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Metropolis and municipality in Afghanistan

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Kabul: Metropolis and municipality in Afghanistan
Kabul is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan, located in the eastern section of the country. It is also a municipality, forming part of the greater Kabul Province, and divided into 22 districts. According to estimates in 2020, the population of Kabul is 4.222 million, which includes all the major ethnic groups of Afghanistan. Afghanistan's only city with a population of over 1 million, Kabul serves as its political, cultural and economical center. Rapid urbanization has made Kabul the world's 75th largest city.

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Afghan VP survives assassination attempt [Video]

Afghan VP survives assassination attempt

A roadside bomb in Kabul targeted Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday morning but he escaped unharmed, his spokesman said. The attack killed at least 10 people. Olivia Chan reports.

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Afghan VP Saleh unharmed in bomb attack in Kabul: Spokesman [Video]

Afghan VP Saleh unharmed in bomb attack in Kabul: Spokesman

At least two killed in roadside explosion targeting the convoy of First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, officials say.

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Sikh families from Afghanistan relocated in Delhi gurudwaras [Video]

Sikh families from Afghanistan relocated in Delhi gurudwaras

Around 138 Sikh families from Afghanistan have been relocated in Delhi. They are currently staying in Gurudwaras that are run by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee."It's been 16 days here. I lost..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:51Published
Over 180 Sikh families from Afghanistan arrive in India on ‘long-term’ visas [Video]

Over 180 Sikh families from Afghanistan arrive in India on ‘long-term’ visas

More than 180 Sikh families arrived in India from Afghanistan on Thursday. The families were welcomed at the IGI Airport by World Punjab Organisation. The families arrived in India on 'long-term'..

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182 Afghan Hindu, Sikh migrants brought to India [Video]

182 Afghan Hindu, Sikh migrants brought to India

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), in association with World Punjabi Organization brought 182 Afghan Hindu-Sikh migrants to India from Afghanistan. They were brought to New Delhi in a..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:24Published

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