Two killed, one kidnapped as gunmen storm Kabul guest house

May 22, 2017

Two killed, one kidnapped as gunmen storm Kabul guest house

A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house in Kabul, officials said Sunday, underscoring rising insecurity in the war-torn country. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack ...

Kabul cops wage 'debauchery' crackdown, raid water pipe haunts

/ Nov 28, 2016

Kabul cops wage 'debauchery' crackdown, raid water pipe haunts

Afghan police and health officials raided cafes and restaurants in Kabul on Sunday, confiscating shisha water pipes and paraphernalia in a campaign to halt “debauchery and vulgarity. Critics say the campaign will only distract police from the Afghan capital’s deteriorating security situation, while doing ...

Kabul Shiite mosque suicide bomber kills at least 27

Nov 22, 2016

Kabul Shiite mosque suicide bomber kills at least 27

A suicide bomber killed at least 27 people and wounded dozens in an attack Monday at a crowded mosque in Kabul, according to reports from the Afghan capital. The attacker reportedly blew himself or herself up inside the Baqir ul Olum mosque, used by ...

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 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 ...