Fifteen dead, dozens injured following truck bomb blast in Afghanistan

Attackers set off a truck bomb in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, according to provincial officials, as violence continues in the war-torn nation despite peace talks taking place in Qatar. Attaullah Khugyani, a spokesman for the provincial government, said the number of casualties, most of whom… Read More Fifteen dead, dozens injured following truck bomb blast in Afghanistan

Three dead as bombs explode outside jail compound in eastern Afghanistan

An attack claimed by Islamic State on a jail compound in the Afghan city of Jalalabad killed at least three people and injured dozens, triggering heavy fighting in which scores of prisoners escaped, an official said. Sohrab Qaderi, a provincial council member, said a huge car bomb explosion was followed by at least two smaller… Read More Three dead as bombs explode outside jail compound in eastern Afghanistan

Journalist, technician killed following bomb attack in Afghanistan

Islamic State claimed responsibility for Saturday’s bomb explosion that killed an Afghan journalist and a technician in minibus carrying employees of a local television station in Kabul. At least seven people were wounded in the evening rush hour attack. Pictures showed a white minibus with extensive damage to its front. “Our colleagues Mir Wahed Shah,… Read More Journalist, technician killed following bomb attack in Afghanistan

Seven dead, dozens injured following Taliban car bomb attack in Afghanistan

Taliban fighters detonated a car bomb on Monday near an Afghan intelligence agency installation in the central province of Ghazni, killing at least seven people and wounding 40, officials and the Taliban insurgents said. The blast, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when tens of thousands of Afghans are fasting, is the latest in… Read More Seven dead, dozens injured following Taliban car bomb attack in Afghanistan

Thirty dead following Taliban suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan

Taliban suicide attackers killed at least 30 people in Afghanistan on Tuesday, their deadliest bombing taking place near an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani, although he was unhurt. The attacks happened 11 days before Afghanistan’s presidential elections, which Taliban commanders have vowed to violently disrupt, and follow collapsed peace talks between the United States… Read More Thirty dead following Taliban suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan

Twelve dead, scores injured as Taliban militants attack police headquarters in Afghanistan

Twelve people were killed and more than 80 wounded when Taliban fighters detonated two car bombs at a gate outside police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Thursday, police and medical officials and the Taliban said. After the blasts, militant gunman opened fire from nearby positions and members of the security forces were… Read More Twelve dead, scores injured as Taliban militants attack police headquarters in Afghanistan

Eleven dead, dozens injured as bus conveying pilgrims sets off landmine in southern Afghanistan

At least 11 pilgrims including seven children were killed and on Monday when their vehicle set off a landmine in southern Afghanistan, local government and health officials said. The blast happened in the Khakrez district of Kandahar province at around midday, said Hayatullah Hayat, a spokesman for Kandahar’s governor. A senior health official said 22… Read More Eleven dead, dozens injured as bus conveying pilgrims sets off landmine in southern Afghanistan