Massive blasts kill dozens in central Kabul

Massive blasts kill dozens in central Kabul

A loud explosion hit the centre of Kabul late on Monday, hours after a Taliban suicide attack near the Defence Ministry killed at least 24 people, including a number of senior security officials, and wounded 91 others, officials said. Sporadic gunfire could be heard in an area of the city near to embassies and government […]

Several dead in attack on American University in Kabul

Several dead in attack on American University in Kabul

Twelve people, including seven students, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul that sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic, police said early on Thursday, before the assault ended when two gunmen were shot dead. The attack began at around 6:30 p.m. local time (1400 GMT) on Wednesday with a large […]

American, Australian professors kidnapped at gunpoint in Kabul

American, Australian professors kidnapped at gunpoint in Kabul

An American and an Australian were kidnapped at gunpoint in the heart of Kabul, officials said Monday, the latest in a series of abductions of foreigners in the conflict-torn country. The two professors at the American University of Afghanistan were seized on Sunday evening and no group has so far claimed responsibility for their abduction. […]

Huge blast from Taliban truck bomb rocks Kabul

Huge blast from Taliban truck bomb rocks Kabul

  A massive Taliban truck bomb struck a hotel for foreigners on the outskirts of Kabul early Monday, officials said, just days after the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital for 15 years. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the powerful bombing, which occurred close to the US-run Bagram air base north of […]

IS group claims responsibility for deadly suicide bombing in Kabul

IS group claims responsibility for deadly suicide bombing in Kabul

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200 when it tore through a demonstration by members of the mainly Shia Hazara minority. Graphic television footage from the site of the attack showed many dead bodies lying on […]