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 (kä′bo͝ol, kə-bo͞ol′)
The capital and largest city of Afghanistan, in the eastern part of the country near the border with Pakistan on the Kabul River, about 700 km (435 mi) long. Strategically located and more than 3,000 years old, the city became the capital of Afghanistan in the 1700s.


(kəˈbʊl; ˈkɑːbəl) or


1. (Placename) the capital of Afghanistan, in the northeast of the country at an altitude of 1800 m (5900 ft) on the Kabul River: over 3000 years old, with a strategic position commanding passes through the Hindu Kush and main routes to the Khyber Pass; destroyed and rebuilt many times; capital of the Mogul Empire from 1504 until 1738 and of Afghanistan from 1773; university (1932). Pop: 3 288 000 (2005 est)
2. (Placename) a river in Afghanistan and Pakistan, rising in the Hindu Kush and flowing east into the Indus at Attock, Pakistan. Length: 700 km (435 miles)


(ˈkɑ bʊl, -bəl, kəˈbul)

1. the capital of Afghanistan, in the NE part. 913,164.
2. a river flowing E from NE Afghanistan to the Indus River in Pakistan. 360 mi. (580 km) long.
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Noun1.Kabul - the capital and largest city of AfghanistanKabul - the capital and largest city of Afghanistan; located in eastern Afghanistan
Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan - a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south; "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A car bomb explosion occurred in Kabul City at around 9am on Friday, the Afghan Interior Ministry said.
Summary: Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb 1 (ANI): A campaign was launched in Kabul city in the aftermath of the deadly attacks that hit the war-torn nation recently, leaving plethora of people dead and wounded.
This comes as a suicide bomber detonated his explosives among the prayer participants in West of Kabul city late on Friday evening, leaving at least 85 dead and 60 others wounded, according to the ministry of interior.
Afghan Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish confirmed that at least 39 people were killed and 45 wounded in the Imam Zaman Mosque attack in Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul city.
By: MENA KABUL - 27 August 2017: The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan reaffirmed the alliance's continued support to Afghanistan and the Afghan security forces as the alliance condemned the deadly attack on a mosque in Kabul city by Daesh terrorists, Khaama Press reported.
Moreover, 19 percent of civilian casualties took place in Kabul city from suicide and (https://afghanhindsight.
A report of Kabul Municipality and other relevant entities entrusted with removing the illegal traffic obstructions in Kabul city was reviewed and it showed that the campaign was successfully going on.
Kabul City will be the first location in Afghanistan to receive AWCC's 4G/LTE Service.
KABUL -- The Taliban militants group has rejected hand in a deadly attack targeting the demonstration in Kabul city which left nearly 200 people dead or wounded.
Kabul city is going to see a number of major housing projects such as the construction of 10,000 apartments by the Chinese government and the new township called EeAaeSmart City TownshipEe".
local time Tuesday in Rishkhor area of Kabul city leaving one person dead and six others injured, local media reported.
The incident took place in Dar-ul-Aman area of Kabul city while the vehicle of MP Barakzai was crossing the area.