Tag Archives: Afghanistan
11 Soldiers Die In Afghan Army Base Attack
At least 11 soldiers were killed and nine wounded when Taliban militants attacked a military base in Afghanistan's Kandhar province. The attack took place in Shah Wali Kot district base on Monday night, Khaama Press quoted a military official as saying. The attack comes after six policemen wer..
113 Militants Killed In Fresh Operations In Afghanistan
At least 113 militants were killed and 50 injured when Afghan security forces pressed ahead with offensives in restive provinces, the Defence Ministry said on Friday. "Afghan National Defence and Security Forces carried out cleanup operations in different provinces within the past 24 hours," Xinh..
Pakistani Embassy Staff Held By Afghan Intelligence
Two staffers at the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul were detained by the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the intelligence agency of Afghanistan, under unclear circumstances, the media reported on Thursday. The two men, Hassan Khanzada and Syed Munir Shah, were at a market when they were picked..
Four Killed As Gunmen Attack Afghan TV Station
Kabul: Four persons, including two attackers, were killed as militants attacked the state-owned national TV building in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday. Four people, including two of the attackers, have been confirmed dead and six others were injured, authorities told Xinhua ..
No Decision On Sending Additional US Troops To Afghanistan
Washington: US President Donald Trump has not yet made a decision on whether to send additional American troops to Afghanistan, according to an administration official. "The President wants to hear from our allies as well," said National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster at a White House on Friday b..
Australia Open To Sending More Troops To Afghanistan
Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday said the country is open to sending more troops to Afghanistan in response to a request by the NATO. "We have been asked to consider sending additional resources, and we are actively considering that. We're open to that," Turnbull tol..
Afghan Religious Official Killed In Explosion
Kabul: A senior religious official was killed on Tuesday in an explosion in Afghanistan's Parwan province, officials said. "Chief of Provincial Ulema Council Abdul Rahim Shah Hanafi was killed following an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion inside a seminary school," Xinhua news agency q..
IS Leader Killed In Afghanistan: Official
A leader of Islamic State (IS) terror group in Afghanistan was killed during a joint operation of Afghan and US forces, an official statement has said. The IS Khorasan leader Abdul Hasib died on April 27 in the joint operation in Nangarhar, the presidential office of Afghanistan confirmed late on..
Taliban Overruns District In Afghanistan
Kabul: Taliban militants overran Qala-e-Zal district in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, an official said. The district in Kunduz province collapsed to the group after two days of heavy clashes between the militants and security forces, Tolo News quoted a provincial official as saying. Howeve..
Sajjan Urged To Resign Over Afghan Offensive Claim
Ottawa: Canadas opposition has launched an all-out attack on Indian-origin Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan calling upon him to resign or be fired for exaggerating his military record in Afghanistan, though Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was standing by his minister. In speech in New Delhi last mont..