Obama takes full responsibility for hostage deaths

2015-04-23 19:19

Obama has said he takes full responsibility for the deaths of American and Italian hostages held by al-Qaeda.

Taliban announce plans to ramp up attacks in Afghanistan

2015-04-22 12:28

The Afghan Taliban has announced the start of its annual spring offensive, warning it would ramp up attacks on foreign embassies and government officials as well as military targets.

Gunmen storm Afghan police station

2015-04-20 08:33

Insurgents armed with guns and explosives have attacked a police station in Afghanistan's southern city of Lashkar Gar, wounding two officers and a civilian.

Suicide bomber kills 22 in Afghanistan

2015-04-18 09:01

A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people and wounded 50 others in an attack outside a bank in the Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Suicide bombing kills 4 in eastern Afghanistan

2015-04-10 11:06

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Afghan soldier kills 1, wounds 2 US troops

2015-04-08 16:58

An Afghan soldier has opened fire and killed 1 and wounded 2 US soldiers before being shot dead.

Roadside bomb kills 7 Afghan family members

2015-03-31 10:49

A deputy official says a roadside bombing in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan has killed seven people, all members of the same family.

US to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

2015-03-25 05:00

The White House says the US will keep its current complement of 9 800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015, instead of cutting the number by about half as originally planned.

Afghan woman lynched over Qur'an-burning 'was innocent'

2015-03-23 18:01

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Qur'an was innocent, the interior minister says.

Fear stalks Afghan minorities after rare attacks

2015-03-17 12:18

Afghanistan has endured more than 30 years of warfare, but recent attacks on minority Muslim sects have raised fears that sectarian unrest could add yet another layer of bloodshed.


American, Italian hostages killed in US operation

2015-04-23 16:47

The White House says a US operation in January against an al-Qaeda compound near the Afghan-Pakistan border killed one American and one Italian hostage.

Explosion in southern Afghanistan kills 3 - official

2015-04-21 12:29

Afghan officials say an explosion near a southern police station has killed three people and wounded 17.

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Afghan bombing

2015-04-18 15:46

The ISIS group has claimed to have carried out a deadly suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan that killed at least 33 people and injured more than 100, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says.

Taliban kill, behead 18 Afghan soldiers

2015-04-13 17:32

Taliban fighters have killed 18 Afghan soldiers, including some who were beheaded, after storming an army outpost in the remote mountainous northeast.

Taliban attack in northern Afghanistan kills 10

2015-04-09 20:35

The Taliban have stormed a government office in northern Afghanistan, killing 10, including 4 prosecutors.

Afghan official: Suicide bombing at protest kills 16

2015-04-02 14:14

Afghan official: Suicide bombing at anti-corruption protest kills 16, wounds 60.

Pulitzer-winning journalist's killer jailed for 20 years

2015-03-30 13:05

An Afghan policeman who shot dead a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photojournalist has been imprisoned for 20 years after his death sentence was commuted.

Children playing cricket among dead in Afghanistan attacks

2015-03-24 20:39

At least 25 people, mostly civilians and including six children playing cricket, were killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan.

Afghan woman buried after being beaten to death by mob

2015-03-22 10:56

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob has been buried in Kabul, her coffin carried by women's rights activists.

Suicide car bomber kills 7 in Afghanistan

2015-03-10 22:30

Seven people were killed and 28 others including five police were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in his car outside the capital of Helmand, officials have said.

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