Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

2017-04-28 14:33

The Afghan Taliban has launched their "spring offensive", heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict as embattled security forces struggle to recover from a devastating attack on a military base one week ago.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

2017-04-22 10:14

More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a co-ordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defence ministry says.

Plan of would-be Pakistani suicide bomber foiled

2017-04-17 22:03

A female would-be suicide bomber who had pledged allegiance to ISIS had planned to carry out an attack on a church in Lahore on Easter Sunday, a report says.

Top US official visits Afghanistan after huge bomb attack

2017-04-16 20:13

US National Security Advisor General HR McMaster has arrived in Kabul just days after the American military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on ISIS hideouts.

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.


Afghan defence minister, army chief resign after Taliban attack

2017-04-24 13:44

The Afghan defence minister and his army chief have resigned, days after a Taliban attack at a military base in northern Afghanistan killed or wounded more than 100 soldiers.

'More than 50' Afghan troops killed in attack

2017-04-21 21:08

"More than 50 Afghan soldiers have been killed" in a Taliban attack on their base near the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Afghan officials: Taliban stone alleged adulterers to death

2017-04-17 13:04

An Afghan official says that Taliban militants have stoned a man and a woman accused of adultery to death.

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.

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