Hundreds hold anti-U.S. protests in Afghanistan

Hundreds of Afghans carried anti-American banners on Friday to protest against a U.S. drone strike that Washington says killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri this month. The protests were launched a day after the Taliban said their government had no information about Zawahiri “entering and living” in capital city Kabul and warned the United States… Read More Hundreds hold anti-U.S. protests in Afghanistan

At least three dead as Taliban militants open fire on protesters in Afghan city of Jalalabad

At least three people were killed in anti-Taliban protests in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, witnesses said, as the militant group tried to set up a government and Western countries stepped up evacuations of diplomats and civilians. More than a dozen people were injured after Taliban militants opened fire on protesters in the… Read More At least three dead as Taliban militants open fire on protesters in Afghan city of Jalalabad

At least six dead following protests over food distribution in Afghanistan

At least six were killed when protesters angry over what they see as unfair food aid distribution during the coronavirus pandemic clashed with police in Afghanistan’s western Ghor province on Saturday, according to officials. Four civilians and two police officers died in the incident, according Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior. “A delegation… Read More At least six dead following protests over food distribution in Afghanistan

Several dead as suicide attack hits funeral ceremony in Afghan capital

A series of blasts in Kabul on Saturday killed at least 19 people at a funeral for one of the victims of clashes between police and protesters a day before. The latest explosions continued a wave of violence in the capital since a devastating truck bomb on Wednesday. Saturday’s blasts shattered an uneasy calm which… Read More Several dead as suicide attack hits funeral ceremony in Afghan capital

Several killed as protesters demanding resignation of Afghan government clash with police

Protesters demanding the resignation of the Afghan government after this week’s devastating truck-bomb clashed with riot police on Friday in a confrontation that resulted in at least four dead. The violent protests added to pressure on President Ashraf Ghani’s fragile and divided government, which has been powerless to stop a string of attacks in the… Read More Several killed as protesters demanding resignation of Afghan government clash with police