Stories tagged: Afghanistan
Wed., May 9, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Suicide bombers struck two police stations in Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding 17, officials said.
Sun., May 6, 2018, 11:13 a.m.
A bomb blast inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that was being used as a voter registration center killed at least 14 people and wounded 33, officials said on Sunday.
UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
A coordinated double suicide bombing by the Islamic State group hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing at least 25 people, including nine Afghan journalists, officials said.
UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 4:29 p.m.
An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack at a voter registration center in the capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, said …
Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
Three police protecting voter registration centers in two Afghan provinces were killed by militants over a two-day period this week, authorities said Saturday.
Fri., April 6, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Pakistan’s prime minister arrived in Afghanistan on Friday for a day-long visit many see as an effort to ease strained relations between the two neighbors and revive a push for …
Fri., March 23, 2018, 10:35 a.m.
A car bombing outside a sports stadium in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province on Friday killed 13 people and wounded 40 others, an official said.
Fri., March 16, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Mohammed Fawad Mohammadi survived the war in his native Afghanistan, where he served as an interpreter for U.S. military forces. Now he is in a hospital, with part of his …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
The children of Kabul love the blue bus – they rush toward it every time it pulls into their street, eager to come onboard, their young eyes brimming with excitement.
UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 6:20 p.m.
The U.S. is adding military advisers and combat aircraft as part of President Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan war strategy, but Congress appears to be paying little attention.
Fri., March 9, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazaras on Friday, blowing himself up at a police checkpoint near a gathering of the minority Shiites in western Kabul, killing nine …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 9:23 p.m.
An Afghan official says a suicide bomber killed at least one person in an attack in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan’s capital.
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 9 a.m.
Two separate U.S. drone strikes struck a militant compound in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan and a vehicle in Afghanistan, killing 11 militants, mostly from the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network, …
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 2 p.m.
The U.S. is shifting combat and intelligence-gathering aircraft to Afghanistan as part of an intensified focus on the Taliban, now that the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
The discovery of an Islamic State hideout filled with explosives and suicide vests in a poor Kabul neighborhood reflects the failure of Afghanistan’s corruption-wracked government to protect the capital, analysts …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
The Pentagon has ordered an independent federal auditor to stop providing the public with key information about U.S. war efforts in Afghanistan, accelerating a clampdown on data, such as the …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 1:18 p.m.
President Donald Trump told visiting members of the U.N. Security Council on Monday the U.S. would no longer talk with the Taliban following a recent string of deadly attacks in …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 3:22 p.m.
Islamic State militants attacked Afghan soldiers guarding a military academy in the capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 11 troops and wounding 16.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 10:59 p.m.
A suicide bomber drove an ambulance into a commercial area by pretending to be carrying a patient to a hospital and then detonated his explosives at a checkpoint near the …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 12:44 p.m.
Militants stormed the offices of Save the Children in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing four people and triggering a shootout with police that lasted almost 10 hours, provincial officials and …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 7:39 a.m.
Multiple American citizens were among the dead and wounded in the Taliban’s 13-hour siege of an upscale hotel in the capital Kabul over the weekend that left 22 dead, the …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:22 a.m.
Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel recounted on Monday the ordeal of the deadly, 13-hours-long weekend standoff that claimed 18 lives, including 14 foreigners.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 12:22 p.m.
Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:44 p.m.
The United States urged Pakistan on Friday not to give sanctuary to “terrorist organizations” – and Pakistan demanded that the Trump administration address safe havens inside Afghanistan and its income …
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018
U.S. Special Forces soldiers are supposed to slip into and out of secret missions without making the evening news. “12 Strong” tells just one of those extraordinary stories, fought in …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 8:44 a.m.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the Trump administration’s policy in Afghanistan is working, saying talks between the government and the Taliban are closer than ever before.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
The top American commander for the Middle East wants a more aggressive Afghan military pressuring Taliban and other insurgents over the normally quieter months of Afghanistan’s winter, and then quickly …
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed fighting in eastern Afghanistan.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
An Islamic State suicide bomber struck a Shiite cultural center in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 41 people and underscoring the extremist group’s growing reach in Afghanistan even as …
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
A suicide bomber struck Monday near an office of the Afghan intelligence service in the capital, Kabul, killing at least six people, including a woman in a passing vehicle, officials …