Afghanistan


Afghan policeman opens fire on colleagues

2016-02-11 12:56

An Afghan official says that a policeman in the southern province of Kandahar has killed four of his colleagues and wounded another seven

Three soldiers killed in suicide attack on Afghan army bus

2016-02-08 12:38

A Taliban suicide bomber threw himself against a bus carrying Afghan soldiers in the north of the country and killed three of them, officials say.

Rights groups condemn killing of Afghan militia boy

2016-02-04 16:26

Rights groups on Thursday condemned the use of child combatants in Afghanistan after the Taliban shot dead a 12-year-old boy who rose to fame last summer when he joined a militia to fight the insurgents.

Suicide bombing in Afghan capital kills at least 9

2016-02-01 20:29

A suicide bomber killed at least 9 people and wounded 12 in an attack on a police base in Kabul on Monday, an Afghan official said

Afghan president vows to 'bury' ISIS

2016-01-25 16:11

President Ashraf Ghani has vowed to "bury" the Islamic State group's affiliate in Afghanistan after Washington granted the US military legal authority to strike the jihadists in the country.

Afghan women demand role in peace process

2016-01-22 13:33

As efforts gather pace to renew peace talks with the Taliban, Afghan women still haunted by the insurgents' brutal rule say they are being left out of the process, and fear that an accommodation with the militants could lead to the loss of hard-won rights.

Media outlet targeted in Kabul suicide bombing

2016-01-20 18:30

At least seven people have died after a suicide bomber targeted the Moby Group, a major media production company in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghan woman has nose cut off by husband

2016-01-19 15:59

An Afghan official says a young woman in a remote northern region of the country has had her nose cut off by her husband.

Afghan politician's home hit by deadly blast

2016-01-17 14:27

A suicide bomber detonated explosives inside the house of an influential tribal elder in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 13 people, officials say.

Canadian held by Taliban since 2010 freed

2016-01-12 08:11

A Canadian man, held by the Taliban in Afghanistan since 2010, has been released, Canada's government has announced.

 

Taliban shoots woman for adultery

2016-02-08 17:02

A woman has been shot dead by the Taliban for committing adultery.

Pakistan urges Taliban to discuss peace

2016-02-06 16:18

Pakistan says as many Taliban groups as possible must be persuaded to join any upcoming peace discussions with the Afghan government.

Afghan insurgents kill 10-year-old boy who joined militia

2016-02-03 16:07

An Afghan official says a 10-year-old boy who often fought the Taliban has been shot dead by insurgents while on his way to school in the southern Uruzgan province.

Pentagon to release some detainee abuse images

2016-01-28 07:18

The Pentagon has pledged to release part of a trove of photographs related to the abuse of prisoners at US detention centers in Iraq and Afghanistan, a top US rights group said Wednesday.

Sharif vows action against all militant groups

2016-01-24 21:14

Pakistan has pledged further action to combat militants, but Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has admitted progress has often been slow.

Tears, defiance after attack on Afghan TV workers

2016-01-21 17:29

Afghan mourners have held emotionally charged funeral ceremonies for seven employees of leading national TV channel Tolo who were killed in a Taliban suicide bombing, which rights groups denounced as a "war crime".

Bombing near Russian embassy in Kabul kills 4

2016-01-20 17:59

Afghan officials say a suicide car bomb attack close to the Russian embassy in the capital, Kabul, has killed four civilians and wounded over 20 others.

Call on Taliban to join Afghan peace talks

2016-01-18 20:21

Representatives from four countries gathered in Kabul have called on the Taliban to resume peace talks with the Afghan government.

Afghan drug raid seizes over ton of heroin

2016-01-12 20:27

A special Afghan task force has seized more than a ton of heroin and 1 500 litres of morphine in a raid on an illegal narcotics factory in the northeast of the country.

Afghan forces recapture district on Tajik border: officials

2016-01-10 22:24

Afghan forces have wrested control of a northern district bordering Tajikistan from the Taliban, officials say.

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