Gunmen kill female TV anchor in eastern Afghanistan

Gunmen shot and killed a female TV anchor in eastern Afghanistan early Thursday, officials said.The attackers opened fire on Malala Maiwand’s car soon after she left her house in the eastern Nangarhar province, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor.   No one has claime

Afghan government and Taliban talks to advance to next stage

Peace negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government in Qatar are ready to advance to the next stage, both sides said on Wednesday after agreeing on rules for the talks. The meetings, which began in September, had been bogged down by disputes on the agenda, the basic framework of disc

Afghan Officials Say 34 Killed in Separate Suicide Bombings

At least 34 people were killed on Sunday in two separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan that targeted a military base and a provincial chief, officials said. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks, which took place as Afghan government representatives and the Taliban ho

Foreign donors pledge $12 billion to Afghanistan

Afghanistan yesterday vowed to fight graft and hold officials accountable after an international donor conference renewed its conditions-based pledge to provide the country $12 billion in foreign aid over the next four years. “Afghanistan feels committed and pledges for the sake of the nati

At least three dead as barrage of rocket fire hits Kabul

At least three people were killed Saturday when a barrage of rockets struck densely populated parts of Kabul, officials said, marking the latest attack in an ongoing wave of violence sweeping the Afghan capital.The salvo slammed into various parts of central and north Kabul — including near

Afghan Forces Kill 2nd Mastermind Behind University Raid

Afghan security forces have killed the number two mastermind of this month's bloody Kabul University attack that left 22 people dead, the country's vice president said Monday. Amrullah Saleh said the unnamed "second mastermind" was killed in eastern Paktia province, and the number three in charge

Afghan Forces Capture 'Mastermind' of Kabul University Attack

Afghan forces have captured the "mastermind" of a brutal attack on Kabul University when militants stormed classrooms and gunned down dozens of students earlier this month, a top official said Saturday. At least 22 people were killed and another 27 wounded when three gunmen rampaged through the u

Taliban calls on Joe Biden to adhere to Doha peace agreement

Afghanistan's Taliban movement on Tuesday urged US President-elect Joe Biden to abide by the peace agreement signed in Doha between the movement and the administration of outgoing President Donald Trump last February. The movement said in a statement that "the Doha agreement is an excellent docum

Ties With US to Deepen After Biden Win, Says Afghan President

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Sunday that ties between Kabul and Washington are expected to deepen in areas of counter-terrorism and building peace as he congratulated Joe Biden on his election victory. "Afghanistan looks forward to continuing/deepening our multilayered strategic partnership

Former Afghan TV Presenter Killed in Explosion in Capital

A bomb attached to the vehicle of a former presenter on Afghanistan´s TOLO TV exploded early Saturday, killing the journalist and two other civilians, Kabul police said. The death of Yama Siawash is being investigated and the identity of the other victims was not immediately known, said pol

Afghan Violence Soars Despite Peace Talks: Watchdog

Violent attacks in Afghanistan surged by 50 percent over recent months even as the Kabul government and the Taliban launched unprecedented peace talks in September, a US watchdog warned Thursday. Despite brief lulls during two temporary ceasefires over the summer, fighting has raged across the co

Gunfire Erupts at Kabul University as Police Surround Campus

Gunfire erupted at Kabul University in the Afghan capital early Monday and police have surrounded the sprawling campus, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of injuries, but Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said the gunfire was ongoing. Last year, a bomb outside of the campus

Officials: Attack near base in eastern Afghanistan kills 3

At least three people were killed Tuesday when Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack against a police base in eastern Khost province, Afghan officials said.Habib Shah Ansari, provincial health director in Khost said that so far three bodies and around 30 wounded, both military and civili

Afghan security forces confirm killing of top Al-Qaeda leader

 Afghan security forces have confirmed the killing of a senior Al-Qaeda leader in Ghazni province, eastern Afghanistan, prompting the country's president to accuse the Taliban of having links with the terrorist network. Egyptian national Abu Muhsin Al-Masri, alias Husam Abd-al-Ra’uf, w

Huge Suicide Attack in Kabul Kills 18 at Education Center

The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan's capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 people wounded, including students, the interior ministry said. The explosion struck outside an education center in western Kabul. Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said that the

Suicide bomber kills 18 in Afghan capital

A suicide bomber struck near an education centre in the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing at least 18 people in the latest attack to rock the conflict-wracked country.Violence on the ground has spiked in recent weeks despite the Taliban and the Afghan government holding peace talks in Qatar to e

Pakistan warns of new lockdown as deaths rise

Pakistan’s military-backed National Command and Operation Center has issued a warning that another lockdown could be imposed to contain COVID-19 deaths if people don't stop violating social distancing rules. The announcement on Wednesday came after Pakistan reported 660 new confirmed cases

Car Bombing in Western Afghanistan Kills 13

A suicide car bombing on Sunday killed at least 13 people and wounded around 120 others in Afghanistan's western Ghor province, officials said. The head of a hospital in Ghor, Mohammad Omer Lalzad, said emergency staff were treating dozens of people with both serious and light injuries from the b