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

Afghanistan: Peace negotiator’s sojourn to entice India, Pakistan

Afghanistan is walking on a tight rope, balancing its ties between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, lest their enmity affects the peace process in the war-torn country. Last week, Abdullah Abdullah, chairman High Council for National Reconciliation flew to capitals of India and Pakistan, meeting l

2 Afghan Military Helicopters Collide, 9 Soldiers Killed

Two Afghan army helicopters collided while transporting wounded soldiers in the southern Helmand province, killing nine Afghan service members, the country's Defense Ministry and local officials said Wednesday. The two Soviet-era Mi-17 helicopters crashed due to technical problems while taking of

‘No deadlock:’ Afghan officials deny talks impasse on one-month anniversary

Kabul officials on Sunday said that negotiations with the Taliban had not reached a stalemate, despite both sides disagreeing on a mechanism for the crucial intra-Afghan talks that end in a month. “One month on since the talks began in Qatar, we have not been able to agree (on the road map

Nearly Two Decades After US Invasion, Afghans Fear Taliban Return

Almost two decades after the United States launched airstrikes against Afghanistan's ruling Taliban regime and started what would become America's longest-ever war, the hardline group are in a stronger position than ever. The invasion that followed those October 7, 2001 strikes quickly toppled th

UN condemns deadly suicide attack in Afghanistan

The United Nations has strongly condemned Saturday’s suicide attack on a government building in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, and underlined that the perpetrators must be brought to justice. At least 13 people were killed and dozens more injured in the attack that targeted a dist

Suicide bomber kills 9 at checkpoint in south Afghanistan

An Afghan official says at least nine people including four civilians were killed when a suicide car bomber attacked a military checkpoint in southern Afghanistan. Omer Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand, said on Thursday a small child and three security personnel were wound

Afghan troops kill 65 Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan security forces have killed 65 Taliban militants during an intense battle in eastern Afghanistan, officials said as fighting raged between the two sides despite ongoing peace talks. The latest bloodshed came late on Wednesday after the Taliban stormed a military headquarters building in th

More than 30 Taliban killed in Afghan air strikes

The Afghan air force conducted multiple strikes on Taliban positions Saturday that killed more than 30 insurgent fighters, officials said, as President Ashraf Ghani once again called for a ceasefire. The Taliban claimed the strike had killed nearly two dozen civilians including women and children

4 Afghans charged with arson over Moria fires

Four Afghans have been formally charged with arson for their alleged involvement in fires that destroyed much of Greece’s Moria refugee camp last week, the Associated Press (AP) reports. The four men, who are accused of starting fires that burned for two nights last week, have bee

Afghan government increases pressure on Taliban at peace talks

The Afghan government ratcheted up pressure for a truce with the Taliban on Monday, reiterating calls for a long-term ceasefire at talks in Qatar. The two sides are in the early stages of meetings in the capital Doha in an effort to hammer out a deal bringing to a close 19 years of bloo

Afghan Taliban step up attacks despite start of peace talks

Afghanistan witnessed a significant increase in Taliban attacks since the first ever direct peace negotiations between the insurgents and the government began in Doha on Saturday, according to an Afghan security report. The Ministry of Defense said on Sunday that the Taliban carried out attacks i

Afghan peace talks open with calls for ceasefire, women's rights

Afghan government representatives and Taliban insurgents gathered on Saturday for historic peace talks aimed at ending two decades of war that has killed tens of thousands of combatants and civilians. Before the warring sides sit down for face-to-face negotiations in coming days, they were urged

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