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Afghanistan

Taliban agrees for Eid ceasefire with Afghan govt, foreign occupiers exempted

Taliban agreed to three-day ceasefire with Afghan forces but said that its fighters would 'strongly defend' themselves if attacked.

09 Jun 2018 11:48 AM

Afghan govt announces week-long ceasefire with Taliban for Eid

Ceasefire with Taliban to last from 27th of Ramadan until 5th day of Eid, though operations against other groups including IS to continue.

07 Jun 2018 4:28 PM

IS claims responsibility for Kabul attack on Afghan clerics

At least 7 people were dead, 20 were wounded, which came shortly after the body of religious leaders issued decree against suicide attacks.

05 Jun 2018 2:39 PM

Suicide blast kills 8 near gathering of top clerics in Kabul

Shortly before attack, clerics issued Islamic ruling, or fatwa, declaring that suicide attacks are 'haram' — forbidden under Islamic law.

04 Jun 2018 2:10 PM

Taliban suicide bomb attack kills 3 police, wounds 12 others in Afghanistan

The attack began when suicide bomber detonated vehicle full of explosives close to police building.

30 May 2018 1:52 PM

Multiple blasts at Afghanistan stadium kill at least 8: officials

The blasts occurred at a football stadium in the city that was hosting a cricket match at the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

19 May 2018 8:36 AM

Series of huge explosions, gunshots reported in Kabul

A series of huge explosions rock Kabul followed by gunshots, news agency AFP reported.

09 May 2018 1:52 PM

Taliban attack Afghan police patrol in Kandahar, killing 5 officers

A spokesperson in Kandahar says nine other police were wounded in Sunday’s attack in Marouf district near the border with Pakistan.

07 May 2018 1:31 PM

Seven Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghanistan's Bhaglan: police

It is not known who is responsible for the kidnapping or whether a ransom has been sought for their release.

06 May 2018 4:22 PM

Afghan president launches new ID cards amid row over ethnicity

The much delayed 'e-tezkera' system, named after the local term for identity cards, is intended to reduce fraud and much more.

03 May 2018 5:14 PM

Journalists among 21 dead in twin suicide blasts in Kabul, IS claims attack

The first explosion was close to buildings of NDS intelligence service, followed by one outside ministry of urban development and housing.

30 Apr 2018 10:36 AM

Afghan children set off unexploded mortar round, 3 dead

Afghanistan is littered with land mines and unexploded munitions left over from decades of war, which kill and wound hundreds of people.

29 Apr 2018 4:31 PM

Afghan media safety in question as gunmen shoot journo dead on way to work

Abdul Manan Arghand, who worked for Kabul News TV, was shot by gunmen as he was driving his car, police spokesman Zia Durani said.

25 Apr 2018 4:38 PM

For more than a decade, Afghan girl disguised as ‘son’ her parents wanted

With 5 sisters and no brothers, Sitara lives by gender-twisting custom known as 'bacha poshi', which refers to a girl 'dressed as a boy'.

23 Apr 2018 12:11 PM

Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 31

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the blast, the group’s Amaq news agency said.

22 Apr 2018 1:56 PM

Militants kill 11 policemen in western Afghanistan

Taliban militants ambushed a checkpoint in western Afghanistan, killing at least nine policemen, officials said on Friday.

13 Apr 2018 3:19 PM

Taliban claim attack on Afghan government post, killing 18

The assault killed three top local officials the district's governor, intelligence chief and deputy police chief.

12 Apr 2018 2:17 PM

4 children among 6 killed in Afghanistan blast; 9 minors injured

The explosion happened near a mosque in Shindand district.

09 Apr 2018 8:43 PM

Busy bees turn Afghan schoolgirl into an entrepreneur

Since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the lives and status of women in society have improved significantly.

07 Apr 2018 6:25 PM

Kabul: 26 killed, 18 injured after suicide blast near Shi’ite mosque

The blast happened as people in the Afghan capital celebrated Navroz or Nawruz marking the start of the Persian new year.

21 Mar 2018 2:36 PM