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

Six dead, injured following suicide bomb attack at entrance of Afghan military training center

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a military training center in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding six, police and security officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on its Amaq news agency. One official, who spoke on condition of… Read More Six dead, injured following suicide bomb attack at entrance of Afghan military training center

Cleric, two others killed following bomb explosion at mosque in Afghanistan

A bomb exploded in a mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, during Friday prayers, officials said, killing three people including a senior preacher and wounding at least 20 men who had gathered for worship. The preacher, Samiullah Raihan, was a supporter of the Western-backed Afghan government which Taliban militants are trying to bring down. He… Read More Cleric, two others killed following bomb explosion at mosque in Afghanistan

Seven dead, dozens injured as Taliban militants attack police headquarters in northern Afghanistan

At least seven people were killed and 55 wounded after a Taliban suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car at a police headquarters in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, with officials saying clashes between gunmen and security forces continued. An interior ministry official in Kabul said the bomber blew up a Humvee loaded with explosives at the… Read More Seven dead, dozens injured as Taliban militants attack police headquarters in northern Afghanistan

Gunmen attack communications ministry in Afghanistan

Gunmen attacked the communications ministry in the center of Kabul on Saturday, interrupting months of relative calm in the Afghan capital and underlining security threats that have continued despite efforts to open peace talks with the Taliban. Saturday’s attack began shortly before midday with an explosion at the entrance to the multi-storey building housing the… Read More Gunmen attack communications ministry in Afghanistan

Three dead, nineteen injured following double explosions in eastern Aghanistan

Twin explosions on Saturday in the eastern Afghanistan city of Jalalabad killed three people and injured 19 others, a government spokesman said. Two children and eight security forces were among the casualties, said Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial government. It was not clear what caused the explosions. No group took immediate responsibility. Islamic… Read More Three dead, nineteen injured following double explosions in eastern Aghanistan

Four dead, several injured following two explosions at Farmers Day celebration in Afghanistan

Two explosions went off at a celebration in a stadium in the Afghan city of Lashkar Gah on Saturday, killing four people and wounding 31, government officials said. The blasts came during a Farmers Day celebration in the southern city that was attended by nearly 1,000 people. The governor of Helmand province, Mohammad Yasin Khan,… Read More Four dead, several injured following two explosions at Farmers Day celebration in Afghanistan