Articles Tagged 'Kabul'
Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds
Months of research across the country show how areas the Taliban threaten or control have surged since foreign combat troops left in 2014.
Gunmen kill Red Cross workers in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan—Gunmen killed six employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, a spokesman for the aid group said.…
BREAKING: American Univ. in Kabul under attack; hospital official says at least 1 dead, 14 wounded; students tweeting they’re trapped
DEVELOPING: At least one student died and 14 other people were hurt Wednesday after a “complex attack” involving bombs and gunfire at American University of…
80 dead in Islamic State suicide bombing in Kabul
At least 80 people were killed and 231 injured Saturday when suicide bombers attacked a large demonstration in the Afghan capital of Kabul, according to…
Taliban, warlords keeps Afghanistan’s vast wealth from hands of Kabul
Deep within the rocky landscape of Afghanistan lies an estimated $1 trillion in mineral wealth — including rubies, emeralds and rare earth minerals — that…
Militants killed after audacious attack on Kabul airport
Kabul | Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday in one of the most audacious assaults on the facility, used by both civilians and the military, in a year.
The attack on the airport comes at a time of great uncertainty for Afghanistan as votes from the second round of a disputed…
Taliban attack election commission HQ in Kabul ahead of vote
KABUL | Taliban insurgents attacked the Independent Election Commission headquarters in Kabul on Saturday, staff and police said, in the their third big assault on the capital this week aimed at derailing the April 5 presidential election.
Afghan security forces battled the militants for about five hours, while frightened IEC staff and eight international United Nations employees took refuge in…
Afghan Taliban attack in Kabul throws peace talks into further doubt
KABUL | Taliban militants attacked key buildings near Afghanistan’s presidential palace and the U.S. CIA headquarters in Kabul, a brazen assault that could derail attempts for peace talks to end 12 years of war.
The Taliban, who have said they are willing to take part in talks with the United States and Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s administration, said they launched…
Suicide bomber kills nine Afghans in Kabul during Hagel visit
KABUL | A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Defence Ministry gate in Kabul on Saturday killing nine civilians during a visit to Afghanistan by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, underlining the insurgent threat as NATO troops prepare to leave.
Hagel was nowhere near the explosion, said a spokesman for Afghanistan’s NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). A U.S.…
Twin suicide bomb attack kills 12 in east Afghanistan
KABUL |Â A twin suicide bomb attack targeted a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eight civilians and four Afghan policemen, local officials said.
A spokesman for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said no one from the alliance was killed in the attack, which happened in Wardak province’s Sayed Abad district.
“The truck bomb…