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 ...

Taliban suicide bomber kills three foreign troops in Kabul

Sep 17, 2014

Taliban suicide bomber kills three foreign troops in Kabul

A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said. Security forces in full battle gear administered CPR to wounded comrades shortly after ...