Taliban truck bomb in Kabul kills 30 as spring offensive kicks in

Apr 20, 2016

Taliban truck bomb in Kabul kills 30 as spring offensive kicks in

Thirty people were killed and hundreds wounded when a Taliban truck bomb tore through central Kabul and a fierce firefight broke out Tuesday, one week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a densely crowded ...

At least 20 cops killed in Taliban suicide blast outside Kabul base

Feb 2, 2016

At least 20 cops killed in Taliban suicide blast outside Kabul base

Twenty policemen were killed Monday when a Taliban suicide bomber struck their base in Kabul Monday, officials said, just days before a fresh round of international talks aimed at reviving dialogue with the Islamist group. Scores of people were also wounded as the attacker ...

U.S. Embassy issues warning of 'imminent' attack in Kabul

Dec 1, 2015

U.S. Embassy issues warning of 'imminent' attack in Kabul

The U.S. Embassy says it has received “credible reports of an imminent attack” in the Afghan capital. A statement on the embassy’s website Monday urges U.S. citizens to exercise “extreme caution” if moving around in Kabul during the next 48 hours. The statement says ...

Aug 8, 2015

Lethal wave of bombings in Kabul leaves 51 dead, hundreds injured

Fifteen more fatalities were confirmed Saturday from a barrage of bombings in Kabul, taking the toll to 51 in the deadliest day in the Afghan capital since NATO’s combat mission ended in December. The explosions Friday, which devastated buildings and overwhelmed hospitals with hundreds ...