At least nine dead, fifteen injured following triple explosions in Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif

Three blasts tore through passenger vehicles in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Wednesday, killing at least nine, a provincial commander spokesman said as authorities confirmed another blast in the Afghan capital. The blasts in northern Balkh province also injured 15 people, Mohammad Asif Wazeri, a spokesman for Balkh province’s commander said. Another explosion… Read More At least nine dead, fifteen injured following triple explosions in Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif

At least one dead, six injured following two explosions in Afghan capital of Kabul

Two explosions hit the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding at least six, including three women, Taliban officials and residents said. One car bomb blast in Dasht-e Barchi, a heavily Shi’ite Muslim area of western Kabul, killed a civilian and wounded six, interior ministry spokesman Qari Sayeed Khosty said… Read More At least one dead, six injured following two explosions in Afghan capital of Kabul

Two injured following bomb blast in Afghan capital of Kabul

A bomb blast in the Afghan capital of Kabul wounded two people on Monday, the Taliban’s interior ministry said, just two days after a similar explosion that was claimed by the Islamic State militant group. Both devices were of a magnetic type attached to vehicles that have become common in Afghanistan, generally causing fewer casualties… Read More Two injured following bomb blast in Afghan capital of Kabul

Six dead, seven injured following bomb attack in Shi’ite area of Afghan capital Kabul

A magnetic bomb attached to a passenger minivan exploded in a heavily Shi’ite area of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, causing an unknown number of casualties, Taliban officials and local residents said. A recent spate of such attacks has heaped more pressure on the Taliban rulers, who took power following the collapse of the… Read More Six dead, seven injured following bomb attack in Shi’ite area of Afghan capital Kabul

At least twelve injured following explosion at mosque in eastern Afghanistan

An explosion hit a mosque in the Spin Ghar district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, wounding at least 12 people including the imam of the mosque, local residents said. Atal Shinwari, a resident of the area, said the blast occurred at around 1:30 p.m. when explosives apparently located in the interior of the mosque… Read More At least twelve injured following explosion at mosque in eastern Afghanistan

Several dead, injured following blast at mosque in northeastern Afghanistan

A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunduz province on Friday, killing scores of worshippers in the country’s third attack this week on a religious institution. Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack that state-run Bakhtar news agency said had killed 46 people and wounded 143. Two health officials said the death toll… Read More Several dead, injured following blast at mosque in northeastern Afghanistan

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