Tag: Kabul

Death toll in Kabul blasts rises to 25

Kabul: The death toll in a double suicide bombing, claimed by the Islamic State terror group, at a wrestling club in the Afghan capital has risen to 25, a police spokesman said on Thursday. The first explosion occurred at 5.55 p.m. on Wednesday after a terrorist shot dead a security guard and detonated his explosive […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Over 300 killed in Ghazni city fighting: Afghan Defence Minister

Kabul: Over 300 people, including 100 government troops and 30 civilians, have been killed in the intense fighting between Taliban militants and the security forces in Afghanistan’s Ghazni city, the country’s Defence Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami said on Monday. The militant group started its offensive in the city last Friday. “As of midday today, the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Dozens killed as Taliban storm Afghanistan's Ghazni city

Kabul: The Taliban launched a massive offensive in Afghanistan’s Ghazni city on Friday amid reports of multiple casualties even as heavy fighting continued between the government forces and militants. Afghan soldiers fought back as militants converged from four sides of the city, resulting in several deaths on all sides, Ghazni provincial government spokesman Mohammad Arif […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Indian among three kidnapped, killed in Kabul

Kabul: An Indian national and two others working for international food company Sodexo in Afghanistan were kidnapped and killed by gunmen here on Thursday. “An Indian, a Malaysian and a Macedonian citizen were abducted and killed. We have found their bodies,” a spokesman for Kabul’s police chief said. The Indian national is said to be […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Militants attack refugee department in Afghanistan, 18 killed

Kabul: A militant attack on a provincial headquarters of the department of refugees and migrants on Tuesday left at least 18 people dead and 15 others injured, officials told the media. A first suicide attacker detonated explosives he was carrying, allowing two other militants to enter the building in Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province, where […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
4 Taliban insurgents killed in Afghan air strikes

Kabul: At least four Taliban insurgents were killed following an Afghan Special Operations Forces-related air strikes in the southern province of Zabul, officials said on Sunday. “The strikes were conducted against militants of Taliban terrorist outfit in Shahjoy and Shinkay districts and two insurgents’ motorcycles were also destroyed,” Xinhua quoted Operational Coordination Group Afghanistan as […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Photojournalist among 7 killed in Kabul twin blasts

Kabul: At least seven people including AFP photojournalist Shah Marai were killed and 20 others injured in two explosions on Monday in central Kabul which hosts the NATO headquarters and offices of several international non-profits. Spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health Wahidullah Majroh confirmed the toll to Efe news. A police official told Efe […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
11 soldiers, 4 militants killed in Kabul army camp attack

Kabul: At least 11 soldiers and four militants were killed on Monday after the Islamic State attacked an army camp in western Kabul, the seventh major attack in the country this month. Some 16 Afghan army personnel were also wounded in the predawn attack, for which the IS claimed responsibility, the country’s Defence Ministry said […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Rocket lands inside Indian Embassy in Kabul, all staff safe

New Delhi: A rocket landed at the Indian Embassy in Kabul on Monday but there were no casualties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said. “A rocket has landed in our Chancery compound in Kabul,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted late Monday evening. “The rocket clipped the top of the three-storeyed ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) barracks,” she said. […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
20 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

Kabul: At least 20 persons have been killed and 30 others injured here in a suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State terror group, an official said. The attack happened on Thursday night in Banaee area of Kabul where a group of police officers were handling a protest, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. A […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
40 killed in suicide attack in Kabul

Kabul: At least 40 people were killed and over 30 injured on Thursday in a suicide attack inside a cultural centre here, the Interior Ministry has confirmed. The explosion took place around 10.30 a.m. in the Qala-e-Nazar area, Nasrat Rahimi, the ministry spokesman told Efe news, adding that the victims included women and children. Rahimi […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Suicide attack kills three, injures five in Kabul

Kabul: At least three people were killed and five others injured after a suicide attack occurred near a cricket stadium in Kabul on Wednesday, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danesh said. Police cordoned off the area around the site of the blast, Xinhua news agency reported. Danesh told reporters that three people — a policeman and […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
12 killed, 19 injured in Afghan car bomb attack

Kabul: At least 12 people were killed and 19 injured in a car bomb attack on a convoy of Afghan forces in Helmand province, a security official said on Monday. “A terrorist blew up his explosives-laden car on Sunday night next to a military convoy on a road leading to Nawa district,” the official told Xinhua […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
20 killed in Kabul suicide blast

Kabul: At least 20 people were killed on Monday in a suicide blast targeting the house of an Afghan politician here, police said. “The blast occurred near the house of Mohammad Mohaqiq, deputy to Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, in Golah-e-Dawakhana locality at around 6.50 a.m.,” a police official told Xinhua news agency. Tolo News, citing […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Huge blast in Kabul, casualties feared

Kabul: A huge explosion rocked the Afghan capital on Wednesday, causing dozens of casualties and wounding over 60, according to local media. The suspected car bomb took place around 8.30 a.m. close to the Zanbaq square in the 10th police district of the city, according to Khaama News which quoted Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021