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  • May 29, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kidnaps and Murders Could Presage ISIS-Style Slaughter in Afghanistan
    The Daily Beast: The Hazaras stand apart in Afghanistan. Their ethnic appearance is disctinct, and theirs is a Shiite faith in a Sunni-majority country. They are one of the three big ethnic groups, but theirs is a long history of persecution that has included massacres and cultural losses such as the destruction of the centuries-old Buddha statues of Bamiyan...      Full news...


  • May 25, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    26 dead in ongoing siege in Afghanistan
    AP: Taliban gunmen surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said on Monday from inside the compound. Napas Khan, the police chief in the Naw Zad district, told The Associated Press by telephone that the insurgents had advanced to within 65 feet of the compound...      Full news...

  • May 22, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Grenade attack on wedding party leaves 15 hurt
    PAN: Unidentified men lobbed hand grenade on a wedding party in the Ankhoy district of northern Faryab province, leaving 15 persons, with some of them critically wounded, the district chief said on Friday. Sultan Sanjar told Pajhwok Afghan News that the wedding ceremony of the son of Noor Mohammad, director revenue of the district, was attacked with a hand grenade in the Qorghan area.      Full news...

  • May 19, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Five killed, more than 43 wounded in deadly Kabul bombing
    Al Jazeera: At least five people have been killed by a bomb in the parking lot of Afghanistan’s justice ministry building in Kabul, according to several officials. Reuters news agency confirmed citing Sediq Sediqqi, spokesperson for the interior ministry, that five people were dead and several more wounded in Tuesday’s blast.      Full news...

  • May 18, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Suicide attack buries the hopes of two young girls
    TOLOnews.com: Two young sisters were among those killed. Relatives of the two girls, who were on their way to school when the attack took place, spoke out on Monday about their plight, pleading for financial assistance in order to pay for a proper funeral for their murdered loved ones.      Full news...

  • May 17, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Claim Deadly Car Bomb Near Afghanistan Airport
    The Wall Street Journal: The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb that detonated Sunday morning on a crowded road near Afghanistan’s main international airport, hitting a vehicle of the European Union’s police advisory mission and killing three people, Afghan and international officials said. Sediq Sediqqi, the spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Interior, said the explosion occurred on Hawa Shanasi road, a street close to a military entrance to the airport.      Full news...


  • May 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Claims Responsibilty for Attacks that Kill 18 Afghans
    VOA News: Afghan officials have confirmed at least 16 soldiers are dead and more than a dozen wounded after a Taliban attack in a northeastern border region. An unspecified number of soldiers are missing after the assault late Sunday in the remote Badakhshan province. The Taliban insurgents reportedly seized weapons, several tanks and vehicles.      Full news...

  • May 2, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Three Passengers Killed, Two Still Missing in Zabul province
    TOLOnews.com: Three of the five passengers in a car who were kidnapped Thursday evening in southern Zabul have been found dead, acting governor of Zabul told TOLOnews on Saturday. Mohammad Ashraf Nasiri said the bodies were found Saturday morning in Qalat district, provincial capital of Zabul, where the passengers were abducted.      Full news...


  • April 26, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Teen bomber gang-raped in Taliban custody
    TOLOnews.com: A 16-year-old boy who confessed to having been gang-raped by Taliban commanders and forced to carry out a suicide attack has been arrested in Kabul, National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement Sunday. Would-be suicide bomber, Bilal, said that Muzamil, Hijrat (known as Abozar), Tahir and Honzala were the four Taliban commanders who sexually abused him in Bati Kot district of eastern Nangarhar, NDS said.      Full news...


  • April 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Solidarity Party of Afghanistan protests against recent bloodshed by Taliban (PHOTOS)
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): Members and supporters of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (SPA) staged a protest in Shahre Naw Park in Kabul today, to defend the blood of the victims of Badakhshan (the brutal killing of more than 30 soldiers by Taliban and ISIS in an attack on a check post), and Mazar (killing of more than 10 people in a courthouse attack by the Taliban), and to demand the freedom of 31 of our compatriots held hostage by the Taliban (in Zabul province).      Full news...

  • April 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISIS, Taliban United Behind Attack on ANA in Badakhshan
    TOLOnews.com: Afghan Taliban and foreign militants waving the flag of Daesh are responsible for the deadly ambush on an Afghan National Army (ANA) outpost in northern Badakhshan province this week, TOLOnews’ correspondents on the ground in the province reported on Monday. According to ANA officials in Badakhshan, the failure to repel the ambush, which ultimately resulted in over 20 fatalities, was a result of the central government’s lack of response to requests for greater support resources.      Full news...

  • April 13, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: 30 Afghan soldiers killed and beheaded as Taliban storm army posts
    Anadolu Agency: At least 30 Afghan soldiers have been killed, eight of them beheaded, and several others were abducted after militants stormed army checkpoints in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, Afghan officials said Monday. According to Afghan sources, on Friday night, some 200 Afghan and foreign militants launched an assault on army and police checkpoints in Jurm district of northeastern Badakhshan province, bordering with China.      Full news...



  • April 2, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    17 killed, 60 injured in Afghanistan bombing
    World Bulletin/News Desk: A suspected suicide bomber killed at least 17 people and injured 60 when they detonated their explosives in the midst of a demonstration in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday. The blast hit locals in Khost province who had for the past week been camping in protest against alleged corruption of provincial governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi.      Full news...


  • March 31, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roadside bombing kills 7 people of same family in Afghanistan
    Associated Press: A deputy official says a roadside bombing in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan has killed seven people, all members of the same family. The deputy police chief in Ghazni province says the bombing took place on Monday afternoon in Andar district. Asadullah Ensafi says the mini bus the family was riding in struck the bomb and all seven people from the family died — three women, three children and a man.      Full news...

  • March 17, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Declassified Documents: CIA Helped Fund al-Qaeda via Afghan Government
    Sputnik: Documents declassified at a trial of a suspected terrorist show that millions of dollars in CIA funds fell into the hands of al Qaeda in 2010. The money was used by Afghan officials in a ransom payment.Once again, US money funneled through the CIA into the Middle East has ended up being used against… well, the US... Correspondence made public at the trial of Abid Naseer, a Pakistani al-Qaeda operative convicted in Brooklyn of supporting terrorism and conspiring to bomb a British shopping center.      Full news...

  • March 10, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Officials Say Bombings Across Afghanistan Kill at Least 13
    Associated Press: A series of bombings across Afghanistan, including one targeting a police checkpoint in the country’s south, killed at least 13 people Tuesday, authorities said. The day’s deadliest attack targeted the checkpoint on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, killing eight people and wounding 23, said Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor. The dead included six civilians and two police officers, he said.      Full news...



  • February 24, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Thirty Shia Muslims kidnapped in Afghanistan
    AFP: Masked gunmen have abducted 30 Shia Muslim men who were travelling by bus through central Afghanistan, according to local authorities. The men, members of the minority Hazara ethnic group, were taken on Monday evening in Zabul province, on the road between the western city of Herat and Kabul.      Full news...

  • January 3, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protest against wedding shelling continues to boil
    PAN:On third consecutive day, hundreds of protesters took to the streets denouncing government for what they alleged authorities failed to investigate the tragic incident that resulted in the killing and wounding of scores of people attending a wedding ceremony. Several people were killed and wounded when mortars fired by Afghan troops hit a wedding party in the Mian Rodi village in Sangin district of southern Helmand province.      Full news...

  • January 1, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Dozens dead as Afghan wedding hit by rocket
    Al Jazeera: Mortar rounds fired during fighting between Afghan forces and Taliban fighters has killed at least 26 wedding guests in the southern province of Helmand, officials have said. Most of the victims of the attack late on Wednesday in Helmand’s Sangin district were women and children.      Full news...

  • December 14, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Multiple attacks kill 20 in Afghanistan
    AFP: Taliban insurgents killed at least 20 people in a series of gun and suicide attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, underlining worsening security as US-led NATO forces end their combat mission in the country. A suicide blast wrecked an Afghan military bus in Kabul, killing seven soldiers, while a senior court official was assassinated in the city and 12 Afghan mine clearance workers were gunned down in the south.      Full news...

  • December 13, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban kill 12 workers clearing mines in Afghanistan
    Los Angeles Times: Taliban fighters shot dead at least 12 workers clearing mines Saturday in southern Afghanistan, authorities said, part of a series of attacks that saw two U.S. troops killed and a top Afghan court official gunned down. Security in the capital, Kabul, has been stepped up as the Taliban have warned that attacks will continue as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw at the end of the month...      Full news...



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