World Mar 06Suicide blast in eastern Afghanistan kills at least 17
Militants in Afghanistan set off a suicide blast and stormed a construction company near the airport in Jalalabad.
World Feb 05Taliban attack kills 26 members of Afghan security forces
The raid on the base in northern Kunduz province came as representatives of the Taliban were to hold meetings in Moscow with prominent Afghan figures.
World Jan 28‘Significant progress’ made toward Afghanistan peace deal, U.S. envoy says
American and Taliban officials have reportedly agreed to the framework of a peace deal with the insurgents.
World Jan 22Taliban attack kills dozens at Afghan military base
A suicide bomber drove an armored Humvee packed with explosives at the base in eastern Maidan Wardak province on Monday, a severe blow to the government that already has lost control of nearly half of the country to the insurgents.
World Nov 20Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital
A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of hundreds of Islamic scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people as Muslims around the world marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.
World Oct 20Chaotic Afghan parliamentary polls draw to a close
Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, already three years overdue, ended as chaotically as they began with even the Independent Election Commission uncertain of how many of the estimated 21,000 polling stations closed by 4 p.m. local time, the original closing time.
World Aug 20Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack
Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for the troops after weeks of unrelenting…
World Jun 17Suicide bomber targets Afghans celebrating truce, killing 18
The bomber on Saturday targeted a gathering of Taliban fighters who were celebrating a three-day truce coinciding with the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
World Jun 09Taliban announce cease-fire over Eid holiday for 1st time
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 announcement by the government.
World Apr 30Double suicide bombing in Afghanistan kills 25 people, including 9 journalists
The attack was the latest in a relentless string of deadly large-scale bombings and assaults that have struck Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan so far this year.