VOA News / June 3, 2017 At least 10 people were killed Saturday in Kabul when three explosions hit the funeral of a senator’s son who was killed during protests Friday in Afghanistan’s capital city. Several government officials and members of parliament, including Afghan chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, were in attendance at the funeral for
VOA News June 1, 2017 Ayaz Gul ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan Thursday mourned the victims of a massive truck bomb that blew up Wednesday in the diplomatic section of the country’s capital, killing at least 90 people and wounding more than 400 others. The bomb ripped through the central Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul, home to
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 20, 2017 Bruce Pannier For more than three years now, Qishloq Ovozi and the Majlis podcast have been following events in northern Afghanistan, in the provinces that border Central Asia, while the situation there went from concerning to unstable. This reporting benefited greatly from the work and dedication of one
Press TV / May 20, 2017 Gunmen have stormed a bank in southeastern Afghanistan, killing three people and wounding over 30 more, officials say, as the country struggles with a rise in violent attacks. Five attackers, armed with suicide vests and guns, forced their way inside after one of them blew themselves up at the
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 19, 2017 ISLAMABAD — A roadside bomb has killed at least 11 civilians, mostly women and children, in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province. The victims were returning from a wedding party Friday afternoon when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in the Mohammad Agha district, according to the provincial governor’s office.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 19, 2017 An Afghan police officer has shot and killed five of his colleagues in the eastern province of Nangarhar, local officials say. Ghani Khel district Governor Abdul Wahab Momand said the policeman turned his rifle on colleagues as they slept at an outpost late on May 18. Ataullah Khogyani,
Press TV May 17, 2017 Afghan security forces have engaged three gunmen who have attacked a state radio and television building in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province. The gunmen began the Wednesday attack by detonating a bomb and managed to enter the state-run radio and television building in the provincial capital Jalalabad. The building is close to
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 4, 2017 ISLAMABAD — The United Nations has removed notorious Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar from its list of designated terrorists following his recent peace agreement with the Kabul government. “Therefore, the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo … no longer apply to him,” the U.N. Security Council’s Sanctions Committee said