Forty-year-old Bismillah woke up last week to find Taliban fighters patrolling the streets of his village in Arghandab district of Kandahar province in Afghanistan. “We don’t know how they captured the checkpoints but the Taliban were blocking the roads to […]
About a year ago, Tahir Khan, then 17, from the southern Afghan province of Helmand, joined a caravan of about 80 countrymen and marched over 700 km to Kabul. Their clarion call was: “End the war in Afghanistan.” The group of […]
Heavy rains in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar triggered flash floods that killed more than 20 people. The UN reported that the dead included children whose homes collapsed or who were swept away. Ten people were reported missing. Kandahar […]
Afghanistan concluded its much-delayed parliamentary election on October 27, amid insurgent attacks and logistical delays. More than 2,500 candidates were in the fray for 249 seats in Parliament. The final polling was held in the southern province of Kandahar, which saw […]
One of Afghanistan’s most powerful police chiefs, General Abdul Raziq, was among those killed in an insider attack on the Kandahar governor’s office on Thursday. An official of the Afghan spy agency, the National Directorate of Security, was also killed […]
Taliban targeted police chief and US General Scott Miller, who was unharmed
Afghanistan’s intelligence agency reveals details of the January 2017 attack
Nestled between green hills, the zoo was once home to Marjan, the famous one-eyed lion of Kabul – who survived nearly three decades of war, mujaheddin attacks and several regimes, only to die in his sleep in 2002 as the […]
On Jan. 10, 2017, four major complex attacks and suicide bombings struck Kandahar, Helmand and Jalalabad and the Afghan parliament in Kabul. The latter attack claimed the lives of at least 38 parliament employees, according to latest figures from Afghan officials.
Mr Al Kaabi was accompanied by another UAE Embassy official and an Afghan translator who were also injured in Tuesday’s attack, which Afghan officials now say was carried out with help from outside the country.