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At least 66 injured after serial blasts hit Afghanistan's Jalalabad on Independence Day

A series of bombings struck restaurants and public squares on Monday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 34 people, officials said, as the country marked the 100th anniversary of its independence.

Aug 19, 2019, 15:40 PM IST

Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad banned from cricket for one year

Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been banned from all forms of cricket for a period of one year after the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) found him guilty of breaching its code of conduct for players.

Aug 19, 2019, 13:26 PM IST

Suicide bomber kills at least 63, injures 182 at a wedding in Kabul

Dozens of people were inside the wedding hall when the explosion occurred near the stage of the two-story building.

Aug 18, 2019, 06:54 AM IST

US-Taliban talks end without deal, both sides to consult

The eighth round of talks, which began on August 3 and focused on technical details, ended in the early hours, according to Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.

Aug 12, 2019, 20:01 PM IST

Nearly 100 injured in Kabul car bomb attack, Taliban claim responsibility

The bomb went off when a vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint outside the station, said interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi.

Aug 07, 2019, 11:16 AM IST

Taliban denounce Afghan election, warn rallies face attack

The Taliban called for a boycott of the election scheduled for September 28, and said foreign powers should instead focus on the effort to negotiate the deal with the United States on "ending the occupation of Afghanistan".

Aug 06, 2019, 21:07 PM IST

Afghan VP candidate injured as Kabul blast kills two, wounds 25

A powerful explosion hit central Kabul on Sunday, wounding Afghan President Ashraf Ghani`s running mate on the first day of official campaigning for a presidential election and killing at least two others, officials said.

Jul 29, 2019, 00:08 AM IST

Intra-Afghan talks only after US agrees to withdraw troops: Taliban

Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Qatar, says talks with the Afghan government would only come after a deal had been struck with the United States on the departure of its forces.

Jul 28, 2019, 16:36 PM IST

Serial blasts in Kabul kill at least 12, injure dozens

Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, with one hitting a bus carrying government employees, killing a total of at least 12 people, officials said.

Jul 25, 2019, 13:27 PM IST

England fast bowler James Anderson ruled out of Ireland Test with calf injury

Anderson, 36, who made his international debut at the age of just 20, tore his right calf when playing for his county Lancashire against Durham this month, but was included in the 13-man squad for the four-day match against Ireland, which begins on Wednesday.

Jul 23, 2019, 17:07 PM IST

Exclusive: Huzaifa al-Bakistani, a key ISIS recruiter, killed in US drone attack

Huzaifa al-Bakistani, a key commander of the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISJK) and a highly trained Pakistani national, who was involved in radicalisation of many Indian youths, was killed in a US drone strike in Khogyani district of Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan on Friday.

Jul 20, 2019, 21:39 PM IST

Delhi Police seizes 150-kg heroin; Afghan-Pakistan narcotics cartel exposed

With this major drug haul, the Modus Operandi (MO) of another trans-national narcotic cartel has been exposed.

Jul 20, 2019, 11:28 AM IST

Ahead of Imran-Trump meet, Afghanistan says Kandahar attack plotted in Pakistan

The Afghan intelligence agency-- National Directorate of Security or NDS has said that the Kandahar terror attack was organised and directed from Chaman from Pakistan. Chaman is the 2nd largest city of Pakistan's northwest Balochistan province and borders Afghanistan's Kandahar province. NDS will be releasing all the details of how the attack was planned from Pakistan tomorrow. 

Jul 19, 2019, 21:27 PM IST

11 pilgrims killed as landmine explodes in Afghanistan

At least 11 pilgrims including seven children were killed and on Monday when their vehicle set off a landmine in southern Afghanistan, local government and health officials said.

Jul 15, 2019, 21:52 PM IST

Rashid Khan named Afghanistan captain across all formats

Rashid, 20, who already captains the team in Twenty20 Internationals, will take over from Gulbadin Naib in one-dayers and Rahmat Shah in tests.

Jul 12, 2019, 19:15 PM IST

Seven civilians killed in air strike in northern Afghanistan: Government

The air strike was conducted for "the elimination of the enemy" in the KutobKhel district of the city of Pul-e-Khumri, the defence ministry said in a statement. 

Jul 09, 2019, 21:15 PM IST

12 killed, 179 injured in Afghanistan suicide bombing

At least 12 people were killed and 179 others injured on Sunday in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan`s Ghazni city. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Jul 07, 2019, 16:18 PM IST

United States hails peace talks with Taliban

The U.S. peace envoy leading talks with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan said on Saturday the latest discussions were the "most productive session" to date.

Jul 06, 2019, 23:19 PM IST

World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli could face ban ahead of semi-final for excessive appealing

 Kohli was fined 25 percent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct by engaging in excessive appealing during the ICC Cricket World Cup match against Afghanistan at Southampton.

Jul 05, 2019, 22:50 PM IST

World Cup 2019: Gulbadin Naib sees bright future for Ikram Alikhil in Afghanistan team

Ikram, who made his ODI debut against Ireland in March, wasn’t included in Afghanistan’s initial 15-man squad but was drafted in on the eve of the tournament after an injury to Mohammad Shahzad.

Jul 05, 2019, 16:55 PM IST