Taliban attack former NATO base in south Afghanistan

Kandahar (Afghanistan) – Taliban insurgents have launched a prolonged attack on a major Afghan army base that was handed over by NATO forces last month, officials said Friday, in another sign the militants are on the offensive as foreign [...]

Large blast, ongoing gunfire in central Kabul: AFP

Kabul – A large blast rocked Kabul on Thursday evening, followed by gunfire in the Afghan capital’s central district that houses many embassies and foreign compounds, AFP journalists reported. Earlier in the day, a suicide bomber [...]

One Briton killed in Kabul suicide attack: Afghan police

Kabul  - A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-packed car into a British embassy vehicle in Kabul on Thursday, killing one British citizen and at least five Afghans, Kabul police said in a statement. “One British national was killed [...]

As casualties soar, Afghan police taught how to stay alive

Kabul – At a training centre near Kabul, one overriding lesson is drilled into Afghan police by their French instructors — don’t become yet another unnecessary battlefield casualty. Every day this year more than a dozen Afghan [...]

Afghan talks must not bargain away women’s rights: Oxfam

Kabul  - Afghanistan must not sacrifice women’s rights to secure peace with the Taliban as US-led NATO troops pull out, the Oxfam aid group said Monday, revealing that not a single woman has taken part in talks with the militants since [...]

Suicide blast at Afghan volleyball game kills around 50

Khost (Afghanistan)  - About 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the deadliest attack in the country since 2011. The explosion struck [...]

Female Afghan MP injured but defiant after suicide attack

Kabul – Afghan women’s rights campaigner Shukria Barakzai speaks in a tired whisper as she recovers in hospital from an assassination attempt that nearly killed her a week ago, but her message is strong and clear. “I don’t [...]

Suicide attackers target foreign compound in Kabul

Kabul  - Taliban militants launched a car bomb and suicide attack Wednesday on a compound in Kabul that houses many international contractors, but only the attackers died in the assault, Afghan officials said. One insurgent was killed as he [...]

Kabul suicide blast kills two guards at foreign compound

Kabul  - A Taliban suicide truck bomb struck  at the entrance of a foreign-run compound in Kabul on Tuesday, killing two Afghan guards and highlighting the security challenges facing the country as NATO forces depart. Taliban insurgents claimed [...]

Female Afghan MP survives suicide attack, 3 dead

Kabul – A suicide bomber on Sunday attacked the vehicle convoy of a prominent female Afghan MP near the parliament in Kabul, killing three civilians and injuring 22 others, officials said. The blast, in which the attacker detonated an [...]




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