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 ...

Gunmen storm guest house in Kabul, at least one American dead

May 14, 2015

Gunmen storm guest house in Kabul, at least one American dead

Gunmen stormed a guest house popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday evening, police said, with at least one American killed and dozens others trapped by fighting between the attackers and rescuers. Authorities cordoned off the area around the Park Palace ...

Suicide attack on Afghan lawmaker kills three in Kabul

Mar 30, 2015

Suicide attack on Afghan lawmaker kills three in Kabul

An Afghan member of parliament survived a targeted suicide attack in Kabul on Sunday but three people, including a child, were killed and eight others injured, police and government sources said. The parliamentarian, Gul Pacha Majidi, had been leaving a meeting in east Kabul ...

Dec 8, 2014

Afghan students find inspiration in Islamic State's success

A quiet student at Kabul University, 25-year-old Abdul Rahim has a dream: to join Islamic State in Syria and fight for the establishment of a global caliphate — a new, alarming form of radicalism in war-weary Afghanistan. “When hundreds of foreigners, both men and ...

Dec 2, 2014

Aid group closes Afghan office after deadly Taliban attack

The foreign aid group Partnership in Academics and Development said Monday it has closed its Kabul office after an attack by Taliban fighters killed the office’s director, his two teenage children and two Afghan citizens. Several other people were injured, the group’s international field ...