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Suicide attacker kills numerous people at Kabul wedding hall

2017-11-16 19:01

A suicide attacker has blown himself up outside a wedding hall in Kabul killing at least seven people, officials say.

'We don't feel safe': Afghan anti-graft officials demand protection

2017-11-11 10:50

A series of deadly attacks on Afghan anti-corruption officials has highlighted the dangers of taking on the country's rich and powerful and sparked calls for better protection of the people waging war against graft.

US soldier killed in Afghanistan

2017-11-05 14:30

A U.S. soldier has died from wounds sustained during an operation in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province

US soldier killed in Afghan helicopter crash

2017-10-28 20:10

A US soldier has died after the helicopter he was in crashed in Afghanistan, foreign forces say, denying Taliban claims that it had shot down the aircraft.

15 Afghan army cadets killed in attack on security forces

2017-10-21 16:21

A suicide bomber has killed 15 Afghan army trainees as they were leaving their base in Kabul , the defence ministry says, as militants step up their deadly attacks.

Nearly 60 dead in two suicide attacks on Afghan mosques - officials

2017-10-20 22:21

Nearly 60 people have been killed when suicide bombers blew themselves up in two separate mosque attacks in Afghanistan, officials say, capping a bloody week in the war-torn country.

UN chief: Over 8 000 children killed, hurt in conflicts

2017-10-06 13:43

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it's unacceptable and appalling that more than 8 000 children were killed or injured in conflicts last year and is urging combatants to do more to protect boys and girls.

Sweden grants temporary asylum to 106-year-old Afghan woman

2017-10-04 21:11

A Swedish administrative court says a 106-year-old Afghan woman who made a perilous journey to Europe in 2015, carried by her son and grandson through mountains, deserts and forests, has been granted temporary asylum in Sweden.

Mattis, Stoltenberg in Kabul

2017-09-27 08:16

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in Kabul along with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg weeks after President Donald Trump's pledge to send more troops to the war-torn country.

Suicide bomber kills four near US embassy in Kabul

2017-08-29 10:33

A suicide bomber has blown himself up on a busy shopping street near the heavily-fortified US embassy in central Kabul.

 

Nine dead in suicide attack outside Kabul wedding hall

2017-11-16 15:09

A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a wedding hall in Kabul killing at least nine people, officials say, in an apparent attempt to strike a political gathering under way inside.

Official: Suicide attack on Kabul TV station

2017-11-07 11:06

A police official says three people including a suicide bomber have attacked a TV station in the capital Kabul.

Taliban kill 22 Afghan police in multiple attacks

2017-10-29 17:35

Taliban insurgents, some wearing night-vision goggles, killed 22 Afghan policemen in separate attacks on checkpoints over the weekend in the latest blow to the country's beleaguered security forces.

From rage to peace: A SEAL's view of Bergdahl

2017-10-28 07:00

A former Navy SEAL whose career as a commando ended when he was shot while searching for Bowe Bergdahl, says his feelings toward the Army sergeant have gone from rage to peace.

'Smell of blood and flesh' in Kabul mosque hit by suicide bomber

2017-10-21 12:12

A strong smell of blood and flesh permeated the Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul hours after dozens of Shi'ite worshippers were slaughtered by a suicide bomber during evening prayers.

Suicide attack on Afghan military base, 43 dead

2017-10-19 12:41

At least 43 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban-claimed suicide attack on a military base in southern Afghanistan, the third assault on a security installation this week.

UN chief: Over 8 000 children killed, hurt in conflicts

2017-10-06 12:42

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it's unacceptable and appalling that more than 8 000 children were killed or injured in conflicts last year and is urging combatants to do more to protect boys and girls.

Afghan Shi'ites on high alert for attacks ahead of Ashura

2017-09-27 22:51

Nasim Amiri quit his job selling vegetables to take up arms to defend his local mosque in Kabul, one of hundreds of civilians recruited to protect Shi'ite religious sites ahead of a key Islamic holy day.

106-year-old Afghan woman faces deportation from Sweden

2017-09-04 21:32

A 106-year-old Afghan woman who made a perilous journey to Europe, carried by her son and grandson through mountains, deserts and forests, is facing deportation from Sweden after her asylum application was rejected.

Taliban suicide bomb attack on Afghan forces kills 13

2017-08-28 06:49

A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least 13 people and wounded several more in an attack on a convoy of Afghan soldiers in Helmand province, an official said.

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