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June 30, 2018 7:30 AM Afghan forces resume offensive operations after govt ceasefire ends

KABUL: Afghan security forces resumed offensive operations on Saturday after President Ashraf Ghani declared an end to the government's unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban. Ghani said the ceasefire, which lasted 18 days after it was extended once and overlapped with the Taliban's unilateral three-day truce for Eid, had been "98% successful". "The ceasefire 9

June 17, 2018 10:32 AM Taliban says ceasefire will not be extended, fighting to resume

KABUL: The Taliban said Sunday they would not extend their three-day ceasefire with Afghan security forces and fighting would resume, dashing hopes for the recent peace to continue. The comments by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid come after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Saturday a government truce with the militants would be extended 11

May 22, 2018 10:52 AM Five killed, 33 wounded by blast in southern Afghan city

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: At least five people were killed and 33 wounded Tuesday when a minivan stuffed with explosives detonated as security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Security forces in Kandahar had already cleared the area around a bus station where the van was found, provincial governor spokesman Daud Ahmadi 10

May 21, 2018 9:04 AM Taliban warn Kabul residents to 'keep away' ahead of attacks

KABUL: The Taliban warned Kabul residents Monday to avoid "military centres" in the heavily fortified city, saying they are planning more attacks in the capital where civilians have long taken the brunt of the casualties. The militant group has issued such warnings to civilians before, including during a failed attempt to take the western city of Farah 18

May 19, 2018 8:18 AM Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded

JALALABAD, Afghanistan: Eight people were killed and 45 wounded in a series of explosions targeting a cricket match in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said Saturday, the first attack since the holy month of Ramadan began. The blasts exploded among spectators crowded into the stadium at around 11pm (1830 GMT) on Friday evening as they watched 21

April 30, 2018 10:29 AM 11 children killed in Afghan suicide attack on foreign convoy

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: A suicide attack on a foreign military convoy in southern Afghanistan on Monday killed at least 11 children who were nearby, officials said, amid a spate of attacks across the war-torn country. Sixteen others were wounded, including foreign and Afghan security forces, when a bomb-laden car exploded in the southern province of Kandahar 27

April 7, 2018 8:46 AM Afghan air strike kills Islamic State commander

KABUL: Afghanistan forces killed an important Islamic State (IS) commander in an air strike, one year after he defected from the Taliban and established a new IS foothold in the country, security officials said. Qari Hekmat was killed in a drone strike this afternoon in the Darz Aab district of Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province, said Hanif Rezaee 23

March 21, 2018 8:54 AM Suicide bomber kills eight in Kabul attack, say officials

Afghan policemen keep watch at the site of a blast in Kabul March 21, 2018. — Reuters picKABUL, March 21 —A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of Kabul University today, killing at least eight people, officials said, as Afghans celebrate the Persian new year holiday. Another 20 people were wounded in the blast, health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh 13

March 21, 2018 5:46 AM Afghan street artists haunt warlords with graffiti campaign

KABUL: For days Hamida Barmaki's smiling face stared out over traffic in Kabul, painted in a towering mural near the home of the warlord blamed for her death before it was mysteriously covered over in white. The short-lived image on a concrete blast wall marked the beginning of a provocative campaign by social activist group ArtLords, whose artists are calling 17

March 13, 2018 7:24 AM US Defence Secretary Mattis arrives in Kabul on unannounced visit

KABUL: Elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan government, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday as he arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit. Mattis's remarks came as he flew into the war-torn city, weeks after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban. The insurgents have so far given 27