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31-Aug-2020 Kabul

Peace doesn't mean power sharing deal : Ashraf Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that peace does not mean a power-sharing political deal, but instead the fulfilment of the will of the people which is to end violence and bloodshed in the war-torn country.He made the remarks in a ceremony on Sunday in Kabul...

18-Aug-2020 Kabul

14 rockets hit Kabul on Independence Day, 10 hurt

Fourteen rockets hit a diplomatic district and other neighbourhoods of Kabul on Tuesday injuring a total of 10 people, as Afghanistan marked its 101st Independence Day, a spokesman of the Interior Ministry confirmed."At 9.36 a.m. 14 rounds of rockets were fired...

16-Aug-2020 Kabul

21 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan clashes

At least 21 Taliban militants were killed and seven others injured in clashes that erupted in two Afghan provinces, army authorities said on Sunday.In Badghis province, 12 militants were killed and one injured after an airstrike was launched in support...

03-Aug-2020 Kabul

21 killed in IS Afghan prison attack

Almost 24 hours after a group of at least 20 Islamic State (IS) terrorists attacked a prison in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, 21 people, including students, have been killed and 43 injured in a fierce gun-battle which is still ongoing.Sources in Kabul said...

01-Aug-2020 Kabul

16 killed in Afghan flash floods

At least 16 people were killed in flash floods in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, a senior official said on Saturday.The flash floods took place on Friday night in the Qalatak area following heavy rains, said TOLO News quoted Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman...

23-Jul-2020 Kabul

Afghan forces kill 31 Taliban militants

Afghan security forces killed 31 Taliban militants and injured 15 others in Nangarhar province, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday."The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) were aware of an imminent attack on checkpoints in Qelgho area of...

15-Jul-2020 Kabul

Seven killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Two Afghan soldiers and five Taliban militants were killed, while 11 people from the two sides were wounded during pre-dawn clashes in northern Kunduz province, a local official said on Wednesday."The clashes erupted after Taliban militants stormed joint...

31-Jul-2019 Kabul

34 killed in Afghan road mine explosion

At least 34 people were killed and 17 others wounded when a passenger bus hit a mine placed on a national highway in Afghanistan's Farah province on Wednesday, officials said.The explosion occurred around 6 a.m. when the bus packed with passengers detonated...

28-Jul-2019 Kabul

Only Afghan govt can negotiate with Taliban : Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that only the Afghan government has the authority to negotiate with the Taliban on a peace deal, even as the militant outfit has rejected direct talks with the government.Ghani, who is also a presidential candidate,...

27-Jul-2019 Kabul

4 killed in suicide bombing in Afghanistan

At least four members of the Afghan Security Forces were killed and 20 others wounded in a car bomb explosion in Ghazni province on Saturday morning, reported Tolo news.The blast occurred in Ab Band district of Ghazni at around 4.30 a.m. on Saturday when...

25-Jul-2019 Kabul

5 killed, 16 injured as 3 blasts rock Afghanistan

At least five people were killed and 16 others injured as three blasts rocked Afghanistan's Kabul on Thursday morning, officials said.According to Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi, the first blast at 8.10 a.m. in Police District 16 targeted a mini-bus...

20-Jul-2019 Kabul

24 militants killed in missile strikes in Afghanistan

At least 24 Taliban militants were killed and 17 others injured in guided missile strikes in Afghanistan, military said on Saturday."Based on intelligence reports, 24 Taliban militants were killed and 17 others wounded in guided missile strikes in Uruzgan...

19-Jul-2019 Kabul

9 killed, 33 injured in blast outside Kabul University

At least nine people were killed and 33 others injured after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near a gate of Kabul University here on Friday, officials said.The blast occurred around 7.10 a.m. (local time) near the southern gate of the...

12-Jul-2019 Kabul

Rashid Khan named Afghan captain across all formats

Rashid Khan was on Friday named the captain of the Afghanistan cricket team in across all formats, the cricket board confirmed.Asghar Afghan, who was sacked as captain  ahead of the World Cup, will be Rashid's deputy. Asghar was removed from captaincy...

07-Jul-2019 Kabul

12 killed, 179 injured in Afghan bombing

At least 12 people were killed and 179 others injured on Sunday in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan's Ghazni city. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack."The attack took place in the morning at around 8.30 a.m. near a local base of the...

01-Jul-2019 Kabul

34 killed in Kabul blast, Taliban claim responsibility

At least 34 people were killed and 68 injured after a powerful blast claimed by the Taliban rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul in the morning rush hour on Monday, authorities said.The attack comes when a Taliban delegation and US representatives are carrying...

22-Jun-2019 Kabul

12 militants, 2 security personnel killed in Afghan gunfight

Twelve militants and two security personnel were killed after a clash erupted in Tagab district of Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday.A group of Taliban militants, according to provincial police spokesman Abdul Shaqaeq Shurash, launched offensives on...

02-Jun-2019 Kabul

2 killed, 24 injured in serial bomb blasts in Kabul

Two persons were killed and 24 others injured as serial bomb blasts rocked Kabul on Sunday, an official said.The first explosion occurred at 7.50 a.m. when a bomb attached to a minibus was detonated on a street in western Kabul, a spokesman of the Interior...

31-May-2019 Kabul

5 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

At least five people were killed and seven injured on Friday when a car bomb targeting a convoy of foreign troops exploded in Kabul, Afghan officials said.Kabul Police spokesperson Firdaws Faramarz said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle...

30-May-2019 Kabul

6 dead in suicide attack on Kabul military centre

As many as six people were killed and 16 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a military training centre here on Thursday, officials said.The Islamic State (IS) terror group claimed responsibility for the attack. The suicide attacker...

26-May-2019 Kabul

25 killed in Afghanistan clashes

At least 22 militants, including two Taliban commanders, and three police officers were killed in separate clashes in Afghanistan, authorities said on Sunday.Fifteen militants, including the two commanders, were killed as security forces targeted Taliban...

09-May-2019 Kabul

14 dead in Taliban attack on aid group in Kabul

The death toll of a Taliban attack targeting an international aid group in the Afghan capital jumped to 14 on Thursday, with the militant group warning it would conduct more such strikes to avenge the civilian casualties of counter-insurgency military operations...

05-May-2019 Kabul

Afghan military kills 52 Taliban militants

At least 52 Taliban militants, including two key comanders, were killed by the Afghan Army in Ghazni province, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday."Up to 52 Taliban terrorists  were killed following three separate Afghan National Army commando operations...

05-Mar-2019 kabul

59 killed in Afghanistan floods

At least 59 people were killed and another 143 injured as flash floods struck Afghanistan following heavy rains in the country, officials said on Monday.Kandahar and Helmand provinces were the most affected by the floods that hit the country following heavy...

06-Jan-2019 kabul

40 people killed in Afghan gold mine cave-in

 At least 40 people have been killed as a gold mine caved in on Sunday in northern Afghanistan, authorities said.Ten others were injured in the incident, which happened as they searched for gold in the Kohestan district of Badakhshan province, Afghan parliament...

25-Dec-2018 kabul

Afghan government office attack toll reaches 43

 The death toll of a terrorist attack on a government office here in Afghanistan rose to 43 as many injured succumbed to their injuries, an Afghan Public Health Ministry official said on Tuesday.Earlier reports had put the casualty at 28 civilians, one police...

11-Dec-2018 kabul

6 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan security forces

At least four members of the Afghan security forces and two civilians were killed on Tuesday in a suicide car bombing by Taliban targeting a military convoy in a district of Kabul province.The attack took place in the morning when a suicide bomber detonated...

26-Nov-2018 kabul

18 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack

At least 18 Afghan policemen were killed after the Taliban attacked a convoy in Farah province, an official said on Monday."Militants attacked a police convoy in Juwayn district on Sunday evening. The initial information found that 18 police personnel were...

20-Nov-2018 kabul

Suicide bomb attack in Kabul kills at least 50

A suicide bombing on Tuesday at a hall in Kabul where hundreds of religious scholars had gathered to commemorate the Prophet  Muhammad's birthday left at least 50 people dead and more than 70 others wounded, officials said.The attack was carried out...

12-Nov-2018 Kabul

Suicide blast near Hazara protests in Kabul kills 6

At least six people were killed and 20 others were wounded in a suicide blast here on Monday near a protest site where hundreds of people, mostly members of the persecuted Shia minority Hazara, were demanding more security in the Hazara-dominated central...

08-Nov-2018 Kabul

16 Talibans killed in Afghanistan

Afghan forces killed 16 Taliban militants and injured 19 others while evicting them from several villages in Dand-e-Ghori area in Baghlan province, police said Thursday."The security forces have recaptured several villages including the main base of Taliban...

06-Nov-2018 kabul

Ashraf Ghani inaugurates China-Afghanistan air corridor

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday inaugurated the China-Afghanistan air corridor to boost trade relations between the two neighbouring countries."It is expected that 20 tonnes of pine nuts as the first shipment will be exported to China," said a statement...

31-Oct-2018 Kabul

7 killed in Kabul prison suicide bombing

At least seven people were killed and eight others wounded after a suicide bomber struck a vehicle carrying prison employees on the outskirts of capital on Wednesday, officials said.Kabul police spokesperson Basir Mujahid told Pajhwok Afghan News the suicide...

31-Oct-2018 Kabul

25 killed in Afghan military helicopter crash

At least 25 people, including senior government and Army officials, were killed when a military helicopter crashed due to bad weather in the region bordering Afghanistan's Farah and Herat provinces on Wednesday, authorities said."The 25 people on board...

31-Oct-2018 kabul

6 killed in Kabul prison suicide bombing

At least six people were killed and eight others wounded after a suicide bomber struck a vehicle carrying prison employees in the capital on Wednesday, officials said.Kabul police spokesperson Basir Mujahid told Pajhwok Afghan News the suicide attack occurred...

27-Oct-2018 kabul

6 killed in Afghan suicide bombing

At least six people were killed and 12 injured on Saturday in a Taliban car bomb attack in front of a police base in Afghanistan's Maidan Wardak province.At 8.30 a.m., a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle laden with explosives as a car carrying police personnel...

20-Oct-2018 kabul

5 killed, 118 injured in Afghanistan's polling day violence

At least five people were killed and 118 injured in a series of violent attacks and explosions in Afghanistan as the long-awaited parliamentary elections got underway in the militancy-plagued country on Saturday.In Kabul, blasts killed at least three people...

20-Oct-2018 kabul

1 killed, 47 injured in Afghanistan's polling day bombings

Several blasts were reported from different parts of Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 1 person and wounding 47, as Afghans voted in the long-awaited parliamentary elections.Blasts were reported from Kabul and the provinces of Kapisa and Logar (east),...

14-Oct-2018 kabul

16 killed in 2 attacks on Afghan election campaigns

At least 16 people were killed Saturday and 36 wounded in two attacks against Afghanistan's ongoing parliamentary election campaign ahead of next week's vote, authorities told Efe.The first attack occurred in Takhar province in the country's northeast,...

13-Oct-2018 kabul

12 killed in Afghan election rally blast

At least 12 people were killed after a blast ripped through an election campaign rally in Afghanistan's Takhar province on Saturday, officials said.The motorcycle bomb was detonated in the afternoon targeting the campaign rally of Nazifa Beg Yusufi, a candidate...

12-Sep-2018 kabul

58 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 58 Taliban militants were killed and several others wounded following separate air and ground operations in Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces, officials said on Wednesday.More than 100 Talibans attacked two security posts on Uruzgan province's main...

08-Sep-2018 kabul

15 killed in Afghanistan accident

At least 15 people were killed and 25 others injured when a passenger bus collided with a truck on Saturday in Afghanistan's Kandahar province.According to the police, the accident took place at around 6 a.m. in Hawoz village of Zhari district, reports...

30-Aug-2018 kabul

7 militants killed, 5 injured in Afghan gun battle

At least seven Taliban militants were killed and five injured in a clash with security forces in Afghanistan's Maiwand district, police said on Thursday.The clash, which took place late on Wednesday, flared-up after the militants stormed some security checkpoints...

27-Aug-2018 kabul

Over 50 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Over 50 militants were killed and dozens injured as aircrafts pounded Taliban positions in Afghanistan's Faryab province on Monday, an official said.A group of Taliban militants blocked a road to target military convoys but the government forces in efforts...

31-Jul-2018 kabul

8 killed, 40 injured in Afghan bomb blast

At least eight people were killed and 40 others injured as a roadside bomb blast struck a passenger bus in Afghanistan's Farah province on Tuesday, government officials said.The explosion occurred at around 4.30 a.m. in Lakhshak locality of Bala Buluk district...

26-Jul-2018 Kabul

6 killed in attack on Afghan intelligence convoy

A suicide attack on an Afghan intelligence convoy travelling towards the Afghan capital on Thursday killed at least six people and injured six others, officials said.The attack took place at 5 a.m. in the fifth police district of Kabul when a Taliban suicide...

23-Jul-2018 Kabul

Death toll in suicide attack near Kabul airport climbs to 23

The death toll in a suicide attack near Kabul airport, that took place shortly after a plane carrying Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum had landed, climbed to 23 on Monday while the number of wounded rose to 107.Dostum, who had gone into self-exile to Turkey...

20-Jun-2018 kabul

61 killed in Afghanistan clashes

At least 45 Afghan security forces and 16 militants have been killed after Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in two Afghanistan provinces, authorities said on Wednesday.In one attack, 30 Afghan Army soldiers and 16 Taliban militants were killed...

20-May-2018 kabul

4 Taliban insurgents killed in Afghan air strikes

At least four Taliban insurgents were killed following an Afghan Special Operations Forces-related air strikes in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Sunday."The strikes were conducted against militants of Taliban terrorist outfit in Shahjoy...

19-May-2018 kabul

Afghanistan explosions kill 8, injures 43

At least eight people were killed and 43 wounded in three consecutive explosions during a cricket match in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, media reported on Saturday.The blasts occurred around Friday midnight at Jalalabad's Spinghar cricket stadium where...

15-May-2018 kabul

14 killed in Afghanistan clashes

At least six Afghan security forces and eight Taliban militants were killed on Tuesday after heavy fighting broke out in the country's Farah city.Taliban militants launched a major offensive at around 2.40 a.m. from northern and western neighbourhood of...

06-May-2018 Kabul

Explosion kills 15 in Afghanistan

At least 15 people were killed and dozens more injured on Sunday after an explosion ripped through a mosque in Afghanistan's Khost city.The incident took place in the vicinity of Yaqoobi area targeting a mosque where dozens of people had gathered to obtain...

10-Apr-2018 kabul

15 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

At least 15 militants and two soldiers were killed in clashes between the two sides in Afghanistan's Herat province, a local official said on Tuesday."The clashes occurred after Taliban militants stormed security checkpoints with guns and rockets in remote...

07-Apr-2018 kabul

8 militants killed, 2 Taliban hideouts destroyed in Afghanistan

At least eight militants have been killed and two Taliban hideouts destroyed by Afghan Army in the country's Badakhshan province, officials said on Saturday."Afghan National Army Air Force A-29 military planes on Friday afternoon struck two Taliban hideouts...

04-Apr-2018 Jalalabad

4 IS militants killed in Afghanistan

At least four militants of the Islamic State group were killed following an air strike by the US and NATO-led coalition forces' unmanned plane in Afghanistan, authorities said on Wednesday.The strike occurred at around mid-day on Tuesday after the plane...

31-Mar-2018 Kandahar

30 militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 30 militants have been killed and nearly a dozen others injured as clashes erupted in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, an official said on Saturday.The government forces raided Taliban hideouts in Sara Baghal area of Miwand district on late Friday...

30-Mar-2018 kabul

Afghanistan suicide bombing kills 3

An Afghan provincial council member, along with a local pro-government leader and an attacker, was killed when the latter blew himself up in the country's Kunar province on Friday, a government spokesman said.The explosion occurred in the afternoon after...

25-Mar-2018 kabul

3 killed in Afghan suicide attack

An Afghan civilian and two bombers were killed and seven people injured after an explosion ripped through a mosque in the western province of Herat on Sunday, a provincial police spokesman said.The blast occurred at midday after two suicide bombers tried...

21-Mar-2018 kabul

Kabul bombing near Shiite shrine by IS kills 29

An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 29 people in Kabul who were celebrating the Persian New Year on Wednesday, according to Afghan government officials.Nasrat Rahimi, the deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, initially said that a suicide...

21-Mar-2018 kabul

26 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

At least 26 people were killed and 18 injured in a suicide bombing on Wednesday near a crowd celebrating Nawroz or Persian New Year in Kabul, authorities said.A suicide attacker detonated the bombs he was carrying in his vest around noon between Kabul University...

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