Russia 'perhaps' supplying Taliban: Nato commander

2017-03-23 20:05

Russia is "perhaps" supplying the Taliban as they fight US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, says a top US general.

Blast targets bus in downtown Kabul

2017-03-13 18:13

A powerful explosion has struck a bus in downtown Kabul, sending smoke rising in the sky and officials say at least one woman has been killed.

Senior Taliban commander dies in suspected US strike

2017-03-04 06:57

A Taliban official says a suspected US drone strike has killed a senior commander - the man who assisted in Bergdahl's handover to US officials.

Fourth suicide bomber strikes Pakistan in 1 day

2017-02-15 16:23

At least six people have been killed in a series of suicide attacks in Pakistan, unnerving citizens whose growing sense of security has been shaken by multiple blasts.

Large bomb explodes at protest rally in Lahore

2017-02-13 16:03

Pakistani police say a large bomb has struck a protest rally in the eastern city of Lahore.

Taliban bomb expert accidently kills himself and 4 sons

2017-01-18 20:04

An expert bomb maker for the insurgent Taliban inadvertently has killed himself and his four sons in northern Afghanistan, while building a cache of roadside bombs

Suicide bomber kills four in Kabul

2016-11-16 11:25

A suicide bomber on foot has struck a government vehicle in Kabul, killing at least four people and wounding 11 others, officials said, in the latest attack in the Afghan capital.

Taliban attack Afghan German consulate, killing 4

2016-11-11 08:55

Germany's consulate in northern Afghanistan was attacked when a suicide car bomber rammed the compound, killing four people and wounding more than 100, police and a doctor said.

Blast kills 11 on way to Afghan wedding - officials

2016-11-04 20:10

A roadside bomb has killed 11 people on their way to a wedding in the northern Afghan province of Faryab, officials said, as civilian casualties rise in the war-torn country.

Suicide bomber kills six civilians in east Afghanistan

2016-10-31 19:11

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a gathering of tribal elders in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least six people in the latest direct assault on civilians.


Afghan military rejects insiders aided hospital attack

2017-03-15 13:13

Afghanistan's defence ministry has shrugged off allegations that insiders were involved in a catastrophic insurgent attack on the country's largest military hospital, as it faces scathing public criticism over the assault.

Hospital raid leaves Kabul stupefied

2017-03-10 08:08

ISIS claimed a spectacular assault on Afghanistan's largest military hospital that bore the hallmarks of the Taliban, prompting officials to voice misgivings.

Blasts, gunfire rock Afghan capital

2017-03-01 16:46

Explosions and gunfire echoed through Kabul in two separate Taliban assaults on security buildings officials have said, as the insurgents ramp up attacks before the start of their annual spring offensive.

Taliban attack kills 5 in northern Afghan village

2017-02-15 11:43

An Afghan official says that a Taliban attack on a village in northern Faryab province has killed five members of the local police force.

International Red Cross suspends Afghan activities

2017-02-09 20:47

The International Red Cross has temporarily suspended its activities in Afghanistan following an attack that killed 6 of its employees

Afghan Taliban hang university student

2016-12-03 18:09

A Kabul Polytechnic university student, accused of killing a senior Taliban intelligence officer, has been hanged publicly even though elders tried to mediate.

4 dead in US base blast, Taliban claims responsibilty

2016-11-12 10:38

At least four people have died in an explosion inside the largest US military base in Afghanistan, Nato has said, with the Taliban claiming responsibility for the major security breach.

UN experts: 45 000 opposition fighters in Afghanistan

2016-11-05 07:26

Fighters loyal to al-Qaeda have taken on a more active supporting role for the Taliban during the current offensive in Afghanistan while the position of the Islamic State extremist group in the country "has distinctly weakened," UN experts say.

Afghan police: Roadside bombing in Helmand kills reporter

2016-11-04 16:00

Afghan police say that a roadside bombing in southern Helmand province has killed an Afghan journalist and wounded another.

Armed men burn down school in Afghanistan

2016-10-29 21:19

Armed men have burned down a girls' school in northern Afghanistan, officials say, with police blaming the Taliban for the assault.

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