Dozens killed, injured as suicide attack rocks mosque in eastern Afghanistan

A suicide blast at a mosque in an army base in eastern Afghanistan on Friday killed at least 26 people and wounded 50, security officials in the area said, although there was no immediate claim of responsibility. One security official said the victims had gathered for Friday prayers at the mosque in the Ismail Khel… Read More Dozens killed, injured as suicide attack rocks mosque in eastern Afghanistan

One dead, five injured as militants launch coordinated attacks in Afghan capital Kabul

Gunmen set off at least three explosions in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday and then battled security forces from buildings they occupied in the latest in a spate of violence to rock the city. Six wounded were brought into the trauma hospital run by Italian medical aid group Emergency, of whom one was dead… Read More One dead, five injured as militants launch coordinated attacks in Afghan capital Kabul

Thirteen dead, dozens injured as bomb attack hits voters registration centre in Afghanistan

​A blast at a voter registration centre in Afghanistan’s restive east on Sunday killed at least 13 people and wounded 33, a health official said, capping a bloody week in the war-torn country. The bomb had been placed in a tent being used to register voters on the grounds of a mosque, marking the latest… Read More Thirteen dead, dozens injured as bomb attack hits voters registration centre in Afghanistan

Scores dead, injured as car bomb attack hits Afghanistan capital Kabul

A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded about 158 in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday when it blew up at a police checkpoint. It came just days after a deadly attack on one of the most prominent hotels in the city. The Taliban claimed responsibility for Saturday’s suicide… Read More Scores dead, injured as car bomb attack hits Afghanistan capital Kabul

One dead, several injured as bus explodes in Afghan capital city

An explosion in the center of the Afghan capital Kabul destroyed a bus carrying employees of one of the country’s biggest telecoms firms on Monday, killing at least one person and wounding eight, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said. Security forces surrounded the smoking remains of the bus, which appeared to be completely burned out.… Read More One dead, several injured as bus explodes in Afghan capital city

Dozens dead, injured as bus collides with fuel tanker in Afghanistan

Dozens of Afghan travelers were killed when their bus collided with a fuel tanker in Zabul province early Sunday. At least 36 people were killed and 36 others injured, according to Gul Islam Sial, provincial spokesman for Zabul province, which is in the south of the country and neighbors Kandahar. The collision occurred on Sunday… Read More Dozens dead, injured as bus collides with fuel tanker in Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban leader, Akhtar Mansour believed to have been killed in U.S. airstrike

The Afghan Taliban leader is believed to have been killed by an airstrike carried out by the United States in a remote area just inside the Pakistan border. The operation is likely to sink any immediate prospect for peace talks. If confirmed, the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour may open up a battle for succession… Read More Afghan Taliban leader, Akhtar Mansour believed to have been killed in U.S. airstrike