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Afghan official: Suicide blast near airport in east kills 17

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants in Afghanistan set off a suicide blast on Wednesday morning and stormed a construction company near the airport in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least 17 people, officials said. The dawn assault triggered an hours-long gunbattle with local guards, drawing in U.S. forces to assist the … Continue reading Afghan official: Suicide blast near airport in east kills 17

Afghan official: Suicide blast near airport in east kills 16

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants in Afghanistan set off a suicide blast on Wednesday morning and stormed a construction company near the airport in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least 16 people, officials said. The dawn assault triggered an hours-long gunbattle with local guards, drawing in U.S. forces to assist the … Continue reading Afghan official: Suicide blast near airport in east kills 16

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 5 police

KABUL, Afghanistan —Jan 12, 2019— At least five Afghan security forces were killed after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the southern province of Kandahar, according to a provincial official. Aziz Ahmad Azizi, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said that two other police were wounded in Saturday’s attack took place in the Spin Bolduk … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 5 police

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official says 30 villagers searching for gold in a riverbed perish in a flash flood in northeastern province

KABUL, Afghanistan  —Jan 06, 2019— Afghan official says 30 villagers searching for gold in a riverbed perish in a flash flood in northeastern province. By Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan | Death toll from attack in Afghan capital soars to 43

KABUL, Afghanistan— An Afghan official says the death toll from a Christmas Eve attack in the capital has climbed to 43. Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro says police and emergency workers were still searching for bodies in the smoldering public welfare building early Tuesday. A suicide bomber and gunmen armed with assault rifles and explosives … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Death toll from attack in Afghan capital soars to 43

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: 30 civilians die during battle with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says that at least 30 civilians have been killed, along with 16 Taliban fighters, as government forces battled the insurgents in Helmand province overnight. Attahullah Afghan, who heads the provincial council, says most of the casualties — including men, women and children — incurred in an airstrike that hit … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: 30 civilians die during battle with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban ambush police convoy, killing 20

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says that at least 20 policemen were killed when the Taliban ambushed a police convoy in western Farah province. Dadullah Qaneh, a member of the provincial council in Farah, says four policemen, including the deputy provincial police chief, were wounded in the attack on Sunday afternoon near Lash wa … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban ambush police convoy, killing 20

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban target police checkpoint, killing 5

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says that at least five police officers have been killed when their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the northwestern Badghis province. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council, says three other police were wounded and another detained by the Taliban early Saturday morning in the Qadis … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban target police checkpoint, killing 5

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban kill 20 security forces in Ghazni

KABUL, Afghanistan— An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed some 20 members of the security forces in fighting in eastern Ghazni province. Lawmaker Ali Akbar Qasemi says fighting over the past 24 hours has focused on the district of Jaghuri in Ghazni. The Afghan army chief, Gen. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali, told reporters on Monday … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Taliban kill 20 security forces in Ghazni

KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban attack an Afghan forces check point, killing 13

KABUL, Afghanistan— An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a checkpoint in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least 13 soldiers and policemen. Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor, says seven soldiers and six policemen were killed. Four soldiers were also wounded in the early Monday attack at the joint army and police checkpoint … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban attack an Afghan forces check point, killing 13

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Death toll in suicide bombing rises to 68

KABUL, Afghanistan  — The death toll in a suicide bombing among a group of people protesting a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan has risen to 68, up from 32, provincial officials Wednesday. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said 165 others were wounded in the attack a day earlier. The bombing happened when … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Death toll in suicide bombing rises to 68

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Suicide bomber kills 32 in Nangarhar

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-filled vest among a group of people protesting a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 32 and wounding about 130, a provincial official said. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor said the all 32 people killed in the attack were innocent civilians gathered … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan official: Suicide bomber kills 32 in Nangarhar

Afghan official: Chinese, Uzbek IS militants killed in raid

KABUL, Afghanistan/February 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — oint U.S. and Afghan air raids targeted the Islamic State group in Afghanistan’s northern Jowzjan province, while in northeastern Badakshan province U.S. fighter jets pounded Taliban camps that were providing support to militant Turkic Muslim Uighurs who seek independence from China, a U.S.-led coalition statement said Thursday. Taliban militants … Continue reading Afghan official: Chinese, Uzbek IS militants killed in raid

Afghan official says death toll from bombing rises to 103

KABUL, Afghanistan/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Afghan authorities have raised the dead toll from Saturday’s suicide bombing in Kabul to 103. The attacker drove an ambulance filled with explosives and was able to race through a security checkpoint by saying he was transferring a patient to a hospital. The explosion damaged or destroyed dozens of shops and … Continue reading Afghan official says death toll from bombing rises to 103

Afghan official: Death toll from Kabul attack rises to 22

KABUL, Afghanistan/January 23, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— An Afghan official says that the death toll from the Taliban attack over the weekend on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel has risen to 22, including 14 foreigners and eight Afghans. Najib Danish, spokesman for the interior ministry, said on Tuesday that after the deadly siege ended on Sunday, security forces also defused … Continue reading Afghan official: Death toll from Kabul attack rises to 22