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Taliban gunmen kill eight Afghan guards

Taliban gunmen have killed eight Afghan guards working at the largest American base in Afghanistan, officials said yesterday, as the U.S. appears set to boost its troop presence in the country.

The guards were ambushed near Bagram base north of Kabul as they were driving home in a convoy late June 19, said district governor Abdul Shakoor Quddusi.

Afghan civilians killed as U.S. troops open fire after bomb attack

As many as three Afghan civilians were killed early on June 12 when American troops opened fire after their vehicle struck a roadside bomb, an official in eastern Nangarhar province said.

A man and his two sons were killed at their home in Ghani Khel, a district in the south of Nangarhar, on the border with Pakistan, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

Turkish Embassy to Kabul damaged by massive blast

The Turkish Embassy to Kabul has been damaged due to a powerful explosion in the Afghan capital that killed at least 80 people earlier on May 31, Turkey's Foreign Ministry has said, noting that no Turkish personnel were harmed. 

"We learned with deep sorrow that many were killed and wounded in a terrorist attack in Kabul today," read a written statement issued by the ministry.

Explosion Damages Bulgarian Embassy in Afghanistan

A powerful explosion burst in Kabul's diplomatic area near the Bulgarian embassy around 8.30 am local time, reported BNR.

No  personal of the embassy have been injured but the building and the ones around suffered damages, the foreign ministry reports.

Local authorities have secured the area, while an investigation is going on.

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