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  • December 11, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Attacks Across Afghanistan Leave at Least 30 Dead
    The New York Times: At least 12 people were killed on the outskirts of Kabul on Tuesday when explosives in a vehicle detonated near a convoy of security forces, Afghan officials said, and at least 12 others were wounded. It was the deadliest of several violent attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday that left a total of more than 30 dead, most of them members of security forces.      Full news...

  • November 28, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    At least 30 Afghan civilians killed in US air strike in Helmand province
    Reuters: At least 30 Afghan civilians have been killed in US air strikes in the Afghan province of Helmand, officials and residents of the area said on Wednesday, the latest casualties from a surge in air operations aimed at driving the Taliban into talks. Afghanistan’s NATO-led force said Afghan government forces and US advisers came under fire from Taliban fighters in a compound in Garmsir district and called in an air strike.      Full news...

  • November 23, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    27 soldiers killed in mosque blast in Afghanistan, official says
    Associated Press: An explosion ripped through a mosque inside an Afghan army base in the country’s volatile eastern Khost province as Friday prayers were drawing to a close, killing 27 soldiers and wounding 57, the military said. The blast may have been set off by a suicide bomber or a remotely detonated bomb but nothing was officially confirmed and details were sketchy. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion.      Full news...

  • November 20, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    In Afghanistan, a 17-Year Stalemate
    Foreign Policy: Another devastating suicide attack in Kabul on Tuesday and an independent report on the situation in Afghanistan serve to underscore what is now a growing consensus in Washington: that the United States is making no progress toward ending the 17-year-old war there. More than 50 people were killed and at least 80 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, according to reports.      Full news...

  • November 15, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Thousands flee as Taliban attack Afghanistan’s “safe” districts
    Reuters: Thousands of members of Afghanistan’s mainly Shi’ite Hazara ethnic minority have fled their homes in the central province of Ghazni as the Taliban have pressed into two previously safe districts, officials and witnesses said on Wednesday. In heavy fighting over recent days, hundreds of Taliban fighters have seized large areas of Jaghori and Malistan districts, both heavily populated by Hazaras, a group that has long faced discrimination in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • November 14, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Most Elite US-Trained Forces In Afghanistan Were Routed By The Taliban
    Business Insider: The most elite U.S.-trained forces in Afghanistan suffered a devastating defeat to the Taliban in what’s often referred to as the country’s “safest district” over the weekend, in yet another sign the war is a lost cause. Early on Sunday, a company of roughly 50 Afghan special forces commandos was almost entirely destroyed in the rural district of Jaghori, according to a report from The New York Times.      Full news...

  • November 12, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deadly Clashes, Suicide Bombing Kill Dozens In Afghanistan
    RFE/RL: Dozens of people have been killed in violence across Afghanistan, including in a suicide bombing in Kabul targeting a protest by members of the mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority, officials say. The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the suicide blast on November 12 that killed at least six people and wounded 20 others in the center of the capital, where hundreds of people were protesting the government’s failure to protect the Hazara community from Taliban attacks.      Full news...

  • November 9, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US War On Terror Kills Nearly 147,000 In Afghanistan The US-led war on terrorism has killed about 507,000 people in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan post 9/11 attacks and is showing a 22 percent increase in deaths in the past two years, a study by a US institute says. The study by Brown University, titled Costs of War, released on Thursday, shows that the death toll includes civilians as well as US and allied troops in the war zones, local military and police forces, as well as militants, who have died from war violence.      Full news...

  • November 6, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Pummel Security Forces Across Afghanistan
    The New York Times: Dozens of soldiers and police officers were killed or captured in nine Taliban attacks that overran security bases and outposts in different parts of Afghanistan during a 24-hour period that ended on Tuesday, officials said. In perhaps the most severe blow, insurgents captured battalion headquarters of the Afghan Border Force in Farah Province, in western Afghanistan, killing or taking prisoner nearly the entire contingent of officers, with as many as 20 dead.      Full news...

  • October 31, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide attack near Afghanistan’s biggest prison; seven killed
    AFP: A suicide bomber targeting a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan’s biggest prison killed at least seven people on Wednesday, officials said, in the latest militant attack in the war-torn country. Another five were wounded in the blast near the facility in Kabul, which police spokesman Basir Mujahid said had hit a vehicle that staff of Pul-e-Charkhi prison were travelling in.      Full news...

  • October 30, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    REPORT: Half Of Afghanistan’s Population Now Lives In A District Outside The Government’s Control
    The Daily Caller: About half of all Afghans live in a district outside the full control of the government in Kabul, according to an analysis of Afghanistan’s population data, yet another metric pointing to the inability of U.S.-backed Afghan security forces to roll back the Taliban insurgency. The assessment comes in a report published Monday by the Long War Journal, a news and analysis website associated with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.      Full news...

  • October 29, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide attack targets Afghanistan election workers in Kabul
    Al Jazeera: A suicide bomber detonated explosives near Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters in Kabul on Monday, injuring at least six people, officials said. The IEC spokesman says a staff vehicle was targeted and left at least four election officials and two policemen wounded.      Full news...

  • October 11, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan civilian deaths highest since 2014: UN
    Al Jazeera: Afghan civilians continue to be killed in record numbers by anti-government armed groups this year, the United Nations said, noting that the deaths have been the highest since 2014. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said that from January to September 2018, an estimated 2,798 civilians have been killed and 5,252 others injured in attacks across the country.      Full news...

  • October 11, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Dozens killed in Afghan clashes as election nears
    Reuters: At least 15 Afghan border police were killed battling Taliban insurgents on Thursday, an official said, as fighting continues ahead of this month's elections, with 21 Taliban killed in an operation in Wardak, west of the capital Kabul. Amruddin Wali, a member of the provincial council in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan, said 15 members of the paramilitary border police were killed when Taliban fighters attacked a checkpoint in Qala-e Zal district.      Full news...

  • October 10, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deaths of civilians spike as US, Afghan air forces pound Afghanistan
    CNN: The number of civilians -- mostly women and children -- killed or injured by airstrikes in Afghanistan has risen a startling 39% year on year, according to UN figures released Wednesday, casting fresh scrutiny on the use of air power by the United States and its Afghan partners at a time of near-record bombing and increasing violence.      Full news...

  • October 5, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Air Strike Kills Four Civilians In Southern Afghanistan
    RFE/RL: Afghan officials said at least four civilians were mistakenly killed when the Afghan Air Force carried out an air strike targeting Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan. Abdul Raziq, the police chief of Kandahar Province, said the Taliban had mounted an attack in the Maroof district when security forces responded with an airstrike late on October 4.      Full news...

  • October 2, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets election rally killing at least 13
    Al Jazeera: At least 13 people have been killed and 25 others wounded in a suicide attack at an election campaign rally in the eastern Nangarhar province in Afghanistan. The assailant detonated his explosives on Tuesday at a rally by parliamentary candidate Abdul Nasir Mohmmand in the Kama district outside the provincial capital of Jalalabad, provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said.      Full news...

  • September 26, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Airstrike kills three civilians in Kunduz province
    The New York Times: After the release of the United Nations statement, an airstrike on Tuesday in the Chardara district of Kunduz Province killed three more people, a 45-year-old woman and two teenage girls, according to Sher Mohammed, the husband of the woman who died. On Wednesday, angry residents carried the bodies of two of the victims to the city of Kunduz, the provincial capital, and chanted slogans against the government and American forces.      Full news...

  • September 25, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Preliminary findings indicate airstrike killed 12 civilians in Maidan Wardak province
    UNAMA: Preliminary findings from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) indicate that 12 civilians were killed Sunday in an airstrike in Maidan Wardak province during operations conducted by Pro-Government Forces in the area. All of the victims were women and children from the same family whose house in the village of Mullah Hafez, Jaghato district, Maidan Wardak, was destroyed by aerial ordnance late on 23 September. Ten of those killed were children whose ages ranged from 6 to 15. Eight were girls.      Full news...

  • September 25, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Airstrike killed 9 civilians in Kapisa province
    UNAMA: UNAMA received multiple, credible allegations that on 22 September, aerial ordnance impacted the home of a teacher in the Budrab area of Tagab district, Kapisa province, killing nine civilians, including four children and three women, with several others injured. All the victims from the attack were from the same family, including grandparents and children aged between two and twelve. Five of the six other family members who were injured when their home was destroyed were women and young children.      Full news...

  • September 12, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Death toll soars to 68 in suicide bomb attack
    Al Jazeera: The death toll from a suicide bomb attack at a protest gathering in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Tuesday has risen to 68, with 165 wounded, a government official said. The provincial governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, issued a statement with a revised casualty total on Wednesday after earlier estimates put the death toll at 32.      Full news...

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