Taliban suicide attack on Afghan bank kills 10

Taliban militants detonated a suicide bomb and stormed a bank in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing five police and five civilians as the country endures a rise in violence as US-led NATO troops pull out.

UN voices `serious concern` after Taliban attacks hit Kabul

The UN voiced "serious concern" about the Taliban`s persistent threat after the group killed seven people in two suicide attacks in Kabul on Thursday, including one targeting a play at a French-financed high school.

US to keep more troops in Afghanistan as violence spikes

The United States will keep up to 1,000 more soldiers than previously planned in Afghanistan into next year, outgoing US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Saturday, in a recognition of the still formidable challenge from Taliban insurgents.

US defence official says forces carried out Somers rescue attempt

US forces conducted a mission on Friday to rescue kidnapped journalist Luke Somers, a US defense official said, declining to confirm reports that Somers had been killed.

Hagel, in Kabul, says Afghans to battle back Taliban threat

Outgoing US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expressed confidence in the ability of Afghan forces to defend Kabul following a spike in Taliban strikes as he arrived in the Afghan capital on Saturday for his final trip to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief.

US Defense Secretary in Kabul as NATO war winds down

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Kabul on Saturday on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan in the final weeks of NATO`s 13-year war against the Taliban.

Kabul police chief back in job despite militant attacks

The Kabul police chief who tendered his resignation after a string of attacks in the city will stay on in the role, officials said Monday, as Afghanistan struggles to respond to rising militant unrest.

Kabul police chief resigns after spate of attacks: Spokesman

 Kabul`s police chief resigned on Sunday, a spokesman said, after the Afghan capital was hit by at least nine militant attacks in the last two weeks with foreign compounds, embassy vehicles and US troops among those targeted.

Taliban attack Afghan foreign office, five killed

At least five people were killed and many injured when Taliban militants stormed Afghanistan government's foreign office building here on Saturday , sources said.

UN condemns attack on British embassy vehicle

 The UN Security Council (UNSC) has condemned the attack on a British embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Blasts, gunfire in Kabul after suicide bomber hits UK embassy car
Blasts, gunfire in Kabul after suicide bomber hits UK embassy car

Gunfire and explosions rocked Kabul on Thursday as Taliban militants attacked a central district that houses several embassies and foreign compounds, hours after a suicide bomber targeted a British embassy vehicle, killing six people.

Large blast, ongoing gunfire in central Kabul: Report

A large blast rocked Kabul on Thursday evening, followed by gunfire in the Afghan capital`s central district that houses many embassies and foreign compounds, AFP journalists reported.

Afghan suicide attack: Taliban hit UK embassy vehicle, one British among six killed
Afghan suicide attack: Taliban hit UK embassy vehicle, one British among six killed

A British embassy vehicle was hit by an explosion in Afghan capital Kabul in what is said to be a suicide attack, reports said Thursday.

As casualties soar, Afghan police taught how to stay alive

At a training centre near Kabul, one overriding lesson is drilled into Afghan police by their French instructors -- don`t become yet another unnecessary battlefield casualty.

Afghan bombings kill 2 NATO troops, 6 civilians

Bombings across Afghanistan killed two NATO troops and six civilians on Monday, authorities said, as the death toll in the country's deadliest insurgent attack this year rose to at least 50.

Injured flown to hospital after Afghan suicide attack kills 50

Scores of people wounded in a horrific suicide attack at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan were flown to hospital in Kabul, officials said Monday, as families mourned 50 killed in the blast.

Five killed in Afghanistan attack

At least five people were killed and seven injured in an attack in Afghanistan, the authorities said Saturday.

Female Afghan MP injured but defiant after suicide attack

 Afghan women`s rights campaigner Shukria Barakzai speaks in a tired whisper as she recovers in hospital from an assassination attempt that nearly killed her a week ago, but her message is strong and clear.

Afghanistan signals Kabul's focus on ties with Pakistan, China

Reflecting the new Afghanistan government`s high priority on reconciliation with the Taliban, ending conflicts and curbing terrorism, Kabul`s Ambassador to the UN Zahir Tanin signalled Kabul`s focus on relations with Pakistan and China, which it feels can help it in these tasks.

Taliban claim responsibility for Kabul suicide bombing

Taliban have claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing aimed at foreign targets here that left four militants dead and three injured, the media reported on Thursday.