Afghanistan


Gunmen kidnap 16 Turkish workers in Baghdad

2015-09-02 10:05

Gunmen wearing army uniforms have abducted 16 Turkish building workers and an Iraqi colleague in Baghdad, police say.

Afghan kills 2 US troops at base

2015-08-26 21:56

A gunman wearing Afghan security force uniform has killed 2 US troops at a southern base.

Volunteer hospitals a lifeline in Afghan war

2015-08-19 17:55

Women and children are facing the brunt of the Afghan conflict this year and overburdened war trauma centres are trying to save as many as they can.

Al-Qaeda leader pledges allegiance to new Taliban chief

2015-08-13 19:25

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, in an online audio message, has pledged allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban.

Huge blast hits Kabul airport road, casualties feared

2015-08-10 11:30

A Huge blast has struck near the entrance of Kabul’s international airport during the peak lunchtime period, officials say, warning that heavy casualties are expected.

Kabul blasts test Afghan president's peace plan

2015-08-07 22:47

Massive Kabul attacks have killed at least 35, testing the Afghan president's plan for peace with the Taliban.

Powerful truck bomb kills 7, wounds scores in Kabul

2015-08-07 09:37

A powerful truck bomb in Kabul early Friday killed at least seven people and wounded more than 100 others, officials said, the first major attack in the Afghan capital since the announcement of Taliban leader Mullah Omar's death.

Taliban kill 6 in first major attack since power transition

2015-08-06 09:59

Six people have been killed when a Taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged truck outside a police compound in eastern Afghanistan, in the first major insurgent attack since their announcement of leader Mullah Omar's death.

Afghan militia experiment yields mixed results

2015-08-04 21:30

Afghan local police and anti-Taliban militias have a mixed record in fighting the insurgency. They have brought security to some areas, but critics say they have weakened it in others.

Head of Taliban's Qatar office quits as leadership rift deepens

2015-08-04 11:25

The head of the Taliban's Qatar-based political office has stepped down, a statement said, a high-profile resignation within leadership ranks highlighting growing discord over the movement's recent power transition.

 

Afghan Taliban admit covering up Mullah Omar's death

2015-08-31 14:56

The Taliban has admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar's death for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until foreign forces ended their fight against the militants.

Ten people killed in gas explosion in western Afghanistan

2015-08-25 09:45

At least 10 people have been killed in a gas explosion in western Afghanistan, an official says.

German woman kidnapped in Kabul

2015-08-17 14:02

A German woman has been kidnapped in Kabul by armed assailants, a senior Afghan police official says.

Taliban condemns execution of tribal elders by ISIS

2015-08-12 11:59

The Afghan Taliban has condemned the execution of tribal elders by ISIS, calling it 'horrific' and 'barbaric' in a statement.

Nato: 8 foreign contracters killed in Kabul attack

2015-08-08 11:52

The Nato-led mission in Afghanistan says eight civilian contractors have been killed along with one of its service members in an insurgent attack on a camp in Kabul.

Suicide bomber hits Kabul police academy

2015-08-07 19:52

Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has struck outside the gates of a police academy in Kabul, killing at least 20 recruits.

Afghan military helicopter crashes, 18 soldiers killed

2015-08-06 12:16

An Afghan military helicopter has crashed, killing 18 soldiers, an official said, in a blow for Afghanistan's fledgling air force, whose resources have been stretched since the end of the international combat mission last year.

UN: Nearly 5 000 civilian casualties in Afghan conflict this year

2015-08-05 17:23

Nearly 5 000 Afghan civilians have been killed and injured in the first half of the year, the United Nations says.

Afghan Taliban denounces 'propaganda' against its movement

2015-08-04 13:00

The Afghan Taliban has urged followers to disregard “enemy propaganda” about fractures in the movement and unite behind their new leader.

Accused Taliban leader says he was doing 'God's work'

2015-08-04 09:40

A former American soldier testifying in the trial of Irek Hamidullin says the accused Russian Taliban leader was compliant when captured, and says he was doing 'God's work'.

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