6 dead, 7 wounded after bombing in Kabul, Afghan official says – National

Two bombs exploded in quick succession in separate locations in a west Kabul neighbourhood late Tuesday, killing at least six people and wounding seven others, an Afghan government spokesman said. The bombings, both targeting minivans, happened in a mostly ethnic Hazara area of the capital, said deputy Interior Ministry spokesman Said Hamid Rushan. The […]

US to hand Bagram base to Afghan forces in 20 days, says official

The US military will hand over its main Bagram Air Base to Afghan forces in about 20 days, an official said Tuesday, as Washington presses on with withdrawing the last of its troops from the country. The vast base, built by the Soviets in the 1980s, is the biggest military facility used by US and […]

Pakistan will not support return of Taliban to power: Afghan President

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that Pakistan will not support the return of the Afghan Taliban to power after the US troop’s withdrawal. Concerns are growing about the Afghan military’s ability to defend the capital and other areas under its control without the support of the international troops. Over the last few days, […]

25 dead, 52 injured after explosion near Afghan school in Kabul: officials – National

An explosion near a school in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more, the interior ministry said. Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said at least 52 people, most of them students, were injured in the blast. He did not specify the cause or the target of the […]

Roaring tanker fire kills 7, injures 14 in Afghan capital

A searing blaze that roared through dozens of fuel tankers on the northern edge of the Afghan capital of Kabul killed seven people and injured 14 others, the Interior Ministry said Sunday. Investigators were combing through the tankers that lay in smoldering ruins and a gas station caught in the flames that lit up the […]

Zalmay Khalilzad resumes Afghan peace mission

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad has resumed his mission ahead of an international conference in Turkey on Afghan peace process, the State Department said. During this trip, Ambassador Khalilzad will build on recent efforts by regional and international partners to encourage the two Afghan parties to accelerate their negotiations to end […]

4 killed after roadside bomb hits bus carrying Afghan gov’t employees in Kabul – National

Four people were killed and nine wounded when a roadside bomb hit a bus carrying Afghan government employees in Kabul on Thursday, while nine Afghan security force members died in a helicopter crash late on Wednesday, officials said. The blast hit a bus which was rented by the Afghan Ministry of Information and Technology […]

11 Afghan rights activists, media workers killed since start of negotiations: UN

A United Nations report released on Monday said no fewer than 11 human rights defenders and media workers were killed in targeted attacks in Afghanistan from the 12 September 2020 start of peace negotiations through to 31 January 2021. The period following the start of Intra-Afghan negotiations in Qatar in September 2020 has witnessed a […]

At least 34 dead after 2 separate suicide bombings, Afghan officials say – National

At least 34 people were killed on Sunday in two separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan that targeted a military base and a provincial chief, officials said. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks, which took place as Afghan government representatives and the Taliban hold face-to-face talks in Qatar for the first […]