Sabotage suspected as Pakistan troop train plunges into canal

2015-07-02 14:25

A train carrying hundreds of Pakistan soldiers and their families have plunged several metres into a canal when a bridge collapsed in the country's east in what the army suspects was sabotage, officials say.

US targets Afghan weapons cache in raid

2015-06-29 23:09

US forces have conducted a raid to destroy a cache of weapons north of Kabul, a US army spokesperson has said, giving rare details of unilateral activity in Afghanistan.

Roadside bomb kills 14 family members

2015-06-20 21:52

A roadside bomb killed at least 14 members of an Afghan family, including women and children, in the country's volatile south.

Turf war between Taliban, ISIS in Aghanistan

2015-06-17 17:02

Afghan Taliban and local ISIS supporters - mostly Taliban defectors - are clashing in Afghanistan, threatening the efforts of local militants to oust the Kabul administration since 2001.

Pakistan frees 8 of 10 Malala 'attackers'

2015-06-05 19:30

A Pakistani court has freed eight out of 10 people charged with organising the shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai.

Bomb kills 3 in Pakistani tribal area

2015-06-01 13:41

A roadside bomb has killed a local government official and two others in one of Pakistan's restive tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, officials say.

Militants killed in siege in upscale Afghan neighbourhood

2015-05-27 05:39

An all-night siege in an upscale neighbourhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of the morning with the deaths of four heavily armed attackers, but not civilian casualties, an Afghan official says.

40 wounded in Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan

2015-05-25 12:09

A Taliban truck bomber detonated around a tonne of explosives Monday outside a government complex in southern Afghanistan, wounding about 40 people in the latest attack of the summer fighting season.

Pakistan says its spies will co-operate with Afghanistan

2015-05-19 14:36

After years of antagonism and accusations, spy agencies in Pakistan and Afghanistan will now share information, the Pakistani military says, in another sign frosty relations between the neighbours may be gradually thawing.

Afghan official: Gunman kills provincial prosecutor

2015-05-15 12:39

An Afghan lawmaker says a senior prosecutor from an eastern province bordering Pakistan has been assassinated outside his home in the capital, Kabul.


Suicide truck bomb kills 2, wounds 40 in Afghanistan

2015-06-30 15:23

A suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan has killed two civilians and wounded more than 40, officials say, in the latest attack since the Taliban began their annual offensive.

Taliban ambush kills 11 Afghan soldiers

2015-06-29 11:01

At least 11 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said on Monday, as security forces face their first fighting season without Nato combat support.

Afghan officials: 11 police, army dead in Taliban attack

2015-06-18 16:10

Afghan officials say at least 11 members of the security forces have been killed in a Taliban assault on government buildings in an unstable district in southern Helmand province.

Eight Malala 'suspects' still in custody

2015-06-06 16:11

Eight of the 10 men acquitted by a court over the attempted murder of Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai are still being held in custody on other charges.

Taliban talk women's rights in Norway

2015-06-04 15:15

Members of Afghanistan's Taliban are in Norway for informal talks with representatives of Afghan society, the Norwegian government says, in a new sign of a nascent dialogue.

German captive released in northern Afghanistan

2015-05-29 10:09

A German national kidnapped by Taliban militants in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz has been released, police have confirmed.

Afghan police compound under siege

2015-05-25 22:47

An Afghan official says 19 police and 7 soldiers have been killed in the ongoing siege of a southern police compound.

Bomb explodes outside Afghan Ministry of Justice

2015-05-19 15:38

A car bomb has exploded in the parking lot of Afghanistan's Ministry of Justice as civil servants were due leave work for the day.

Taliban release dozens of kidnapped Afghan civilians

2015-05-17 13:50

Taliban insurgents who kidnapped dozens of people in southeast Afghanistan have released most of them but at least two are still being held, officials say.

American killed in Afghanistan guesthouse attack identified

2015-05-15 11:32

The American killed in this week’s Taliban attack in Kabul has been identified as development expert Paula Kantor, from North Carolina.

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