Afghanistan


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.

Afghan police get jail time after mob attacks woman

2015-05-19 10:22

An Afghan court has sentenced 11 policemen to one year in prison for failing to protect a woman who was lynched by a mob in Kabul after being falsely accused of blasphemy.

Car bomb kills at least 3 in Afghan capital

2015-05-17 08:14

A car bomb has rammed a convoy of foreign troops near the main airport in Afghanistan's capital, killing at least three civilians in the latest attack in the city, police and a witness said.

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.

Kabul attack: Senior govt official puts toll at 14

2015-05-14 12:50

A senior Afghan government official says a total of 14 people, including nine foreigners, were killed when Taliban attackers stormed as Kabul guesthouse the night before.

Foreigners among 5 killed in Kabul guesthouse siege

2015-05-14 08:10

Five people have been killed after gunmen stormed a downtown Kabul guesthouse, trapping dozens of people attending a concert and triggering an hours-long standoff with Afghan security forces.

Three killed in militant siege on Afghan mosque

2015-05-13 15:43

At least three people have been killed when a gunfight erupted between Afghan police and heavily armed militants holed up inside a mosque in southern Afghanistan.

Official says 19 Hazara hostages freed in Afghanistan

2015-05-11 14:18

A provincial official in Afghanistan says kidnappers have been released 19 Hazara hostages kidnapped in February in exchange for 22 Uzbeks in the country.

Afghan court sentences 4 to death after mob killing

2015-05-06 14:23

Four people have been sentenced to death by a Kabul court for their part in a mob which burned and killed a woman.

Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output

2015-05-05 10:56

It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan, the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds.

 

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.

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.

Taliban kidnap 27 people at gunpoint

2015-05-16 17:02

Taliban insurgents have abducted 27 people in Afghanistan, setting up a road block and pulling them from their vehicles at gunpoint.

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.

Taliban claim attack on Kabul guesthouse that killed 5

2015-05-14 09:16

The Taliban have claimed a late night attack on a Kabul guesthouse that killed five people, including an American, and wounded at least six.

Gunmen storm Kabul guest house popular with foreigners

2015-05-13 19:51

Gunmen have stormed a guest house popular with foreigners in Kabul, Afghan security officials say, with several people reportedly trapped inside as the Taliban press on with their annual spring offensive.

Pakistan pledges support in fight against Taliban

2015-05-12 17:05

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has pledged support to Afghanistan in its fight against the Taliban during a visit to Kabul, the latest sign of a thaw in their once-frosty relationship.

Thousands flee homes ahead of expected battle in Afghanistan

2015-05-06 19:35

As many as 10 000 Afghan families have fled their homes as Taliban insurgents and government forces prepared for a major battle for control of the southern fringes of Kunduz city, officials say.

Taliban kill 13 Afghan police despite peace talks

2015-05-05 17:21

Taliban militants killed at least 13 policemen after storming security outposts in Afghanistan's remote mountainous northeast, officials say, despite peace talks between insurgent representatives and an Afghan delegation.

Video over lynching shows in Afghan court

2015-05-03 17:20

A video of a mob killing an Afghan woman accused of burning pages from a Koran has been shown in court.

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