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Two killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan: Official

Two killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan: Official

  An Afghan official says at least two people including a police officer have been killed by roadside bombs in western Herat province.

Sep 30, 2017, 13:49 PM IST
Islamic State claims mosque attack in Afghanistan's Herat

Islamic State claims mosque attack in Afghanistan's Herat

Afghan authorities said earlier that 30 worshippers including young children were killed and 64 wounded when suicide bombers throwing grenades stormed the Jawadya mosque in the western city near the Iranian border late yesterday.

Aug 02, 2017, 20:15 PM IST
Attack on Afghanistan mosque kills 29

Attack on Afghanistan mosque kills 29

Attacks on the minority Shia community are common in Afghanistan.

Aug 02, 2017, 07:47 AM IST
Shiite mosque attacked in Afghanistan, at least 20 killed

Shiite mosque attacked in Afghanistan, at least 20 killed

IS has been expanding its footprint in eastern Afghanistan and has recently claimed responsibility for several devastating attacks in Kabul.

Aug 01, 2017, 23:29 PM IST

7 killed in blast near Afghan mosque

The blast took place at around 3 p.m. near the northern gate of the Great Mosque of Herat.

Jun 06, 2017, 18:19 PM IST
Militants ambush foreign tourists in western Afghanistan

Militants ambush foreign tourists in western Afghanistan

The tourists -- eight British, three Americans and one German national -- were ambushed by Taliban gunmen in the restive district of Chesht-e-Sharif.

Aug 04, 2016, 14:06 PM IST
50-year-old pervert Afghan mullah marries six-year-old girl: WATCH Video

50-year-old pervert Afghan mullah marries six-year-old girl: WATCH Video

The mullah said he was married to the girl in a ceremony last month. 

Aug 01, 2016, 16:45 PM IST
Explosive-laden car near Indian consulate building in Herat creates panic

Explosive-laden car near Indian consulate building in Herat creates panic

Security forces have recovered a car with explosives near Indian consulate building in Herat, Afghanistan. One person has been arrested in this regard. 

Jan 08, 2016, 16:52 PM IST
Afghan forces besiege insurgents near Indian consulate in Mazar

Afghan forces besiege insurgents near Indian consulate in Mazar

Afghan special forces fought with insurgents barricaded in a house near the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Monday after an overnight attack that coincided with an assault on an Indian air base near the border with Pakistan.

Jan 04, 2016, 13:22 PM IST
Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Mazar-i-Sharif attacked, two gunmen killed

Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Mazar-i-Sharif attacked, two gunmen killed

Explosions and gunfire rang out late on Sunday as militants tried to storm the Indian diplomatic mission in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif, officials said.

 

Jan 03, 2016, 22:52 PM IST

70 militants killed in Afghanistan operations

 At least 145 militants have been killed in military operations within past 24 hours, the ministry of defence said on Wednesday.

Sep 16, 2015, 16:04 PM IST

Poisoning of schoolgirls continues in Afghanistan

Poisoning of schoolgirls is continuing in Afghanistan's Herat province as 25 more children were rushed to hospitals after complaining of breathing problems.

Sep 08, 2015, 16:14 PM IST

Blasts at Afghan gas storage facility kill 11: Officials

At least 11 people including several children were killed in a series of explosions at a gas storage facility on the edge of the western Afghan city of Herat, officials said Tuesday.

Aug 25, 2015, 14:31 PM IST

Roadside bomb kills six Afghan policemen: Officials

 A roadside bomb killed six policemen in western Afghanistan on Saturday, as they were patrolling on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, officials said.

Jul 18, 2015, 14:50 PM IST
Girls face punishment for going to school, attacked with acid in Afghanistan

Girls face punishment for going to school, attacked with acid in Afghanistan

Freedom of education for girls is still a far-fetched dream in Afghanistan. In a horrifying incident, three girls in the Herat province were attacked with acid by two men for making their way to school.

Jul 05, 2015, 23:41 PM IST
Taliban ambush kills 11 Afghan soldiers: Officials

Taliban ambush kills 11 Afghan soldiers: Officials

At least 11 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said today, as security forces face their first fighting season without NATO combat support.

Jun 29, 2015, 13:48 PM IST

At least 100 Afghan students hospitalised after eating poisoned beans in Herat

At least 100 school boys have been admitted to a hospital in Herat, Afghanistan, after reportedly consuming poisoned beans outside their school gates on Saturday.

Apr 12, 2015, 10:52 AM IST

At least 100 Afghan students hospitalised after eating poisoned beans in Herat

At least 100 school boys have been admitted to a hospital in Herat, Afghanistan, after reportedly consuming poisoned beans outside their school gates on Saturday.

Apr 12, 2015, 10:52 AM IST

100 school students poisoned in Afghanistan

Around 100 students of a school in the western Afghan province of Herat suffered from poisoning under mysterious circumstances on Saturday, police said.

Apr 11, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

Taliban deny Afghan Shiite kidnap

The Taliban said Friday they were not responsible for the abduction of 30 Shiite Muslims in southern Afghanistan last week, as rescue efforts restarted after a halt for bad weather.

Mar 06, 2015, 19:31 PM IST