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31 killed in massive Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 17:42

A massive attack, including suicide bombings, launched Wednesday by Taliban militants against the police headquarters and provincial governor`s office in Kandahar city, the capital of Afghanistan`s Kandahar province, left 31 people dead, Abdul Raziq, a provincial police official, said.

Afghan provincial governor`s office attacked, seven suicide bombers killed

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 13:10

Seven suicide bombers were reportedly killed when a group of militants Wednesday launched a massive offensive against the police headquarters and the provincial governor`s office in Kandahar, the capital of Afghanistan`s Kandahar province, 450 km south of Kabul.

Bombs kill 4 in Afghanistan; NATO soldier dies

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 18:14

Roadside bombings across Afghanistan killed 4 people on Thursday as officials reported that a NATO soldier died in a helicopter crash in Kandahar the previous day.

Eight killed in Afghanistan skirmish

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 02:15

Eight people, including three security personnel and five militants, were killed Wednesday evening in a skirmish in southern Afghan province of Kandahar, police said.

UK, US still run illegal detention centres: Karzai

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 00:55

President Hamid Karzai accused British and US forces on Tuesday of continuing to operate "illegal" detention facilities in the country.

Roadside bomb kills 15 people in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 21:43

A roadside bomb killed at least 15 people traveling in vehicles that had been diverted from a main road on Monday after an earlier attack in southern Afghanistan, officials said.

Arun Jaitley defends release of terrorists to end Kandahar plane hijack crisis

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 23:02

Arun Jailtey defended Vajpayee government`s releasing the three most wanted terrorists in return for the safety of passengers of the Indian Airlines plane hijacked to Kandahar in 1999.

Suicide bomber killed near Indian mission in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 17:25

A would-be-suicide bomber was shot dead close to the Indian consulate building in Afghanistan`s Kandahar city Thursday, the police said.

India-backed varsity in former Taliban base a breakthrough: Salman Khurshid

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 16:27

Establishment of Afghanistan`s agriculture university with India`s help in Taliban stronghold of Kandahar is breakthrough in Indo-Afghan partnership, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said.

India backs Karzai amid his standoff with US

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 11:50

Amid a standoff between the US and the embattled Afghan President, India saluted Hamid Karzai`s "extraordinary and brave" leadership in nurturing democracy and peace in the war-torn country.

Three Afghan youths killed in Taliban attack

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 06:50

Three Afghan youths were killed while playing football and four injured when a rocket fired by the Taliban landed in the country`s Kandahar province Saturday.

Key Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 17:57

A key Taliban commander named Zaid was killed in Afghanistan`s Helmand province - a former Taliban stronghold, an official said Wednesday.