American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The capital and largest city of Afghanistan, in the eastern part of the country near the border with Pakistan on the Kabul River, about 483 km (300 mi) long. Strategically located and more than 3,000 years old, the city became the capital of Afghanistan in the 1700s. Population: 2,540,000.
- n. The capital of Afghanistan.
- n. the capital and largest city of Afghanistan; located in eastern Afghanistan
“KABUL, Afghanistan — America's top diplomat in Kabul jokingly handed NATO's new commander Gen. David Petraeus an access badge to the U.S.”
“KABUL -- On the 18th of May, as Hamid Karzai prepared to report on his notably successful visit to the United States, a suicide bomber in Kabul detonated his explosive-laden van, killing 6 coalition soldiers and 12 Afghan civilians, wounding nearly 50 others.”
“KABUL — The bombing in February of a guest house favored by Indians in Kabul has forced India to temporarily suspend its medical aid and teaching missions in the Afghan capital because most the staff were either killed or wounded, officials said.”
“KABUL -- The arrival of Sen. John F. Kerry has come to signify a crisis in Kabul.”
“KABUL -- A suicide bomber blew himself up in downtown Kabul on Sunday killing, three Afghans and raising fears about the prospect of further attacks in the capital as senior diplomats from dozens of nations are scheduled to arrive for an international conference on Tuesday.”
“KABUL -- A suicide bomber struck in downtown Kabul on Sunday, killing three Afghans and raising fears of further attacks in the capital as senior diplomats from dozens of nations are scheduled to arrive for an international conference on Tuesday.”
“KABUL -- A new report that shows civilian casualties have soared in Afghanistan largely because of increased insurgent violence was thrown into relief Tuesday when a pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up and killed two other Afghans outside a foreign guesthouse in central Kabul.”
“KABUL — Taliban militants wearing explosive vests launched a brazen daylight assault Monday on the center of Kabul, with suicide bombings and gunbattles near the ...”
“KABUL -- At the Pakistani Embassy in Kabul these days, a visitor is likely to be handed a booklet about the two countries by Ambassador Mohammad Sadiq titled "The Conjoined Twins.”
“KABUL -- Two American soldiers went missing after driving off their base in Kabul on Friday afternoon, and the Taliban later claimed to have captured them in eastern Afghanistan, NATO officials said Saturday, the same day five U.S. troops were killed in the south.”
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