Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 in raid on Sikh complex

Asia Pacific Mar 25, 2020

Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 in raid on Sikh complex

Unidentified gunmen and suicide bombers raided a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing 25 people before security forces killed all of the attackers, the government said. Sikhs have been the target of attack by Islamist militants before in South ...

World Mar 20, 2020

Official says 25 Afghan forces killed in insider attack

At least 25 police and army personnel were killed in an apparent insider attack at a joint military and police base early Friday, Afghan officials said. The attack took place in southern Zabul province, a Taliban stronghold. Assadullah Kakar, a provincial council member, said the ...

Afghan gunmen attack 'apostate' political rally, killing dozens

World Mar 7, 2020

Afghan gunmen attack 'apostate' political rally, killing dozens

Dozens of people were killed when gunmen opened fire at a political rally in Kabul on Friday, the deadliest assault in Afghanistan since the U.S. signed a withdrawal deal with the Taliban. The attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, highlights a glaring lack of ...

World / Crime & Legal Mar 5, 2020

Afghan war crimes probe must go ahead, says ICC judges

International war crimes judges ruled Thursday that a probe into wartime abuses in Afghanistan must go ahead, including looking into possible atrocities committed by U.S. forces, as they overturned a previous court ruling. Pretrial judges at the Hague-based International Criminal Court last year rejected a ...

U.S. downplays Taliban attacks following peace deal

World Mar 5, 2020

U.S. downplays Taliban attacks following peace deal

The Pentagon on Wednesday played down the gravity of new Taliban attack in Afghanistan that cast doubts on a new peace deal between the insurgent group and the United States. Since the signing in Doha on Saturday, the militants have ramped up violence against Afghan ...

Partial truce in Afghanistan boosts hopes for lasting peace

World Feb 22, 2020

Partial truce in Afghanistan boosts hopes for lasting peace

Afghans woke up to a weeklong partial truce Saturday after the Taliban, the U.S. and local forces all agreed to a lull that could be a major turning point in the long conflict. If the so-called "reduction in violence" holds, it will be a major ...