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  • 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...

  • March 9, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Eight Children killed in Khost blast
    PAN: Eight children and one policeman were killed on Saturday when a suicide attacker blew up his explosives on a road beside a joint patrol of Afghan police and international forces in this capital city of southeastern Khost province, an official said. The strike around 10:30am targeted the joint Afghan-US patrol in the Kandi area on Khost City’s outskirts, but eight passing civilians were killed...      Full news...

  • February 18, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban flog Ghor couple on adultery charges
    PAN: A 30-year-old woman, a relative of a former Taliban governor, was publicly whipped by the rebels for having alleged sexual relations with a man who received 27 lashes before being expelled from western Ghor province, officials said on Monday. The whipping took place in Gurgin village of Charsada district late on Friday, a provincial high peace council member, Nasrullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • February 5, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban run training camp in Deshu: Naeem
    PAN: The Taliban are running a training camp, with fighters receiving practical guidance, in the Deshu district of southern Helmand province, the governor said on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Mohammad Naeem said the Taliban had established a training centre in the Bahramcha area that borders Pakistan.      Full news...

  • February 3, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills family of 5 in southern Afghanistan
    The Associated Press: An Afghan government official says a roadside bomb has killed a family of five in the south of the country. The administrator for Miyanishin district in Helmand province, Shah Mahmood Shafa, says the family was driving through the district in a Toyota Corolla Saturday night when their car struck a bomb. He did not say if the explosion had targeted them, or how the bomb was detonated.      Full news...

  • January 27, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bomb Attacks Kill 13 People in Afghanistan
    Prensa Latina: Two bomb attacks in other southern provinces of Afghanistan killed 13 people, including 11 policemen, and wounded another 13, according to a report from official sources. In conflict-torn Kandahar province, an explosive device was activated while a patrol of agents was passing by and killed eight policemen and wounded six.      Full news...

  • December 17, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Blast Kills 10 Girls in Eastern Afghanistan
    The Associated Press: Ten young girls were killed when a bomb exploded as they were gathering firewood outside their village in eastern Afghanistan on Monday morning, an official said. It was not clear what triggered the explosion outside Dawlatzai village in Nangarhar province’s Chaperhar district, said Mohammad Seddiq, the government administrator for the district. He spoke to The Associated Press by phone from the site of the blast.      Full news...

  • November 26, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Human Rights Watch against Afghan government’s amnesty for Taliban crimes
    ANI: The Afghan government should not grant Taliban representatives amnesty from prosecution for serious crimes as part of talks with the insurgent group, Human Rights Watch has said. “Future government talks with the Taliban should not hinge upon denying justice to victims of war crimes and other abuses. Afghanistan’s civilians should not be forced to choose between justice and peace,” The News quoted Brad Adams, HRW Asia director, as saying.      Full news...

  • November 23, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    2 killed, 60 wounded in suicide bombing attack in eastern Afghanistan
    The Associated Press: A suicide attacker detonated a car laden with explosives Friday in eastern Afghanistan, killing two civilians and wounding about 60 others, officials said. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying in a statement that the attack was in response to the recent execution of four Taliban detainees at the Afghan government’s main detention center in Kabul.      Full news...

  • November 16, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Roadside Bomb Kills 17 wedding guests in Afghanistan
    VOA: A roadside bomb has ripped through a vehicle in western Afghanistan, killing 17 civilians who were part of a wedding celebration. Afghan officials say Friday’s blast occurred on a road in relatively peaceful Farah province. Most of the victims were women and children. At least 10 people were wounded in the attack.      Full news...

  • November 11, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Bomb kills Afghan family including hours-old baby
    Reuters: A roadside bomb killed a family of six, including a baby born just hours before, in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, local officials said. The family was leaving a maternity hospital in Khost province in a pick-up truck when the bomb exploded, said a statement from the office of the provincial governor.      Full news...

  • November 8, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan bomb attacks 'kill 20'
    BBC News: At least 20 people, including 12 civilians, have been killed in four separate militant attacks in Afghanistan, officials say. Women and children were among 10 killed when a minibus hit a roadside bomb in southern Helmand province. Other bombings killed five Afghan soldiers in Laghman in the east, three police in Kandahar and two boys in Zabul province.      Full news...

  • November 1, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Taliban fear grips once peaceful Parwan province
    GlobalPost: Just a few miles from the biggest US military base in Afghanistan is the headquarters of Parwan’s provincial governor. More than a year after it was attacked by a team of suicide bombers, the buildings remain peppered with bullet holes, scarred by shrapnel and in some places stained with blood.      Full news...

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