KABUL, Sept 17: An explosion near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed 24 people and injured 31 others, a health official said, but Ghani was unhurt according to an aide.

KABUL, July 28: A powerful explosion hit central Kabul during evening rush hour on Sunday, wounding six people, Afghan officials said.

KABUL, July 28: The Taliban said on Sunday they will not hold direct talks with the Afghan government and rejected a statement from a senior minister about plans to hold such a meeting in the next two weeks, a senior Taliban official said.

KABUL, May 28: Attacks on schools in Afghanistan increased almost threefold last year, making it increasingly difficult to ensure an education for children in many parts of the country, the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF said on Tuesday.

KABUL, May 11: Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s chief spokesman and editor-in-chief of the insurgent group’s daily news bulletin, starts every day by collecting reports of overnight fighting with U.S. and Afghan forces.

KABUL, July 31: A roadside bombing hit a passenger bus in western Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, as militants launched a coordinated attack on a city in the country’s east, setting off gunbattles with Afghan troops, officials said.

GERMANY, July 5: Germany has deported 69 Afghan nationals, whose asylum requests were rejected, back to their home country, German and Afghan officials say.

KABUL, June 30: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared a formal end to his government’s ceasefire with the Taliban on Saturday but called on the insurgents to agree to full peace talks following a three-day truce during this month’s Eid holiday.

AFGHANISTAN, June 15: Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday touted a three-day cease-fire with the Taliban in an address to the nation heralding the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

KABUL, April 23: An Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a voter registration center in Afghanistan’s capital on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, officials said.

March 11: At least 24 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed in a Taliban attack in the western province of Farah, officials said.

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 9: A suicide bomber targeting Afghanistan’s minority Hazaras blew himself up at a police checkpoint in western Kabul on Friday, killing nine people and wounding 18, officials said.

AFGHANISTAN, Feb 20: Afghan officials say insurgents have killed nine policemen in separate attacks in the country's west and east.

KABUL, Jan 29: Militants on Monday raided a military academy in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing 11 soldiers, the fourth major attack in a spate of violence over the past nine days that is putting a new, more aggressive U.S. strategy under the spotlight.

KABUL, Jan 28: A suicide bomber drove an ambulance into a commercial area by pretending to be carrying a patient to a hospital and then detonated his explosives at a checkpoint near the European Union consulate, killing at least 95 people and wounding 158 more in an attack claimed by the Taliban, authorities said.

KABUL, Jan 27: A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 40 people and wounded about 140 in Afghanistan on Saturday when it blew up in an area of the capital near foreign embassies and government buildings.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Nepal has condemned Saturday's terrorist attack at a hotel in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, that claimed the lives of at least 18 people and injured several other innocent persons.

KABUL, Jan 22: Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including 14 foreigners. Some of the 150 guests fled the gunbattle and fire sparked by the assault by shimmying down bedsheets from the upper floors.

KABUL, Jan 21: Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, and setting off a 12-hour gunbattle with security forces that continued into Sunday morning, as frantic guests tried to escape from fourth and fifth-floor windows.

KABUL, Dec 29: An Islamic State suicide bomber struck a Shiite cultural center in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 41 people and underscoring the extremist group’s growing reach in Afghanistan even as its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria has been dismantled.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov 13:  An Afghan official says a Taliban attack in western Farah province has killed eight police officers.

KABUL (Reuters), Nov 7: A private television station in the Afghan capital came under attack on Tuesday by a number of gunmen who broke into the building after an explosion, officials said.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct 17:  The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities in the country's south, west and east and killing at least 34 people, including civilians, officials said.

KABUL, July 31: A car bombing targeted the Iraqi Embassy in central Kabul on Monday, followed by gunfire, Afghan police officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

KABUL, July 31: It was a routine check. Two vans, both without license plates, were stopped earlier this month by police in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni province, where Taliban hold sway in large swaths of the countryside.

KABUL, July 24: An Afghan government official says the death toll from a suicide car bombing in a western neighborhood of Kabul has climbed to 24.

KABUL, July 23: An errant U.S. airstrike confirmed by the Pentagon killed 12 Afghan National Police officers and wounded two others, as another 11 police were killed and six wounded in clashes with the Taliban, Afghan officials said Saturday.

KABUL, July 10: Six female students from war-torn Afghanistan who had hoped to participate in an international robotics competition in the U.S. this month will have to watch via video link after their visa applications were denied — not once, but twice.

ISLAMABAD, June 21: Pakistan said Tuesday that it has begun building a fence along its border with Afghanistan to improve security, a move that has angered authorities in Kabul.

KABUL, June 3: A series of blasts in Kabul on Saturday killed at least 19 people at a funeral for one of the victims of clashes between police and protesters a day before.

KABUL, May 31: A big explosion went off in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, sending clouds of black smoke spiraling over the centre of the city in an area near the presidential palace and foreign embassies.

MAZAR-I-SHARIF/KABUL, April 22: As many as 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said.

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 19:  Afghan officials say 14 Taliban fighters, including the shadow governor of the northern Baghlan province, have been killed in heavy fighting with Afghan forces.

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN, March 8: Gunmen wearing white lab coats stormed a military hospital in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb 17:  An Afghan official says the Islamic State group launched an attack on Afghan security posts killing 17 soldiers.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb 17:  An Afghan official says the Islamic State group launched an attack on Afghan security posts killing 17 soldiers.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee awarded 2017 Sunhak Peace Prize to Dr Gino Strada, an Italian surgeon, and Dr Sakena Yacoobi, an Afghan women’s education professor.

10 killed in Afghan avalanche

February 4, 2017 15:30 pm

At least 10 people lost their lives and 12 others were wounded after a snow avalanche struck a village in northern Afghan province of Badakhshan, a local official said on Saturday.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb 1: The Taliban have shot and killed a woman accused of adultery in a remote province in northeastern Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan 11: The United Arab Emirates says five of its diplomats were killed in a bombing in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the previous day.

An Afghan boy who became an online hit after wearing a homemade shirt bearing Lionel Messi’s famous number 10 has finally met his hero.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov 21:  A suicide bomber killed at least 28 people inside a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials and eyewitnesses said.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 5: The Afghan woman immortalised on a National Geographic cover says she is "heartbroken" at news she will be deported from Pakistan to the war-torn homeland she first fled decades ago.

PESHAWAR, Nov 2: A Pakistani court refused bail Wednesday to an Afghan woman immortalized on a National Geographic cover after she was arrested in Pakistan and accused of being one of thousands of refugees using fake ID cards.

Days after being arrested in Pakistan on fraud charges, an Afghan woman, known for the iconic National Geographic photo from the 1980s, has been released on bail, the BBC reported.

PESHAWAR, Oct 26: The green-eyed ‘Afghan girl’ who shot to global fame when a 1985 issue of National Geographic magazine published a haunting picture of her on its cover, was arrested in Peshawar on Tuesday.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct 26: Taliban insurgents have killed at least 20 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said Wednesday.

KABUL, Afghanistan,  Oct 9:  Eight Afghan soldiers were killed early Sunday morning when a military helicopter crashed in northern Baghlan province, officials said.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept 5: Afghan officials say the death toll from twin bombings near the Defense Ministry has climbed to 24.

KABUL, July 24: The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200, marking the first time the extremists have struck Kabul and raising fears of their growing strength and capability in Afghanistan.