Afghanistan


Suicide truck bomb kills 2, wounds 40 in Afghanistan

2015-06-30 15:23

A suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan has killed two civilians and wounded more than 40, officials say, in the latest attack since the Taliban began their annual offensive.

US targets Afghan weapons cache in raid

2015-06-29 23:09

US forces have conducted a raid to destroy a cache of weapons north of Kabul, a US army spokesperson has said, giving rare details of unilateral activity in Afghanistan.

Gunmen abduct Dutch citizen in Afghanistan

2015-06-23 09:43

Unknown gunmen have abducted an aid worker in Afghanistan’s capital, officials say, adding the victim is a woman with Dutch nationality.

Explosion rocks Afghan parliament, gunfire heard

2015-06-22 08:49

A loud explosion has rocked the Afghan parliament and shattered windows, as members were in session, and gunfire was heard shortly afterwards.

Afghan officials: 11 police, army dead in Taliban attack

2015-06-18 16:10

Afghan officials say at least 11 members of the security forces have been killed in a Taliban assault on government buildings in an unstable district in southern Helmand province.

Roadside bomb kills 4 in Afghanistan

2015-06-14 14:47

An Afghan official says four people, including a district chief, have been killed by a roadside bomb in a region of northern Afghanistan that has been largely peaceful until now.

Taliban talk women's rights in Norway

2015-06-04 15:15

Members of Afghanistan's Taliban are in Norway for informal talks with representatives of Afghan society, the Norwegian government says, in a new sign of a nascent dialogue.

German captive released in northern Afghanistan

2015-05-29 10:09

A German national kidnapped by Taliban militants in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz has been released, police have confirmed.

Militants lay siege to guesthouse in Afghanistan capital

2015-05-26 22:54

Heavy gunfire and explosions echoed through an upmarket neighbourhood in Kabul, as Afghan police surrounded a guesthouse popular with foreigners thought to be under attack by insurgents.

Afghan police compound under siege

2015-05-25 22:47

An Afghan official says 19 police and 7 soldiers have been killed in the ongoing siege of a southern police compound.

 

Afghan leader nominates 1st female judge to Supreme Court

2015-06-30 11:22

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has nominated a female judge to sit on the Supreme Court in an unprecedented move that has angered some Islamic conservatives.

Taliban ambush kills 11 Afghan soldiers

2015-06-29 11:01

At least 11 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said on Monday, as security forces face their first fighting season without Nato combat support.

Afghan police say parliament attackers killed

2015-06-22 13:40

Six Taliban gunmen who attacked the Afghan parliament have been killed, police say, nearly two hours after lawmakers were forced to flee by a large explosion and gunfire.

Roadside bomb kills 14 family members

2015-06-20 21:52

A roadside bomb killed at least 14 members of an Afghan family, including women and children, in the country's volatile south.

Turf war between Taliban, ISIS in Aghanistan

2015-06-17 17:02

Afghan Taliban and local ISIS supporters - mostly Taliban defectors - are clashing in Afghanistan, threatening the efforts of local militants to oust the Kabul administration since 2001.

Soldier who killed 16 Afghans: I was consumed by war

2015-06-08 12:05

The US soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers in 2012 says he had lost compassion for Iraqis and Afghans over the course of his four combat deployments.

Militants kill 9 Afghan aid workers

2015-06-02 14:24

Unidentified militants have shot and killed nine Afghan employees of a foreign-backed aid group in an attack in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, government officials say.

Militants killed in siege in upscale Afghan neighbourhood

2015-05-27 05:39

An all-night siege in an upscale neighbourhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of the morning with the deaths of four heavily armed attackers, but not civilian casualties, an Afghan official says.

Multiple Taliban raids kill 26 Afghan police

2015-05-26 16:57

At least 26 Afghan police or soldiers have been killed in multiple Taliban attacks in the volatile south, including a 16-hour siege of a college dormitory, officials say.

40 wounded in Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan

2015-05-25 12:09

A Taliban truck bomber detonated around a tonne of explosives Monday outside a government complex in southern Afghanistan, wounding about 40 people in the latest attack of the summer fighting season.

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