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Afghan cricketer Najeeb Tarakai dies aged 29 after road accident

Tarakai made his international debut in the 2014 T20 World Cup and played his only one-day international against Ireland in 2017 [File: Altaf Qadri/AP]

Afghanistan’s top-order batsman Najeeb Tarakai has died from injuries sustained in a road accident last week, the country’s cricket board said. He was 29. “ACB … mourns the heartbreaking and grievous loss of its aggressive opening batsman and a very fine human being…” the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) tweeted on Tuesday. The cricket board had earlier said Tarakai had surgery...

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Afghanistan flash floods kill over 100

© Sahel Arman A resident clears mud in Charikar after flash floods killed nearly 50 people

August 27 (AFP) - Rescue workers in Afghanistan searched Wednesday for survivors of flash floods that killed more than 100 people and destroyed hundreds of houses near Kabul, officials said. Troops pulled dozens of victims from the rubble of collapsed buildings in Charikar, capital of Parwan province, after torrential overnight rains fuelled fierce floods that swept through the city. Officials...

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Four killed in Kabul mosque blast

Men inspect the site of a blast inside a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan June 12, 2020.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

June 13 (AFP) - Four people were killed after a blast ripped through a crowd during Friday prayers at a mosque in Kabul, Afghan officials said, in the latest attack on the city ahead of potential talks with insurgents. "Based on our initial information, at around noon explosives placed inside the mosque detonated during Friday prayers," interior ministry spokesman Tariq...

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