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  • newKhost border police chief killed, 5 injured in bomb attack

    Khost border police chief killed, 5 injured in bomb attack

    By Mohammad Haroon on 24 May 2016KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The border police chief for southern Khost province, bordering Pakistan’s tribal region of Parachinar, was killed in a bomb blast on Tuesday, an official said.A security official, who wished…
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  • newTechnical survey of Laghman hydropower dam completed
    By Obaidullah Baidar on 24 May 2016MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Technical survey for the Watan Gato power dam in the eastern province of Laghman has been completed, an official on Tuesday.After people’s repeated demand and efforts of the provincial admin…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 16, 5:27pm -
  • President Ghani returns from Tehran, meets Rouhani & Modi

    President Ghani returns from Tehran, meets Rouhani & Modi

    By Azizullah Hamdard on 24 May 2016KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani, who had traveled to Iran for signing the trilateral Chabahar transit agreement, returned to Kabul on Tuesday, his office said.A statement from the Presidential Palace said…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 16, 5:26pm -
  • Work on construction of 16 canals launched in Logar
    By Abdul Maqsood Azizi on 24 May 2016PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Work on constructing canals, a cost of 286 million afs project, was launched in central Logar province on Tuesday, officials said.Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development Naseer Ahm…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 16, 5:25pm -
  • Taliban expected to name Mullah Mansour’s successor today
    By Syed Mudassir Ali Shah on 24 May 2016PESHAWAR (Pajhwok):The Taliban leadership council is expected to name the movement’s new supreme leader on Tuesday (today), a Pakistan-based newspaper reported.Since Mullah Akhtar Mansour’s death in a US…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 16, 5:23pm -
  • $3.7m plans on cards to promote education in 17 provinces

    $3.7m plans on cards to promote education in 17 provinces

    By on 24 May 2016KABUL (Pajhwok): Six projects worth $3.7 million will be implemented to enhance the capacity of education staff, students and provide equipment for schoolsin 17 provinces of the country.A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was sign…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 16, 5:22pm -
  • Mansour was planning attack against US forces: Pentagon

    Mansour was planning attack against US forces: Pentagon

    By Lalit K Jha on 24 May 2016WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Mullah Akhtar Mansour was planning “eminent action” against US and coalition forces inside Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Monday, describing its airstrike against the Taliban leader as “def…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 16, 5:21pm -
  • Delay in handover of apartments: Senate summons minister
    By Navid Ahmad Barekzai on 24 May 2016KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday panned the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) for a delay in distribution of Khwaja Rawash Township apartments to owners.Farhad Sakhi, first deputy chairman, sai…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 16, 5:19pm -
  • Ground more paved for peace than ever before: Nicholson

    Ground more paved for peace than ever before: Nicholson

    By Basher Ahmad Naadim on 24 May 2016KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): NATO and US forces top commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson on Tuesday said the ground for peace was more paved than ever before in Afghanistan.Nicholson, who arrived in Kandahar…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 16, 5:17pm -
  • 4 civilians dead in Kandahar roadside bombing
    By on 24 May 2016KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Four civilians were killed and five others wounded in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Kandahar on Tuesday, an official said.Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, said the casualties ha…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 16, 5:15pm -

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  • new500kV Power Project Commission Proposes Salang Route

    500kV Power Project Commission Proposes Salang Route

    The commission tasked by President Ashraf Ghani to review the controversial 500kV power line project on Tuesday evening delivered its findings and recommended the line run through Salang as originally planned.According to the commission, after revi…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 16, 5:52pm -
  • TOLOnews 6pm News 24 May 2016

    TOLOnews 6pm News 24 May 2016

    Top news in this Bulletin:The death of the Taliban's leader in a U.S drone strike has scrambled discussions between the U.S military and the White House over whether to let American troops once again conduct offensive operations against the insurgen…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 16, 4:45pm -
  • SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Khalilzad Discusses Afghanistan Post-Bonn Conference

    SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Khalilzad Discusses Afghanistan Post-Bonn Conference

    In this special interview, host Lotfullah Najafizada discusses Afghanistan's journey after the 2001 Bonn Conference, among other issues, with former U.S ambassador to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad.Khalilzad also discusses his latest book "The Envoy…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 16, 4:35pm -
  • Soldiers Rescued From Siege Speak Of Their Ordeal

    Soldiers Rescued From Siege Speak Of Their Ordeal

    Commander Juma Gul Mobarez, who along with his 50 soldiers resisted a siege by the Taliban in Baghlan province for ten days, said that they killed several Taliban commanders in this time and also ended the siege."We were in a lower (part of a) hill,…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 16, 4:09pm -
  • India To Deliver More Planes To Afghanistan

    India To Deliver More Planes To Afghanistan

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani in Tehran that New Delhi is ready to hand over more helicopters to the Afghan Air Force, said the president's deputy spokesman Sayed Zafar Hashemi."India's Prime…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 May 16, 3:40pm -
  • Afghan Drama Wins Cannes Film Festival Award

    Afghan Drama Wins Cannes Film Festival Award

    An Afghan film, Wolf and Sheep, which is about poverty and the poor living conditions in a remote village in Afghanistan, has won an award at this year's Cannes Festival.Director of the film, Shahrbano Sadat, said the movie also talks about stories…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 May 16, 3:14pm -
  • Jihadi Leaders Predict A Further Rift Among Taliban

    Jihadi Leaders Predict A Further Rift Among Taliban

    A number of prominent Jihadi leaders on Tuesday said they foresee further rifts developing among the Taliban, following the death of their leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour.The analysts said they believe that a number of Mansour's followers wil…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 May 16, 3:03pm -
  • Mansour Reportedly A Frequent Visitor To Dubai

    Mansour Reportedly A Frequent Visitor To Dubai

    If you were a frequent flyer traveling between Karachi and Dubai between 2006 and 2012 it is possible you may have rubbed shoulders with or sat next to Mullah Akhtar Mansour, reports Geo.tv.Mansour, also known at this stage as Wali Muhammad, travel…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 May 16, 2:52pm -
  • U.S Military Wants More Power To Strike Taliban

    U.S Military Wants More Power To Strike Taliban

    The death of the Taliban's leader in a U.S drone strike has scrambled discussions between the U.S military and the White House over whether to let American troops once again conduct offensive operations against the insurgent group in Afghanistan, re…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 May 16, 1:12pm -
  • Indian PM To Inaugurate Salma Dam

    Indian PM To Inaugurate Salma Dam

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate Salma Dam, a massive dam built and funded by India in Herat province.Located in the Chesth-e-Sharif district, the hydro-electric project, which is on the Hari Rud river, is expected to b…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 May 16, 12:59pm -

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  • Removing Mansoor eliminates one roadblock to peace in Afghanistan: Carter

    Removing Mansoor eliminates one roadblock to peace in Afghanistan: Carter

    The US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said one roadblock to peace in Afghanistan has been eliminated with the removal of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor from the battlefield. “Protecting American forces wherever they are in the world will always be one of…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 16, 4:33pm -
  • Ghani issues new decree as TUTAP review commission submit findings

    Ghani issues new decree as TUTAP review commission submit findings

    President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issued a new decree following the conclusion of a review commission to study the route for the 500kV transmission line. The presidential decree states that a 220kW double circuit power line will be transmitted from fro…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 May 16, 4:09pm -
  • No specific timeframe for the conclusion of peace deal with Hezb-e-Islami: ARG

    No specific timeframe for the conclusion of peace deal with Hezb-e-Islami: ARG

    The Presidential Palace announced Tuesday that there is no specific timeframe for the conclusion of peace deal with Hezb-e-Islami led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Deputy presidential spokesman Syed Zafar Hashemi told reporters that peace process is always…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 May 16, 2:37pm -
  • killing of Mullah Mansoor may lead to more fighting, suicide attacks: Noor

    killing of Mullah Mansoor may lead to more fighting, suicide attacks: Noor

    The acting provincial governor of northern Balkh province of Afghanistan Ata Mohammad Noor has said the killing of Taliban supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor may lead to more fighting and suicide attacks in coming weeks. In an interview with Reuter…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 May 16, 11:04am -
  • India mulling to deliver more helicopters to Afghanistan

    India mulling to deliver more helicopters to Afghanistan

    The government of India is mulling to deliver more helicopters to Afghanistan in a bid to help boost the airpower of the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces. The Office of the President in a statement said the issue was discussed during a mee…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 May 16, 10:11am -
  • Mullah Mansoor frequently used Karachi airport to travel to other countries

    Mullah Mansoor frequently used Karachi airport to travel to other countries

    The supreme leader of the Taliban group Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was frequently using Karachi airport to travel to other countries with reports suggesting he travelled abroad through Jinnah International airport for at least 18 times. However, a local n…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 May 16, 8:52am -
  • Political clout of Taliban after Mullah Mansoor

    Political clout of Taliban after Mullah Mansoor

    The Afghan government confirmed that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been killed in a US air strike in a remote border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Mansour assumed the leadership of the militant organization in July 2015 soo…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 May 16, 6:53am -
  • Explosion in Kandahar leaves 4 civilians dead, 5 wounded

    Explosion in Kandahar leaves 4 civilians dead, 5 wounded

    At least four civilians were killed and five others were wounded in an explosion in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan, local officials said. The incident took place around 7 am local time in the vicinity of Shahwali Kot district targeting a v…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 May 16, 6:26am -
  • Taliban’s shadow governor for Helmand Mullah Manan killed in airstrike

    Taliban’s shadow governor for Helmand Mullah Manan killed in airstrike

    The Taliban shadow governor for southern Helmand province has been killed in airstrike in the restive Marjah district, local security officials said. The airstrike was carried out late on Sunday night targeting the Mullah Manan and his fighters in th…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 May 16, 6:06am -
  • Pakistan summons US Ambassador for airstrike that targeted Taliban supreme leader

    Pakistan summons US Ambassador for airstrike that targeted Taliban supreme leader

    The US Ambassador to Pakistan was summoned in the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan for an airstrike that targeted the Taliban Chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. “The Ambassador of the United States Mr. David Hale was called in today by the Special Assistant…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 May 16, 5:18am -

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  • newGhani issues new decree on TUTAP implementation after new findings

    Ghani issues new decree on TUTAP implementation after new findings

    President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has issued a new decree regarding the implementation of the TUTAP power transmission project after receiving new findings from the review commission. According to the decree,The post Ghani issues new decree on TUTAP i…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 16, 5:27pm -
  • Indian Ambassador visits Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health in Kabul

    Indian Ambassador visits Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health in Kabul

    Indian Ambassador to Kabul, Manpreet Vohra, visited Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health (IGICH), Kabul on Thursday to familiarize himself with the Institute and services being rendered by the Institute.The post Indian Ambassador visits Indira Ga…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 16, 1:30pm -
  • Afghanistan, Iran, India sign Chabahar agreement

    Afghanistan, Iran, India sign Chabahar agreement

    The historic deal, Chabahar agreement, was signed in Tehran on Monday between leaders of Afghanistan, Iran and India. President Ashraf Ghani headed to Iran to sign the agreement after hisThe post Afghanistan, Iran, India sign Chabahar agreement appe…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 16, 12:37pm -
  • Afghan Entrepreneur of the Month- Fereshteh Forough

    Afghan Entrepreneur of the Month- Fereshteh Forough

    Fereshteh Forough is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Code to Inspire. Fereshteh is from Herat, Afghanistan. She received her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Herat University andThe post Afghan Entrepreneur of the Month- Feres…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 16, 7:18pm -
  • President Ghani calls on Afghan investors in Qatar to invest in Afghanistan

    President Ghani calls on Afghan investors in Qatar to invest in Afghanistan

    President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is on a two-day visit in Qatar at official invitation of Emir of Qatar to participate in the ‘Stability and Welfare for all Summit’. The presidentThe post President Ghani calls on Afghan investors in Qatar to inve…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 16, 6:56pm -
  • Afghan Ministry of Public Health celebrates International Nurses Day

    Afghan Ministry of Public Health celebrates International Nurses Day

    The Ministry of Public Health celebrated International Nurses Day 2016 with the theme “Nurses: A Force for Change: Improving Health Systems’ Resilience.” This day marks the birthday of Florence Nightingale,The post Afghan Ministry of Public He…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 16, 2:33pm -
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development Project started in Parwan Province

    International Fund for Agricultural Development Project started in Parwan Province

    Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has started the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Project in Jabal Saraj district of Parwan province. The project was inaugurated byThe post International Fund for A…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 16, 2:29pm -
  • Chabahar port agreement to be signed on Monday

    Chabahar port agreement to be signed on Monday

    Afghanistan, India and Iran are expected to sign the Chabahar Agreement on Establishment of the International Transport and Transit Corridor on Monday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on aThe post Chabahar port agreement to be signed on Monda…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 16, 1:34pm -
  • Norway pledges $ 24mn for humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in 2016

    Norway pledges $ 24mn for humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in 2016

    The Norwegian government has pledged to double humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to help meet the nation’s urgent needs. Foreign Minister Borge Brende announced Saturday that Afghanistan would receive USD 200mnThe post Norway pledges $ 24mn for huma…
    - 3 days ago, 21 May 16, 3:09pm -
  • ADB & SAARC Development Fund have signed MoU for the development of SAARC Region

    ADB & SAARC Development Fund have signed MoU for the development of SAARC Region

    Dr. Sunil Motiwal , Chief Executive Officer, SAARC Development Fund has confirmed that Asian Development  Bank (ADB) and SAARC Development Fund (SDF) have signed an MoU and agreed to: CollaborateThe post ADB & SAARC Development Fund have signed MoU…
    - 4 days ago, 20 May 16, 5:20pm -

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  • newPakistan condemns US drone strike that killed Taliban leader Mansoor
    Interior minister says attack violated sovereignty and ruined chance of peace talks between militants and AfghanistanPakistan has condemned a US drone attack that killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban, calling the strike “totally illegal, not acc…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 May 16, 5:36pm -
  • Drones are not all bad – but what if Isis starts using them? | Mary Dejevsky
    The muted reaction to the death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor suggests remote killing has lost its shock value – for nowThe leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, was killed on Saturday when his car was targeted by a US dron…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 May 16, 3:26pm -
  • Secret aid worker: 'It is time to pass the UN leadership baton to a new generation'
    As the sector comes together for the World Humanitarian Summit, it’s time to address the elephant in the room - the leaders sitting at the helmChange is coming; or so they say. After interviews, backroom strategising and deals being struck, the new…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 May 16, 10:24am -
  • India to invest $500m in Iranian port of Chabahar
    Indian PM Modi announces deal as part of series of bilateral projects before signing transit accord with Iran and AfghanistanIndia has announced it will invest up to $500m (£245m) in a deal to develop a port in Iran as part of series of projects bot…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 16, 6:54pm -
  • Death of Mullah Mansoor highlights Taliban's links with Iran
    Shia state and hardline Sunni group have proved themselves willing to cooperate despite deep ideological antipathyThe killing of the Taliban chief on the main highway leading from the Iranian border shines new light on the movement’s complicated re…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 16, 2:01pm -
  • Taliban in disarray as the search for a new leader gets under way
    Finding a successor for Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who was killed in a US drone strike, unlikely to be straightforwardThe Taliban’s search for a new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who was killed by a US drone strike in Pakistan on Saturday, i…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 16, 8:39am -
  • Pakistan says US drone strike that killed Taliban leader violated its sovereignty
    Pakistan accuses US of not informing prime minister about attack beforehandMullah Akhtar Mansoor death could deepen fractures in insurgent group Pakistan on Sunday accused the United States of violating its sovereignty with a drone strike against the…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 16, 7:31pm -
  • Mullah Akhtar Mansoor obituary
    Ruthless leader of the Afghan Taliban who bought loyalty with stacks of cash and treated opponents with brute forceWhen he rose to power as its leader last year, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who has been killed by a US drone in Pakistan aged about 50, hera…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 16, 4:25pm -
  • US drone strike in Pakistan kills Taliban leader Mullah Mansoor
    Death of Mullah Omar’s successor in Balochistan province likely to have major effect on US-Pakistani relationsThe leader of the Afghan Taliban has been killed by a US drone strike in an area of Pakistan hitherto off-limits for the remote-controlled…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 16, 11:40am -
  • Death of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor likely to enrage Pakistan
    The US drone attack on the Taliban chief marks an extraordinary escalation of a campaign that has been a running sore in relationsOn Wednesday, Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan’s de facto foreign minister, told a gathering of top diplomats from Afghanistan, t…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 16, 10:35am -

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  • newPakistan can't confirm Taliban leader is dead, criticizes U.S. drone strike

    Pakistan can't confirm Taliban leader is dead, criticizes U.S. drone strike

    By Asad Hashim and Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's interior minister said on Tuesday he could not confirm that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had been killed in a U.S. drone strike, and described Washington's justificat…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 May 16, 8:01pm -
  • newTop Asian News 7:39 p.m. GMT
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — After knocking down one of the last vestiges of Cold War antagonism with a former war enemy, President Barack Obama on Tuesday took his push for closer ties directly to the Vietnamese people, meeting with activists and entrepr…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 16, 7:39pm -
  • newStrike on Taliban chief shows dimming US hopes for Afghan peace

    Strike on Taliban chief shows dimming US hopes for Afghan peace

    The US killing of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour marks a significant shift for President Barack Obama, highlighting a new willingness to target the group's leaders in Pakistan and risk retaliatory attacks against struggling Afghan security force…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 16, 7:15pm -
  • newAfghan Taliban struggle to select Mansour's successor

    Afghan Taliban struggle to select Mansour's successor

    The Afghan Taliban are struggling to find a successor to slain chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, militant sources told AFP Tuesday, with one saying the two main contenders have backed out of the leadership race. Mullah Yakoub, the son of Taliban founder M…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 May 16, 6:57pm -
  • newUS drone strike: Will it enable or impede Afghan diplomacy?
    The Taliban were in the midst of one of the bloodiest spring offensives in years, which they kicked off last month with a complex attack in Kabul that left 64 dead. In sharp response, the Afghan government had executed six Taliban prisoners, signalin…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 May 16, 6:51pm -
  • Pakistan: DNA tests to confirm Taliban leaders death

    Pakistan: DNA tests to confirm Taliban leaders death

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Tuesday that authorities will perform DNA tests on the body of a man who was killed in an American drone strike to determine whether the slain man is actually Taliban chief…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 May 16, 3:54pm -
  • Hope for Wounded Veteran Families Wishing to Start a Family
    WASHINGTON, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate approved a bill Thursday that could help wounded veterans and their spouses start a family. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauds the vote by the Senate but knows there is much mo…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 May 16, 2:47pm -
  • Wounded Veterans Create One-of-a-Kind Art
    Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) recently united a group of injured service members to paint pottery, enjoy dinner, and share their experiences. "I appreciated being surrounded by such beautiful art and being able to pick out the piece I wanted to des…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 May 16, 2:46pm -
  • Senior Taliban figure says death of leader could unify group

    Senior Taliban figure says death of leader could unify group

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death of the leader of the Afghan Taliban in a U.S. drone strike last week could make the insurgent movement stronger by bringing back dissident commanders and unifying the movement's ranks, a senior Afghan Taliban fig…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 May 16, 2:42pm -
  • Afghanistan says Taliban shadow governor in Helmand killed
    A senior Taliban leader identified by Afghan authorities as a shadow governor of the southern province of Helmand has been killed by security forces, officials said on Tuesday, although the Taliban immediately denied the report. The report came days…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 May 16, 2:06pm -

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  • Two Taliban leaders killed in east Afghanistan: Nato

    Two Taliban leaders killed in east Afghanistan: Nato

    KABUL: Nato said its air strikes have killed two key local Taliban leaders in eastern Afghanistan.The international military alliance said in a statement issued on Monday that its forces killed the Taliban shadow administrator for Nangarhar province…
    - 24 Jan 11, 5:45am -
  • Ten militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

    Ten militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL: Three suicide attackers detonated their explosives vests during a gunbattle with Afghan and coalition forces that left 10 militants and one civilian dead in Khost province of eastern Afghanistan.Provincial police chief Abdul Hakim Ishaqzia s…
    - 22 Jan 11, 11:10am -
  • Two Nato service members killed in Afghan attacks

    Two Nato service members killed in Afghan attacks

    KABUL: Nato on Thursday said two of its service members died in insurgent attacks in Afghanistan.It said one service member was killed Thursday in the north, while another was killed Wednesday in the south. It did not identify their …
    - 20 Jan 11, 5:25am -
  • Afghan underworld shows challenges for stability

    Afghan underworld shows challenges for stability

    MAHUMUD-E-RAQI, Afghanistan: The calls were threatening and they just wouldn’t stop. The extortion demand was several hundred thousands of dollars.“Or else,” said the caller.Fearful, the civil engineer started to pay. But it was never enough…
    - 18 Jan 11, 5:09am -
  • Several injured in Jalalabad explosion

    Several injured in Jalalabad explosion

    KABUL: Several people were injured in an explosion outside a music cassette shop in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan police said.General Aminullah Amirkhil, who directs the Afghan border police in four eastern provinces, said the explosion occurred Thur…
    - 13 Jan 11, 6:43am -
  • Suicide blast kills two in Kabul

    Suicide blast kills two in Kabul

    KABUL: A suicide bomber on a motorbike killed at least two Afghan security personnel and wounded four in an attack near the country’s parliament in Kabul on Wednesday, an Afghan government official said. The attack in the Afghan capital targeted…
    - 12 Jan 11, 5:01am -
  • Suicide car bombing kills three Afghan border police

    Suicide car bombing kills three Afghan border police

    KABUL: A suicide car bombing against a border police vehicle in troubled southern Afghanistan killed three border police guards, local authorities said.Monday’s attack was the second suicide bombing in four days against border police in the area…
    - 10 Jan 11, 7:24am -
  • Bomb blast kills policeman in Kabul

    Bomb blast kills policeman in Kabul

    KABUL: A bomb placed in a bag exploded on a road in downtown Kabul on Tuesday, killing a policeman and wounding two civilians, authorities said, in a relatively rare attack in the Afghan capital. There have been few attacks in …
    - 4 Jan 11, 5:23am -
  • US Senator proposes permanent bases in Afghanistan

    US Senator proposes permanent bases in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON: A leading Republican lawmaker on US military policy said he wanted American officials to consider establishing permanent military bases in Afghanistan.Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina said that having a few US air bases in Afgha…
    - 3 Jan 11, 5:46am -
  • Grenade attack in Kandahar kills child

    Grenade attack in Kandahar kills child

    KABUL: Insurgents threw hand grenades into two houses in the province of Kandahar, killing a child in one and wounding six people — including a woman and a child — in the other, a local official in southern Afghanistan said.…
    - 31 Dec 10, 8:59am -

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