Stories tagged: Afghanistan
Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Anger and sorrow grip Kabul after devastating bombing in diplomatic zone
Afghanistan joined in both anger and sorrow Thursday amid the aftermath in bomb-shattered Kabul, as mourners buried the dead and officials grappled with questions over how to confront a seemingly …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
Truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital
A suicide attacker struck the fortified heart of the Afghan capital with a massive truck bomb Wednesday, killing 90 people, wounding 400 and raising new fears about the government’s ability …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Explosion in diplomatic area of Kabul kills, wounds dozens
A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, causing casualties and sending a huge plume of smoke over the Afghan capital. At least 50 …
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car bomb attack
At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Surprise attack by the Taliban kills 25 Afghan police officers
Afghanistan-Taliban militants launched surprise attacks against police checkpoints in southern Afghanistan and killed at least 25 officers, officials said Sunday
Sat., May 20, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Afghan Vice President Dostum flies to Turkey under questioned circumstances
Afghanistan’s controversial first vice president, who has been under investigation and virtual house arrest for months on accusations of assault, flew to Turkey on Saturday for “medical tests,” according to …
Fri., May 19, 2017
Goodman: Look at all high crimes and misdemeanors
What if Donald Trump were actually held responsible for real crimes: killing civilians in drone strikes, forcing refugees to suffer or die by refusing asylum, or driving the planet headlong …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
Brad Pitt on hubris, ‘War Machine’ and having ‘no secrets’
Pitt’s comments came in an interview last week in which the actor discussed his life, and his upcoming Netflix film “War Machine,” which takes a satirical look at the war …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Afghans relieved, worried by emerging Trump policy of increased troops
The emerging signs that the Trump administration may send thousands more U.S. troops to Afghanistan are generating a variety of reactions here, including relief at a signal of strong commitment …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Pakistan, Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes
Pakistan said Sunday its forces killed at least 50 Afghan troops and destroyed five checkpoints in clashes along the disputed border two days earlier, while Afghanistan dismissed the account, saying …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Pakistan-Afghan border cross-fire kills 15 on both sides
Backed by artillery, Afghan security forces fired across the border on Pakistani census workers and troops escorting them on Friday, killing nine and drawing a response from the military, Pakistan …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
U.S. military launches investigation into deaths of Army Rangers, citing potential friendly fire
The Army has launched an investigation into the deaths of two elite Army Rangers in Afghanistan early Thursday, saying they may have been killed in a friendly-fire incident during a …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Taliban announce spring offensive, vow to build institutions
The Afghan Taliban announced the beginning of their spring offensive on Friday, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on international coalition and Afghan …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Two U.S. troops killed in eastern Afghanistan
The Pentagon says two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan overnight Wednesday.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Top officials say U.S. must confront Russia for arming Taliban
The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack
Afghanistan’s army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, …
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital
President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
At least 140 dead after Taliban attack on a key Afghan army base, officials say
Authorities on Saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern Afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Afghan official: Army compound attacked by gunmen, 8 dead
Gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a military compound in the Balkh province, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 11 others, an Afghan government official said Friday.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Army should factor PTSD in discharge decisions, veterans’ lawsuit claims
A federal lawsuit alleges the U.S. Army has issued less-than-honorable discharges for potentially thousands of service members without adequately considering the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Afghan official: Massive U.S. bomb death toll rises to 94
The number of militants killed in an attack by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has risen to 94, an Afghan official said Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
‘Mother of all bombs’ killed 36 Islamic State fighters, officials say
The attack on a tunnel complex in remote eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military left 36 Islamic State militants dead and …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 7:42 p.m.
U.S. drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan
U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped a 22,000-pound bomb on Islamic State forces in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the Pentagon announced, using the largest non-nuclear bomb ever employed in combat.
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
US soldier killed fighting the Islamic State in Afghanistan
A U.S. soldier was killed fighting the Islamic State offshoot in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Twitter on Saturday.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
As war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia resurrects interest
As America’s effort to end 16 years of war in Afghanistan yields little progress, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the “graveyard of empires.” The jockeying includes engaging the …
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Pentagon: U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan kills al-Qaida leader
Qari Yasin, a Qaida leader, was killed during a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan earlier this month, the defense department said Saturday in Washington, D.C.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Aid group says millions of Afghan children are not in school
Nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Taliban attack Afghan checkpoint, kill 6 intelligence forces
A suicide car bomb targeted a checkpoint in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, killing at least six members of an intelligence unit, an Afghan official said Tuesday.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
Afghan soldier opens fire on U.S. service members, wounding 3
Three American service members were wounded Sunday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them at a base in the country’s southern Helmand province, U.S. officials said.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
As death toll in hospital attack soars to 50, Afghanistan investigates whether it was an inside job
KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan defense ministry said Wednesday that two dozen army personnel have been arrested for questioning following the security breach that allowed four assailants to enter the …