Stories tagged: afghanistan
UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018
Seven years ago, Marine Nick Montez was unexpectedly ripped away from his bomb-sniffing dog after returning from deployment in Afghanistan. Now, he’s preparing for a heartfelt reunion following years of …
Mon., June 11, 2018
A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of an Afghan government building Monday, killing at least 13 people the day before a truce with Taliban insurgents is supposed …
Sat., June 9, 2018
The Afghan Taliban announced a three-day cease-fire over the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a first for the group, following an earlier cease-fire …
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018
The U.S. will intensify combat against the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan during the Kabul government’s temporary halt to attacks on the Taliban, senior U.S. officials said Friday.
Mon., May 28, 2018
Memorial Day is a time to remember the people who died while serving in the military. Monuments are just one way to remember the dead, yet what those memorials represent, …
UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018
President Donald Trump has awarded the Medal of Honor to a Navy SEAL who oversaw a daring assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop in 2002.
Sun., May 13, 2018
Militants attacked a provincial government building in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 10 people, officials said.
Wed., May 9, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …