Afghan journalist wounded in French centre attack dies

Kabul  - An Afghan journalist who was seriously injured during a suicide attack on a French cultural centre died of his wounds in hospital on Sunday, officials said. One German man was also killed and 20 other people wounded in the blast on [...]

Roadside bomb kills seven civilians in Afghanistan

Kunar (Afghanistan) – A roadside bomb and a Taliban attack on a police post have killed 14 people including children in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. Seven civilians died when a bomb hit a pickup truck travelling from Asadabad, [...]

Afghan civilian casualties hit record high: UN

Kabul – Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit a record high this year, a UN report said, highlighting worsening violence as US-led troops leave after more than a decade of fighting the Taliban. Casualties jumped 19 percent by the end [...]

Conflicting loyalties among Afghans at Mullah Omar’s mosque

Sangesar (Afghanistan) – At the mosque where Mullah Omar founded the Taliban movement 20 years ago, villagers are weighing up whether to side with the insurgents or the government as the United States ends its long war in Afghanistan. The [...]

Afghan saffron pickers offer alternative to opium crop

Herat (Afghanistan) – Saffron cultivation needs lots of land and a lot of labour, but the world’s most expensive spice might be an economic lifeline for Afghanistan with international financial support set to fall in the coming [...]

Afghans fighting in Syria alongside regime: monitor

Beirut  - Shiite Muslim militiamen from Afghanistan have been fighting in Syria for months alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s troops, a monitoring group said Wednesday. Afghanistan is home to a Sunni Muslim majority but nearly one-fifth [...]

Taliban suicide attack on Afghan bank kills 10

Kandahar (Afghanistan) – Taliban militants detonated a suicide bomb and stormed a bank in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing five police and five civilians as the country endures a rise in violence as US-led NATO troops pull out. The [...]

Afghan president urges clerics to help halt attacks

Kabul  - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday called for Muslim clerics and tribal elders to help stem a surge in deadly insurgent attacks that have rocked the country as US-led troops end their war against the Taliban. Afghanistan has [...]

Multiple attacks kill 20 in Afghanistan as NATO deadline looms

Kabul  - Taliban insurgents killed at least 20 people in a series of gun and suicide attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, underlining worsening security as US-led NATO forces end their combat mission in the country. A suicide blast wrecked [...]

Taliban shoot dead Supreme Court official in Kabul: police

Kabul  - Taliban gunmen shot dead a senior Supreme Court official in Kabul on Saturday, police said, the latest insurgent attack in the Afghan capital as the US-led NATO force prepares to end its 13-year war. Atiqullah Raufi, head of secretariat [...]




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