High security as Afghanistan marks independence day

2017-08-19 10:24

Afghan security forces were on high alert Saturday as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-profile deadly attacks, prepared to mark its independence day with muted celebrations.

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Taliban suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy in south Afghanistan

2017-08-02 14:25

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a vehicle filled with explosives into a convoy of foreign forces in Afghanistan's restive southern province of Kandahar causing casualties Wednesday, officials said.

Taliban claim suicide attack in Kabul that killed 24

2017-07-24 09:52

Taliban claim responsibility for early morning suicide car bombing that targeted government employees in Kabul, killing 24

Taliban seize 2 districts, kill wounded police

2017-07-23 17:53

Taliban fighters have launched four assaults on Ghor's Taywara district headquarters, stalking the corridors of the only hospital looking for wounded Afghan National Security personnel to kill.

Fighting in Afghan province kills 11 police

2017-07-22 08:31

The governor of Afghanistan's northern Badakshan's province says 11 police have been killed and another six wounded during a roaring battle with Taliban insurgents.

From refugee camps to Lord's: dizzying rise of Afghan cricket

2017-07-15 13:01

The emerald pitch at Lord's, where Afghanistan played for the first time, is a world away from the refugee camps where the country found its love for cricket.

US senators: New strategy is needed to win in Afghanistan

2017-07-05 08:18

President Donald Trump's administration is working to prepare a new Afghan war strategy amid a resurgent Taliban and an ISIS affiliate in the country.

Afghans suffer deadliest Ramadan since 2001

2017-06-24 22:34

Afghanistan has suffered its deadliest Ramadan since the US-led invasion in 2001 with over 200 killed and hundreds wounded, a report says.

Illegal drugs market 'thriving'

2017-06-22 22:02

The global narcotics market is "thriving", with production of cocaine and opium soaring and opioids wreaking havoc, the UN crime and drugs agency says.


Taliban seized northern Faryab province in Afghanistan

2017-08-13 22:39

Afghan official says that Taliban insurgents have seized control of a district headquarters in northern Faryab province

Afghan official says bomber who hit NATO wore woman's burqa

2017-08-04 14:14

Afghan official: Suicide bomber who hit a NATO patrol, killing a service member, 2 civilians, hid behind a woman's burqa

Car bombing targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul

2017-07-31 11:18

Afghan police say a car bombing has targeted the Iraqi Embassy in central Kabul, with casualties as yet unknown

At least 24 killed in Kabul car bombing

2017-07-24 06:21

At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a car bomb rocked western Kabul on Monday.

Afghan police launch search operation for kidnapped villagers

2017-07-23 10:49

Afghan police have launched a search and rescue operation two days after at least 70 villagers were kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar.

Afghan civilian deaths hit new high: UN

2017-07-17 14:08

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit a new high in the first half of 2017 with 1,662 killed and more than 3,500 injured, the United Nations said Monday.

In reversal, Afghan girls get US visas to attend robotics competition

2017-07-13 10:30

A team of Afghan girls who had been denied visas to attend a Washington robotics competition are now allowed to come, organisers say.

No Nato combat role in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

2017-06-29 12:03

Nato allies will increase troop numbers in Afghanistan to help the government battle a resurgent Taliban, but there is no question of returning to a combat role, the alliance's chief Jens Stoltenberg says.

Afghan war will end only when Nato leaves - Taliban leader

2017-06-23 12:11

The leader of the Afghan Taliban says a planned US troop surge will not end the protracted war in the country and vowed to fight on until a full withdrawal of Nato troops.

Suicide car bomb in southern Afghanistan kills at least 29

2017-06-22 13:17

A huge suicide car bombing struck outside a bank in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, targeting Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday and killing at least 29 people.

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