Afghanistan


US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban

2017-04-25 08:48

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top US military officials say.

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.

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.

ISIS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

2017-04-15 19:17

Afghan authorities have reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring 90 Islamic State fighters have died in the blast.

ISIS denies suffering casualties from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

2017-04-14 17:45

The Islamic State group has denied that it suffered casualties from the US military's largest non-nuclear bomb which hit its mountain hideouts in Afghanistan, in a statement on its propaganda agency Amaq.

US drops 'Mother Of All Bombs' in Afghanistan

2017-04-13 20:19

The US military has dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever deployed in combat, targeting an Islamic State complex in Afghanistan.

US cites progress against ISIS in Afghanistan

2017-04-07 12:16

A US military spokesperson says Afghan and international forces have reduced the territory controlled by ISIS militants in Afghanistan by two-thirds and killed around half the affiliate's fighters in the last two years.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

Officials: No need for Trump's approval to use massive bomb

2017-04-14 18:49

Pentagon officials say the US commander in Afghanistan who ordered the use of the "mother of all bombs", did not need approval in advance from President Donald Trump.

US 'Mother Of All Bombs' killed dozens of militants - Afghanistan

2017-04-14 08:51

The US military's "Mother Of All Bombs" killed at least 36 militants and no civilians when it decimated a deep tunnel complex of the Islamic State group, Afghan officials say.

Afghan official: Unexploded mortar round kills 4 children

2017-04-11 12:46

An Afghan official says a group of children were playing with an unexploded mortar round when it blew up, killing four of them.

1 100 Afghan children a day 'to drop out of school'

2017-03-23 21:02

Some 400 000 Afghan children might not attend classes this year, putting them at great risk, Save the Children says.

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.

Over 30 dead as gunmen dressed as doctors raid Kabul hospital

2017-03-08 15:20

Gunmen dressed as doctors have stormed Afghanistan's largest military hospital, killing more than 30 people in a six-hour attack claimed by ISIS.

Policeman turns gun on colleagues, killing 11

2017-02-28 12:52

Afghan officials say at least 11 police officers have been shot and killed by a fellow policeman at a checkpoint in the southern Helmand province.

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