide a warren of caves in which bin Laden and other al-Qaeda militants hid from U.S.-led coalition forces in 2001 after the Taliban fled Kabul.

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