U.S. launches drone strike on suicide car bomber preparing to attack Kabul airport

A U.S. drone strike killed a suicide car bomber who Pentagon officials said was preparing to strike Kabul airport on Sunday, as American forces worked to complete a withdrawal that will end two decades of military involvement in Afghanistan. The strike was the second by the U.S. military since an Islamic State suicide bomb outside… Read More U.S. launches drone strike on suicide car bomber preparing to attack Kabul airport

Several dead, dozens injured following explosions at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport

Suicide bombers struck the crowded gates of Kabul airport with at least two explosions on Thursday, causing a bloodbath among civilians, killing four U.S. marines and effectively shutting down the Western airlift of Afghans desperate to flee. There was no complete death toll, but video images uploaded by Afghan journalists showed dozens of bodies of… Read More Several dead, dozens injured following explosions at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport

Taliban militants launch major offensives in northern Afghanistan

Taliban insurgents have conducted a wave of offensives in Afghanistan’s north in recent days, moving beyond their southern strongholds as international forces withdraw. The United Nations’ envoy for Afghanistan said the Taliban had taken more than 50 of 370 districts and was positioned to take control of provincial capitals. Fierce fighting between the Taliban and… Read More Taliban militants launch major offensives in northern Afghanistan

At least seven dead following blasts on buses in Afghanistan

Blasts hit two buses in western Kabul on Saturday, killing at least seven people, according to police. The explosions took place in a neighbourhood dominated by the minority Hazara community where similar attacks on buses earlier this month killed 12 civilians. read more Basir Mujahid, Kabul’s police spokesman, added that six people had also been… Read More At least seven dead following blasts on buses in Afghanistan

At least six dead, several injured as mortar shell hits wedding in northern Afghanistan

At least six Afghan civilians were killed and several more were wounded when a mortar shell hit a house during a wedding ceremony in northern Kapisa province, security officials said on Sunday. The explosion on Saturday evening was in the Tagab district, which has seen fighting between the Afghan government forces and the Taliban insurgents.… Read More At least six dead, several injured as mortar shell hits wedding in northern Afghanistan

Three dead, fifteen injured as roadside bomb hit bus carrying university staff in northern Afghanistan

A roadside bomb hit a bus carrying university staff in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing three teachers and wounding 15 others, police said on Saturday. The incident took place in Charikar, the provincial capital of Parwan. The bus was carrying teachers from Al-Biruni university, said a spokesman for the provincial police, Salim Noori. Some of… Read More Three dead, fifteen injured as roadside bomb hit bus carrying university staff in northern Afghanistan

At least eleven dead, dozens injured following bus bomb attack n Afghanistan

A bomb has blown up a bus in Afghanistan killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens, officials said on Monday, the latest in a series of deadly blasts that has come as foreign forces withdraw. The roadside bomb exploded late on Sunday in the southern province of Zabul, the provincial governor’s spokesman, Gul Islam… Read More At least eleven dead, dozens injured following bus bomb attack n Afghanistan

Gunmen kill three female health workers in eastern Afghanistan

Gunmen killed three female polio vaccination health workers in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, officials said, adding that a blast had also rocked the provincial health department headquarters but left no casualties. Ghulam Dastagir Nazari, head of the immunisation programme at Afghanistan’s Health Ministry said the explosion took place at the entrance… Read More Gunmen kill three female health workers in eastern Afghanistan