KABUL (Reuters) - Heavily armed insurgents stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul late on Tuesday night and were still resisting Afghan security forces more than five hours after the assault began.
Heavy gunfire and blasts heard in Afghanistan's capital, with guesthouse hosting foreigners believed to be the target.
KABUL (Reuters) - Heavy gunfire and a series of explosions were heard in central Kabul late on Tuesday, with police unable to immediately confirm the target of the attack. Teams of Afghan security forces were deployed to the Wazir Akbar...Show More Summary
A series of insurgent attacks in Afghanistan's restive southern provinces has killed dozens, including many members of the security forces, since Monday, officials said.
KABUL (Reuters) - Heavy gunfire and a series of explosions were heard in central Kabul late on Tuesday night, with police unable to immediately provide further details on the target of the attack.
Temour Ebrahim had little reason to be nervous when U.S. soldiers summoned him to their base in this edgy highway town 80 miles south of Kabul, the Afghan capital.
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban suicide bombers attacked a court in Wardak province on Tuesday, killing two police officers before being shot dead as they entered the compound, the police chief said.
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan/KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan government has enlisted hundreds of militia fighters controlled by local commanders to battle Taliban militants near the northern city of Kunduz, officials said, underlining how the armed forces are struggling to tackle the insurgency alone.
Kabul's naive overture towards Islamabad works against Afghanistan's national interests.
25 miles southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan near the border with modern-day Pakistan rests an ancient Buddhist city. This ancient city named Mes Aynak, or little copper well in Dari, was once at the heart of the bustling Silk Road, the revolutionary trade route that tied together China, India, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Show More Summary
The Government Accountability Office said in a report that the costs of building the new US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan have soared to almost $800 million and are likely to rise further.
The family of Farkhunda, who was fatally beaten and burned by a mob in Kabul while police stood by, say the lenient sentence is just the latest failure of the Afghan justice system.
The attack is the third attack in the Afghan capital in the last week. It appears to have targeted Ministry of Justice employees as they boarded minibuses to go home at the end of the working day.
At least five dead and dozens wounded in blast in justice ministry building in the latest attack to hit Kabul.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A large suicide car bombing struck downtown Kabul on Tuesday afternoon, apparently targeting justice ministry employees and killing at least six people, an Afghan official said. The attack happened in the car...Show More Summary
KABUL (Reuters) - A large explosion hit a crowded intersection near government buildings in the centre of Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday as civil servants were leaving work.
A huge explosion has reportedly hit a diplomatic area of the Afghan capital.
A Kabul court sentenced 11 Afghan police officers to one year in prison Tuesday for failing to protect a woman who was beaten to death by an angry mob that falsely accused her of burning pages of the Koran, the Muslim holy book.
The policemen were among 49 people charged over the death of 27-year-old Farkhunda, who was brutally beaten to death at a Kabul shrine on March 19 after being falsely accused of burning a Quran.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan judge on Tuesday sentenced 11 policemen to one year in prison for their role in the mob killing of a woman in Kabul. Judge Safiullah Mojadedi, presiding in Afghanistan's Primary Court, found the policemen guilty of dereliction of duty. Show More Summary