Afghanistan

Modi offers Ramadan greetings to world Muslims

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 17:20

Herat (Afghanistan), June 4 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended warmest Ramadan greetings to the world's 1.7 billion Muslims as the month of fasting begins next week.

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Modi to inaugurate India-built dam in Afghanistan

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 19:30

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) In yet another example of India's developmental aid to Afghanistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday jointly with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani inaugurate a dam reconstructed with India's assistance.

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Taliban storm Afghan court, kill five

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 15:18

Kabul, June 1 (IANS) Taliban militants stormed a court complex in the Afghan city of Ghazni on Wednesday, clashing with police in which 10 people, including all five of the militants, were killed, police said.

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Nine killed in Afghan suicide attack

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 15:06

Kabul, June 1 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 13 others injured in a suicide bombing in Ghazni city on Wednesday, an official said.

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11 policemen killed in Afghan checkpoints attack

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 12:04

Kabul, May 30 (IANS) At least 11 Afghan police personnel were killed when Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in Helmand province, police said on Monday.

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Taliban name Islamic scholar Haibatullah as Mansour successor

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 19:02

Kabul, May 25 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday named Haibatullah Akhundzada, an inflentual religious scholar rather than a combatant, as its head after the killing of Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike in Pakistan last week.

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Afghan Taliban announces new leader

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:14

Kabul, May 25 (IANS) Afghan Taliban has named Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada as its new leader following the death of former chief Mullah Mansour in a drone strike in Pakistan, BBC reported on Wednesday.

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Obama confirms death of Taliban chief Mullah Mansour

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:02

Kabul, May 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Monday confirmed the death of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, saying his death marks an "important milestone" in the longstanding effort to bring peace in Afghanistan.

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Three killed in Afghan suicide attack

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 12:22

Kabul, May 14 (IANS) At least three people were killed and eight others were injured on Saturday in a suicide car bomb attack next to a police training centre in Afghanistan's Helmand province.

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12 militants killed in Afghanistan

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:32

Kabul, May 11 (IANS) Twelve militants were killed in military operations launched by the Afghan army, the defence ministry said on Wednesday.

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