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

Death toll from Afghan school blast rises to fifty-eight

The death toll from an explosion outside a school in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul has risen to 58, Afghan officials said on Sunday, with doctors struggling to provide medical care to at least 150 injured. The bombing on Saturday evening shook the city’s Shi’ite Muslim neighbourhood of Dasht-e-Barchi. The community, a religious minority in Afghanistan, has… Read More Death toll from Afghan school blast rises to fifty-eight

At least fifty-five dead, scores injured following multiple explosions at school in Afghanistan

Explosions caused by a car bomb and mortars outside a school in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least 55 people and wounded over 150, mostly female students, officials said, in an attack President Ashraf Ghani blamed on Taliban insurgents. A senior security official said on condition of anonymity that most of the… Read More At least fifty-five dead, scores injured following multiple explosions at school in 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