Articles Tagged 'Kabul'

Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds

Months of research across the country show how areas the Taliban threaten or control have surged since foreign combat troops left in 2014. The Afghan… READ MORE

Gunmen kill Red Cross workers in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan—Gunmen killed six employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, a spokesman for the aid group said.… READ MORE

BREAKING: American Univ. in Kabul under attack; hospital official says at least 1 dead, 14 wounded; students tweeting they’re trapped

August 24, 2016

DEVELOPING: At least one student died and 14 other people were hurt Wednesday after a “complex attack” involving bombs and gunfire at American University of… READ MORE

80 dead in Islamic State suicide bombing in Kabul

by Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY
July 24, 2016

At least 80 people were killed and 231 injured Saturday when suicide bombers attacked a large demonstration in the Afghan capital of Kabul, according to… READ MORE

Taliban, warlords keeps Afghanistan’s vast wealth from hands of Kabul

October 23, 2015

Deep within the rocky landscape of Afghanistan lies an estimated $1 trillion in mineral wealth — including rubies, emeralds and rare earth minerals — that… READ MORE

Militants killed after audacious attack on Kabul airport

Kabul | Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday in one of the most audacious assaults on the facility, used by both civilians and the military, in a year. The attack on the airport comes at a time of great uncertainty for Afghanistan as votes from the second round of a disputed… READ MORE

Taliban attack election commission HQ in Kabul ahead of vote

KABUL | Taliban insurgents attacked the Independent Election Commission headquarters in Kabul on Saturday, staff and police said, in the their third big assault on the capital this week aimed at derailing the April 5 presidential election. Afghan security forces battled the militants for about five hours, while frightened IEC staff and eight international United Nations employees took refuge in… READ MORE

Afghan Taliban attack in Kabul throws peace talks into further doubt

KABUL | Taliban militants attacked key buildings near Afghanistan’s presidential palace and the U.S. CIA headquarters in Kabul, a brazen assault that could derail attempts for peace talks to end 12 years of war. The Taliban, who have said they are willing to take part in talks with the United States and Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s administration, said they launched… READ MORE

Suicide bomber kills nine Afghans in Kabul during Hagel visit

KABUL | A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Defence Ministry gate in Kabul on Saturday killing nine civilians during a visit to Afghanistan by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, underlining the insurgent threat as NATO troops prepare to leave. Hagel was nowhere near the explosion, said a spokesman for Afghanistan’s NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). A U.S.… READ MORE

Twin suicide bomb attack kills 12 in east Afghanistan

September 1, 2012
From Reuters KABUL | A twin suicide bomb attack targeted a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eight civilians and four Afghan policemen, local officials said.
A spokesman for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said no one from the alliance was killed in the attack, which happened in Wardak province’s Sayed Abad district.
“The truck bomb… READ MORE

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