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  • July 29, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Constant violence on perilous highways
    The Killid Group: There has been an upsurge of violence on the highways in the south and east of the country. Journeys that took only a few hours three years ago can be interminable. There are daily bloody skirmishes, trucks carrying NATO supplies are targeted by magnetic bombs and IEDs, and civilians travelling on work could be stuck for hours because of blockades by security forces.      Full news...

  • July 19, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bombings kill 15 people in southern Afghanistan
    The Associated Press: Officials say a wave of bombings in southern Afghanistan has killed 15 people, including six members of the country’s security services. Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, says there were four bombings. All of them took place late on Friday in different locations in Helmand.      Full news...

  • July 10, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    UK forces in Helmand “made matters worse”, says report
    The Guardian: Under intense pressure from British and US troops, the Taliban have been demoralised and put on the back foot in the Afghan province of Helmand; yet they have proved remarkably resilient, and will try to “retake” the province once foreign forces withdraw, at the end of next year, according to a study published in the influential International Affairs journal.      Full news...

  • July 5, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    2 suicide attacks kill 16, wounds 17 in Afghanistan
    Xinhua: At least 16 Afghans were killed and 17 others sustained injuries as two suicide attacks rocked the southern provinces of Kandahar and Uruzgan on Friday, officials asserted. In the latest deadly suicide bombing which hit Uruzgan’s provincial capital Trinkot 370 km south of Kabul, 12 people mostly policemen were killed and five others sustained injuries, spokesman for provincial administration, Abdullah Humat said.      Full news...

  • July 4, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Six Children Killed by Hidden Bombs in Afghanistan
    The New York Times: Thursday was another bad day for girls in Afghanistan. Four girls aged 5 to 8 who were at a wedding party in southern Helmand Province went out to fetch water from a hand pump, and as they were carrying the buckets of water back one of the girls stepped on a hidden bomb, which exploded and killed all of them, according to Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor.      Full news...

  • June 25, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Strike Near Presidential Palace Inside Kabul
    The New York Times: At least three suicide bombers launched a sophisticated attack on the heart of the Afghan government early Tuesday morning, using at least two land cruisers similar to those used by international soldiers here, fake badges and vehicle passes, which allowed at least one to get inside the heavily guarded area, according to Kabul’s deputy police chief.      Full news...

  • June 16, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roadside bomb kills 6 civilians in Afghanistan
    Pakistan Today: Six civilians were killed and four others sustained injuries when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in Afghanistan’s central province of Uruzgan on Sunday. The early morning blast took place in the Chura district, a statement from the governor’s house media centre said.      Full news...

  • June 11, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    55 killed and wounded in car bomb attack outside Kabul court
    Los Angeles Times: A suicide bomber detonated his vehicle in front of the Supreme Court in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, several hundred yards from the U.S. Embassy, killing 17 people and wounding 38, police said. The Taliban claimed responsibility in a statement sent to reporters, adding that the bomber, whom it identified as an engineer named Abdul Wajid, detonated his explosives-packed Toyota Corolla...      Full news...

  • June 10, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban beheads two boys, aged 10 and 16, in southern Afghanistan
    Reuters: Taliban fighters beheaded two boys aged 10 and 16 as a warning to villagers not to cooperate with the Afghan government, local officials said. The boys, named Khan and Hameedullah, had travelled to Afghan army and police checkpoints near their home in the southern province of Kandahar, scrounging for leftover food to bring to their families, the officials said.      Full news...

  • June 4, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Father, 3 children killed by road bomb in Afghanistan as violence soars
    The Associated Press: An official says three children and their father died when their car hit a bomb on a road in western Afghanistan, the latest deaths in a sharp rise in civilian casualties. Farah province spokesman Abdul Rahman Zhawandai says the family was driving early Tuesday when their car hit the buried bomb. The father and children were killed instantly. The mother was critically injured.      Full news...

  • June 3, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan bombings kill nine children, 10 others
    Los Angeles Times: Two bomb blasts killed at least 19 people, including nine schoolchildren, in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, as Afghan Taliban militants continued a wave of violence as part of their spring offensive. In one attack, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated his explosives in a busy market in eastern Paktia province...      Full news...

  • May 25, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Blast kills 12 at Afghan mosque
    The Washington Post: A blast during Friday night prayers in a mosque in central Afghanistan killed 12 people, eight of them Taliban insurgents, officials said Saturday. The insurgents placed explosives in a corner of the mosque, in Ghazni province’s Andar district, before joining worshipers, according to Qasim Deswal, a local official.      Full news...

  • May 24, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban launches deadly attack in Kabul
    Al Jazeera: Explosions rocked central Kabul for five hours after Taliban gunmen launched a major suicide and gun attack centred on a compound of the International Organization for Migration, an aid agency. There are still conflicting reports on the number of casualties in the attack on Friday, but Al Jazeera has learned that at least one police officer was killed, alongside four gunmen...      Full news...

  • May 17, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Twin blasts kill 9, wounds 55 in Afghanistan’s Kandahar
    Xinhua: At least nine people were killed and more than 55 others wounded Friday evening when two back-to-back explosions rocked Kandahar city, capital of the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, a provincial government spokesman said. “The initial reports said that three police officers and six civilians had died and over 55 wounded in two explosions which took place in Hyno area of the city Friday evening,”...      Full news...

  • May 13, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kandahar bomb blast kills 10 Afghan civilians
    BBC News: A roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan has killed at least 10 civilians, including women and children, police say. The vehicle the victims were travelling in hit an improvised explosive device (IED) in Kandahar province. About 12 other people were injured in the blast.      Full news...

  • May 5, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    4 civilians killed, 5 children injured in Farah bombing
    PAN: At least four civilians were killed and five others injured during a roadside bombing in the Khak-i-Safid district of western Farah province on Sunday, an official said. The explosion took place in Archi area at around 7am, when a car struck the roadside bomb, the town’s administrative head, Abdul Khaliq Nawrozi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • April 27, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Summary amputations: Taliban justice in Afghanistan
    BBC News: Two cases of forced amputations in Afghanistan’s Herat province have served as a grim reminder of Taliban-style justice almost 12 years since the movement was ousted from power. Just over a month ago, Fayz Mohammad and his neighbour Zarin were two ordinary young Afghan men. They held down good jobs as drivers for a local transport company and were happy to be able to feed their families.      Full news...

  • April 26, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Fiery bus crash blamed on Taliban insurgents kills 45 in Afghanistan
    The Associated Press: A bus collided on Friday with the wreckage of a truck that had been attacked by Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan, killing 45 people aboard the bus in a fiery crash, officials said. The battered oil tanker had been left in the middle of a narrow road near the border of Kandahar and Helmand provinces for several days after insurgents attacked it. Police considered the area too dangerous to enter, the officials said.      Full news...

  • April 23, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Child soldiers in Afghanistan will make your heart hurt
    MSN: Well, everyone, this is the way things are now. Did you know that? Were you prepared to see a video of small children firing guns and presumably being indoctrinated to kill other human beings before they've reached adolescence, because that is what the world is coming to now?      Full news...

  • April 20, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban cut off hand, foot of two alleged robbers in peaceful Herat province
    PAN: A Taliban court ordered cutting off a hand and a foot of two men convicted of robbery and cooperating with a security firm in western Herat province, officials said on Saturday. The victims were then taken to a hospital in Torghondai area, a border town of Robat Sangi district, a spokesman for western zone hospitals, Dr. Mohammad Rafique Sherzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • April 17, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: At least 24 dead in violence today
    BBC News: At least 24 people have been killed in five separate attacks across west, east and north Afghanistan, officials say. Casualty figures for April suggest that about 182 people have been killed in violence in Afghanistan this month, making it the bloodiest of 2013. Some of the worst incidents took place in the west, where seven people were killed and three injured after a roadside bomb hit a civilian truck.      Full news...

  • April 15, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan roadside bomb kills seven civilians: Officials
    AFP: A roadside bomb hit a tractor in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing seven civilians and wounding four others, officials said. The tractor and trailer hit the anti-vehicle mine in the Mali Zai area of Zabul province, the ministry of interior said in a statement. “Seven civilians were killed and four other civilians were wounded. The wounded were taken to the hospital by Afghan National Police,” the statement said.      Full news...

  • April 11, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    2 children die as rocket hits home in Paktika
    PAN: Two children were killed and as many sustained injuries when a Taliban-fired rocket hit their home in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Thursday. Elsewhere, a tribal elder was gunned down in northern Takhar province. A stray rocket hit a civilian house in Walus area of Gyani district, killing two children and injuring as many, all from the same family, said Mukhlis Afghan, the governor’s spokesman.      Full news...

  • April 8, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A testimony: “My wife has never been the same since our sons died”
    The Killid Group: Kabul’s seventh district is also called Sarzamine Sokhta in Dari (Burned Land). Nearly everyone here has lost a family member in the successive rounds of blood-letting witnessed by the city. It was 1999. The sun had just gone down in the western sky recalls Mir Abdul Wadood, now a teacher in a school in neighbouring Parwan, when Taleban dragged away and shot 10 family members.      Full news...

  • April 4, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    3 students dead in bombing
    PAN: Three schoolchildren were killed in a roadside bombing in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, officials said. The explosion took place in Batikot district at 12 noon when the students were on their way to home, the provincial deputy police chief said.      Full news...

  • April 3, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan courthouse attack kills more than 50, injures more than 90
    BBC News: A suicide bomb and gun attack on a courthouse in western Afghanistan has left more than 50 people dead and 90 injured, most of them civilians. Militants disguised as soldiers tried unsuccessfully to free suspected Taliban members in capital of the Farah province, Afghan officials said. After a fierce initial gun battle, shooting continued as militants took cover in nearby buildings.      Full news...

  • March 23, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    4 children perish in Kandahar blast
    PAN: Four children were killed and two others wounded by a bomb they were playing with in the Mianishin district of southern Kandahar province on Saturday, officials said. The roadside bomb exploded in the Zunto area, where the children found it, the governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Javed Faisal, told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • March 20, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s Nuristan province “at mercy of the Taliban”
    BBC News: Mountainous Nuristan is one of the most volatile and inaccessible provinces in Afghanistan, writes the BBC’s Bilal Sarwary. It is also one of its most insecure - could other parts of the country go the same way? Nuristan is geographically cut off from the rest of Afghanistan and has next to no infrastructure, few medical facilities and endemic corruption.      Full news...

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