Taliban attack

Deadly Taliban attack in Afghan capital casts shadow on peace deal

The blast, which shook buildings several kilometres away, happened just as Zalmay Khalilzad, the special U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan, was outlining details of a draft accord with the insurgents in a television interview.

Sep 03, 2019, 13:13 PM IST

Afghan vice president narrowly escapes death for a second time

Dostum was aware of a planned attack but decided to travel anyway, the spokesman added.

Mar 30, 2019, 23:22 PM IST

Taliban attack on military outpost kills 44, says Afghanistan provincial officials

The attack came as the situation in the embattled central city of Ghazni eased after the Taliban said they had ordered forces out after five days of fighting that killed and wounded hundreds and left the city a burned-out wreck.

Aug 15, 2018, 12:55 PM IST

Donkey bomb: Animal with bomb strapped to its back injures 2 Afghan policemen

Barbaric practice could prove deadly as it can catch security forces unawares.

Mar 13, 2018, 07:10 AM IST

Attack on military academy in Kabul: 4 terrorists killed, 1 arrested; 5 soldiers dead, 10 injured

The attack is part of a period of increased violence across eastern Afghanistan.

Jan 29, 2018, 08:11 AM IST

11 militants die in Afghan operation

According to a ministry statement, the insurgents were killed and 17 others injured when Taliban militants attacked police checkpoints in Sarobi district on Saturday evening.

Jul 30, 2017, 16:46 PM IST

18 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

This is the second attack in Shah Wali Kot this week. 

May 26, 2017, 19:52 PM IST

Taliban attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers

The assault in Shah Wali Kot district late Monday came just a day after 20 Afghan policemen were killed when Taliban fighters stormed their outposts in the neighbouring province of Zabul.

May 23, 2017, 21:10 PM IST

Afghan defence minister, army chief of staff resign over deadly attack

"Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim stepped down with immediate effect," the presidential palace announced in a post on its Twitter account.

Apr 25, 2017, 00:07 AM IST

Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan after deadly Taliban attack

Mattis, making his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, was due to meet top officials including President Ashraf Ghani.

Apr 24, 2017, 16:32 PM IST

Furious Afghans call for resignations after Taliban attack

The exact toll from Friday's assault in the northern province of Balkh remained unclear, with some local officials putting the number of dead alone as high as 130.

Apr 23, 2017, 18:04 PM IST

Government withholding details on Taliban's attack on Afghan Army

The local and international media were still waiting for the National Unity Government (NUG) and the Ministry of Defence to release details on the exact casualty toll of Friday afternoon's deadly attack on the Afghan National Army's 209 Shaheen Corps Headquarters in Balkh province even more than 24 hours after the incident.

Apr 23, 2017, 09:02 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi condemns Taliban attack on Afghan Army

Taliban militants wearing Afghan Army uniforms killed at least 50 soldiers in a gun and suicide attack at a base in northern Afghanistan on Friday.

Apr 22, 2017, 09:59 AM IST

2 dead, over 100 injured as Taliban attack German consulate in Afghanistan

A powerful Taliban truck bomb struck the German consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif late Thursday, killing at least two people and wounding 32 others.

Nov 11, 2016, 01:40 AM IST

Taliban launches major assault on Afghan city of Kunduz

The Taliban launched an assault on Kunduz, which was the scene of intense fighting on Monday, one year after the Islamist militia briefly took over the northern Afghan city following a lightning offensive.

Oct 03, 2016, 14:18 PM IST

War tourism in Afghanistan: adventure or reckless hedonism?

A Taliban attack on Thursday on a group of American and European tourists in western Herat province, which left some of them wounded, has brought into sharp focus such global thrill-seekers who imperil their lives to vacation in war zones.

Aug 07, 2016, 07:21 AM IST

Taliban attack in Kabul that killed two Spanish police `an attack on Spain`: Madrid

The Spanish government said Saturday a Taliban attack on the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital Kabul, in which two Spanish policemen were killed, was "an attack on Spain."

Dec 13, 2015, 00:04 AM IST

Taliban storm airport complex in Afghanistan's Kandahar city

Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, said a number of suicide attackers had entered the airport grounds and were fighting security forces.

Dec 08, 2015, 21:33 PM IST

US F-16 struck by enemy fire in Afghanistan in rare attack

A US F-16 was struck by enemy fire in eastern Afghanistan, military officials have said, in a rare instance of an advanced fighter jet coming under a Taliban- claimed attack.

Oct 19, 2015, 16:52 PM IST

'Pak Army air bus attack was planned, controlled and perpetrated from Afghanistan'

 Friday`s attack on Pakistan army air base that claimed at least 42 lives was planned, controlled and perpetrated from Afghanistan, Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asim Salim Bajwa said on Saturday.

Sep 19, 2015, 09:35 AM IST