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.
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.
Four ITBP commandos, who repulsed an audacious terrorist attack on the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province last year, have been accorded the President's Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) on the eve of the Republic Day here.
Saffron cultivation needs lots of land and a lot of labour, but the world`s most expensive spice might be an economic lifeline for Afghanistan with international financial support set to fall in the coming years.
Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said on Friday, in the latest attack to highlight the growing civilian toll from violence.