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  • 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...

  • September 5, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    TOLOnews Loses Two Of Its Journalists Samim Faramarz, journalist, and Ramiz Ahmadi, cameraman, lost their lives in an explosion in Kabul city on Wednesday night while covering an earlier bombing. The first explosion happened at around 6pm Kabul time, targeting a wrestling gym in Qala-e-Nazer area in Kabul’s PD6. The first explosion was a suicide bombing while the second explosion was a car bombing that according to officials left at least 16 people dead and 65 others wounded.      Full news...

  • August 16, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Isis claims responsibility for Afghanistan suicide bombing that killed 34 students
    AP: Isis has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that targeted a Shia area of the Afghan capital, killing 34 students. The militant group said through its affiliated news agency Amaq that its bomber, identified as “martyrdom-seeking brother Abdul Raouf al-Khorasani” carried out the attack in Kabul. Afghanistan’s health ministry has released a revised casualty toll, saying 34 students were killed and 57 were wounded.      Full news...

  • August 3, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan mosque attack: At least 29 Shia worshippers killed in Gardez
    BBC News: Two burka-clad men have killed 29 people and injured more than 80 in a suicide attack on a Shia mosque in Afghanistan, an official told the BBC. The men struck with guns and explosives as people were attending Friday prayers in the eastern city of Gardez, Paktia province spokesman Abdullah Asrat said. There are a number of children among the victims, he added.      Full news...

  • July 31, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS Attacks a Refugee Office in eastern Afghanistan Killing 15
    The New York Times: The army will take over security in the eastern city of Jalalabad, Afghanistan officials said Tuesday, hours after attackers overran a government refugee office there, killing 15 people. It was at least the 10th such assault on civilian targets this year. The assault was part of a series of attacks attributed to the Islamic State against “soft targets” in or near the city of Jalalabad, where the extremists have been particularly active, mostly attacking civilians rather than confronting Afghan security forces.      Full news...

  • July 15, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN: Afghan War Inflicts Record 6-Month Civilian Death Total
    VOA: The United Nations says the conflict in Afghanistan killed nearly 1,700 civilians in the first six months of 2018, the highest number recorded in any comparable time period over the last decade. The midyear report on civilian casualties released by the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Sunday documented close to 3,500 injured civilians in the same period. However, overall civilian casualties declined 3 percent compared with the same period in 2017.      Full news...

  • June 16, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Car bomb tears through joyous Eid cease-fire in Afghanistan, killing at least 20
    NBC News: A car bomb tore through an unprecedented cease-fire between Afghan forces and Taliban militants on Saturday, officials said, killing at least 20 in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The blast struck a gathering of Taliban and Afghan security officials held amid a cease-fire to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting season. It’s believed to have killed civilians, Afghan troops and members of the Taliban, according to the spokesman for the governor of the city of Jalalabad.      Full news...

  • June 6, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    AIHRC: More than 64,000 Afghan civilians killed and injured in the past nine years
    BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA): Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has announced that in the past nine years, more than 64,000 civilians have been killed and injured in Afghanistan. Of this, more than 23,000 have been killed and 40,000 injured. With the publication of a report titled “Protecting the Rights of Victims of Armed Conflict and Terrorism”, Sima Samar, head of the AIHRC, said that the report recorded civilian casualties from March 21, 2009 to March 20, 2018.      Full news...

  • June 2, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    May casualties: nearly 3,000 people killed, wounded in Afghanistan
    PAN: Nearly 3,000 people have been killed and injured in 205 attacks in Afghanistan in May, showing 42 percent increase in casualties happened in April. Pajhwok Afghan News reports show 1,220 people have been killed and 866 others injured in 173 different attacks in 28 provinces of the country in April. Reports based on different sources showed 1,762 people were killed and 1,190 others injured in 28 out of total 34 provinces of the country during May.      Full news...

  • May 31, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Insecurity, fraud undermine upcoming Afghan elections
    Deutsche Welle: Afghanistan’s parliamentary and district council elections are scheduled for October 20 of this year, but attacks by militant Islamists have already raised concerns whether the elections will be held on time. Taliban and “Islamic State” (IS) continue to target voter registration centers in different parts of the strife-torn country. An IS-claimed attack at a voters’ office in Kabul last month killed 57 people, including women and children, underlining the fact that the participation in the election process comes with a huge risk for the Afghan people.      Full news...

  • May 20, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan cricket stadium blast during match leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded
    Reuters: Eight people have been killed and dozens more wounded by multiple explosions at a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said. The blasts occurred after evening prayers on Friday at a football stadium that was hosting a cricket match at the start of the holy month of Ramadan, Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the provincial council, said.      Full news...

  • May 10, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UN Counts 23 Election-Related Incidents Since Start of Voter Registration Process
    Ariana News: A new report released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Thursday, details a “disturbing pattern” of attacks at election-related facilities following the commencement of voter registration for the October 2018 polls. UNAMA in a statement said that it has verified 23 election-related security incidents since voter registration began on 14 April.      Full news...

  • May 6, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: At least 17 killed in Khost mosque blast
    BBC News: At least 17 people have been killed and 37 wounded in an explosion at a mosque in the Afghan province of Khost, local officials say. People had gathered for afternoon prayers at the mosque, which was also being used as a voter registration centre. Some of the injured are said to be in a critical condition. No group has claimed responsibility but the Islamic State group has carried out similar attacks in the past.      Full news...

  • April 30, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Single deadliest day for Afghan journalists since Taliban
    Reuters: Explosions in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 26 people on Monday, including nine journalists who had arrived to report on an initial blast and were apparently targeted by a suicide bomber, officials said. The attacks, a week after 60 people were killed as they waited at a voter registration center in the city, underlined mounting insecurity despite repeated government pledges to tighten defenses.      Full news...

  • April 22, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: 63 dead in attacks on voter registration centres
    Al Jazeera: Bombings at voter registration centres in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and in Baghlan province have killed at least 63 people and wounded more than a hundred others, health officials said. At least 57 people were killed in Kabul when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the doorway of an ID distribution centre in the city on Sunday, officials said.      Full news...

  • April 13, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Civilian casualties in Afghanistan at near-record level this year, according to U.N. report
    The Washington Post: An ambulance packed with explosives that detonated in Kabul and a pedestrian suicide bombing outside a Shiite shrine there were among the deadly incidents that led to a near-record 2,258 civilian casualties in Afghanistan during the first quarter of this year, U.N. officials reported this week. According to the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, there were 763 conflict-related civilian deaths and 1,495 injuries across Afghanistan between January and March.      Full news...

  • April 2, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Military Strike Kills at Least 70 at Mosque
    The New York Times: Afghan military helicopters bombed a religious gathering in the northern province of Kunduz on Monday, killing at least 70 people and wounding 30 others, according to a local official in the area. The official, Nasruddin Saadi, district governor of Dasht-e-Archi, said that the helicopters attacked a religious ceremony for which about 1,000 people had assembled in a mosque and surrounding fields around noon.      Full news...

  • March 25, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Moscow Concerned Over Unmarked Helicopters Transferring Militants in Afghanistan
    Sputnik: Moscow is concerned about the use of helicopters without identification marks for transportation of militants and weapons, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday ahead of the conference on Afghanistan. “The use of helicopters without identification marks in various regions of Afghanistan with an aim to transport militants and weapons produced in the Western countries to the Afghan affiliate [of the Islamic State terrorist group*] raises concern. We believe the statements of Afghan authorities confirming these facts urge serious investigation,” the statement read.      Full news...

  • March 21, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ‘May God Kill Your Own Son’: Bomb Rips Families Apart in Kabul (PHOTOS)
    The New York Times: A suicide bomber detonated explosives in a crowd celebrating the Persian New Year in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, killing 31 and leaving desperate family members searching among bodies and body parts for their loved ones’ remains. The victims were strewn around the courtyard in front of the Ali Abad Hospital in Kabul, where relatives preparing for burials tried grimly to match trunks with limbs or heads with trunks, and doctors searched for anyone with a pulse.      Full news...

  • March 9, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide bomb kills at least seven at Shi'ite gathering in Kabul
    Reuters: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least seven people in an attack on a crowd gathered to commemorate a political leader from the mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority, officials said. One policeman and six civilians were killed and 15 civilians wounded when the bomber was stopped at a security checkpoint in the Mosalla-e Mazar area of Kabul, said Najib Danesh, an interior ministry spokesman.      Full news...

  • March 2, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Huge blast kills little girl in Kabul, leaves other kids wounded
    AP: A large explosion in the eastern part of Afghanistan’s capital city on Friday morning killed at least one person, a young girl, and wounded 15, Afghan officials said. Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said the blast occurred in the eastern neighborhood of Qabil Bay, in an area that is home to a police station, the government’s customs offices and some guest houses.      Full news...

  • January 30, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Watchdog: Pentagon blocks information on insurgent strength in Afghanistan
    Stars and Stripes: The U.S. military is keeping information from the public that gauges the war in Afghanistan’s success, a government watchdog said after significant insurgent gains. The Defense Department has restricted data on population figures and on what areas are held by either the government or insurgents, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, said in a report released late Monday.      Full news...

  • January 27, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide bomber in ambulance kills at least 103, over 230 injured in Afghanistan (PHOTOS)
    Stars and Stripes: At least 103 people were killed and more than 230 were wounded on Saturday when an ambulance packed with explosives was detonated in central Kabul, officials said. The explosion was the third high-profile attack in Afghanistan in a week, and the deadliest this year, highlighting the fragile security situation in the country, more than 16 years after a U.S. invasion ousted the Taliban from power.      Full news...

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