Nov 11, 2016

Taliban truck bomb hits German Consulate in northern Afghanistan

Germany’s consulate in northern Afghanistan was attacked late Thursday when a suicide car bomber rammed the compound, a senior police official said. The car exploded at the gate of the consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif city, destroying the gate and wall around 11.10 p.m. local time, ...

At least 14 killed in attack on Kabul Shiite shrine during festival

Oct 12, 2016

At least 14 killed in attack on Kabul Shiite shrine during festival

Gunmen targeted Shiite pilgrims in Kabul late Tuesday, killing at least 14 people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, one of the most important festivals on the Shiite calendar, officials said. The attack in the Afghan capital marked unraveling security as the resurgent Taliban ...

Taliban attack Kunduz year after once seizing city

Oct 4, 2016

Taliban attack Kunduz year after once seizing city

The Taliban launched a large-scale assault Monday on Kunduz, a northern Afghan city that briefly fell to the insurgents a year ago and was only fully liberated weeks later with the help of U.S. airstrikes. The insurgents reached a central roundabout and hoisted their ...

Taliban blasts target defense ministry, police, kill at least 24

Sep 6, 2016

Taliban blasts target defense ministry, police, kill at least 24

At least 24 people were killed and 91 wounded Monday in a Taliban double bombing near the defense ministry in central Kabul during rush hour, the latest assault on the Afghan capital. High-level officials, including an army general, were among those killed in the ...