Eight Afghan children killed playing with unexploded mortar shell
Eight children, including four siblings, were killed in Afghanistan when a mortar shell they were playing with exploded, relatives said Saturday, adding to the ever-growing civilian toll in the 17-year war. Another six children were wounded in the blast on Friday, including two who had lost limbs and were in a critical condition in a…
Student killed in twin bomb attack near Afghanistan girls' school
A boy was killed and four others wounded in a double bombing outside a girls' school in restive eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials and witnesses said, in the latest violence to hit the country.
Afghan officials say Islamic State leader killed by airstrikes
The leader of the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan was killed by airstrikes over the weekend along with 10 other people, government officials said Sunday following a string of deadly attacks by the extremist group. The intelligence agency said Saad Arhabi died in a joint operation with coalition forces late Saturday in the group's eastern…
Afghanistan waits for Taliban response to truce offer
Afghanistan was waiting Monday for a Taliban response to President Ashraf Ghani's proposal of a three-month ceasefire, an offer welcomed by the United States and NATO after nearly 17 years of war.
Gunmen attack intelligence training centre in Kabul
Gunmen launched an attack on an intelligence training centre in Kabul Thursday, officials said, just a day after a suicide bomber killed dozens of students in the war-weary Afghan capital.
Taliban capture northern Afghan base, kill at least 14 soldiers
Taliban fighters overran a northern Afghan army base, officials said Tuesday, killing at least 14 soldiers with dozens feared captured and others said to have fled in the latest blow to the country's security forces.
At least 100 security forces killed in fight for Afghan city
At least 100 Afghan security forces have been killed as troops backed by US airpower struggled to push the Taliban from embattled Ghazni city, officials said Monday, while residents reported food and medicine shortages four days after fighting began.
Twin suicide blasts kill at least 20 inside Afghan Shiite mosque
Burqa-clad suicide bombers struck a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan Friday as it was crowded with worshippers for weekly prayers, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens in the latest attack on the minority.
Two dead in attack on Afghanistan midwife training centre
A militant attack on a midwife training centre in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least two people and wounded five, officials said, after the more than six-hour assault was brought to an end by security forces.