Tag: Afghanistan

staffNovember 4, 2017

Outcry at Afghan move to ban whatsApp and Telegram

Journalists, media groups and users of social media in Afghanistan have accused the government of censorship after it moved to ...

staffNovember 3, 2017

Bowe Bergdahl gets dishonorable discharge, no prison time

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will receive a dishonorable discharge for desertion in Afghanistan but no prison time, a military judge ...

staffOctober 17, 2017

Deadly attack hits Afghan police training centre

A firefight is under way after suicide bombers and gunmen launched an attack on a police training centre in southeastern ...

staffSeptember 29, 2017

Six dead in suicide attack near Shiite mosque in Kabul

KABUL – Six people were killed and 16 others wounded when a suicide attacker posing as a shepherd blew himself ...

staffJuly 23, 2017

Taliban fighters attack police, capturing two districts

Taliban fighters have overrun two district centres in northern and central Afghanistan, as Afghan forces fight to contain a growing insurgency across the country. ...

staffJuly 16, 2017

Pentagon: Drone killed Islamic State leader in Afghanistan

U.S. forces killed the leader of the Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Sayed, earlier this week with a drone, the ...

staffJune 3, 2017

Kabul blast: Deadly explosions at protest victim’s funeral

Suicide bombers have killed at least six people at the funeral in Kabul of a man who died during a ...

staffMay 9, 2017

Trump considering sending 5,000 more troops to Afghanistan

U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior advisers said they have proposed sending additional troops to Afghanistan to weaken the Taliban in ...

staffMay 8, 2017

Afghanistan IS head killed in raid

The head of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, has been killed in a military raid, US and ...

staffApril 15, 2017

Afghanistan: Scores of ISIL fighters dead in MOAB raid

The number of ISIL fighters killed after the United States’ army dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb was at least 90, Afghan ...