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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. 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Freed priest in Afghanistan meets Sushma Swaraj

Returning after eight-month captivity in Afghanistan, Indian priest Alexis Prem Kumar on Tuesday called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here.

Abducted Indian priest freed in Afghanistan after eight months

An Indian Christian priest, Father Alexis Prem Kumar was released on Sunday.

ITBP men who thwarted terror bid on Herat Consulate given PPMG

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.

Afghan saffron pickers offer alternative to opium crop

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.

Child labour: Ice cream is a job, not a treat, for Afghan girl

The gaggle of girls outside a school in Herat are all about the same age, but one of them sticks out.

Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan

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.

Gunmen kill two foreign women in western Afghanistan: Officials

Two foreign women were shot dead by unknown gunmen while travelling in a taxi in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, officials said.