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Afghan president at UN urges dialogue with Pakistan to curb extremism

KABUL ((Web Desk) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed Tuesday to Pakistan to work together to curb extremists, seeing an opportunity as the US sends in more troops.Addressing the UN General Assembly, Ghani said US President Donald Trump’s new Afghan strategy sent a signal to Taliban guerrillas that they cannot win …

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4 killed, 14 wounded in mobile phone market explosion in Afghanistan

KABUL (Web Desk) Four people were killed and 14 others wounded in an explosion at a mobile phone market in southeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, said officials.The blast happened at around noon in a market where people go to download music and videos to their mobile phones,” Khost provincial police chief …

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Suicide bomber kills three near Kabul cricket stadium

KABUL (Web Desk) A suicide bomber blew himself up near a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, killing three people including a policeman and wounding five others, police said.The attacker detonated the bomb after he was stopped at a security checkpoint by suspicious police as he walked …

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Afghanistan asks India to speed up development of Chabahar port

KABUL ((Web Desk) Afghanistan’s foreign minister asked India on Monday to expedite development of a strategic port in Iran to bolster a trade route for land-locked Central Asian countries that would bypass Pakistan.The port would allow India to transport goods to Afghanistan by sea. Pakistan currently does not allow India …

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1 killed as bridge on Kabul River collapses in Charsadda

KABUL (Web Desk) One man died and two others were injured when a bridge built on the Kabul River collapsed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda district on Saturday.The incident occurred when a truck carrying cement was crossing the bridge constructed over. Kabul River at Sardaryab, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Sayam told DawnNews.The …

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Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan over leaflet ‘insult’

KABUL (Web Desk) A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle blew himself up outside an American base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, Afghan officials said, in an attack the Taliban claimed was revenge for a US leaflet deemed highly offensive to Muslims.US and Afghan authorities confirmed several people were wounded in the …

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Asfandyar for‘bold steps’to end Pak-Afghan mistrust

CHARSADDA (Web Desk) Awami National Party president Asfandyar Wali Khan has said that Afghan President Dr Ashraf Ghani’s negotiation offer to Pakistan is a positive step that will reduce tension between the two countries. Speaking at Ghazi Gul Baba Mosque after Eid prayers, he urged Pakistan to reciprocate positively because …

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Pentagon reveals true number of US forces in Afghanistan for 1st time

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk) The US Defense Ministry has for the first time announced the number of American forces in Afghanistan, raising its estimate by nearly 3,000. As the United States was preparing to send even more troops to the war-ravaged country under President Donald Trump, Pentagon Joint Staff Director Lieutenant …

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2 security guards killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

KABUL: (Web Desk) At least two security guards have been killed after two suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on a lawmaker’s house in Nangarhar province, said an Afghan official. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said both suicide bombers detonated suicide vests full of explosives outside of Afghan …

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Blast near US embassy in central Kabul

KABUL: (Web Desk) An explosion occurred near the heavily-fortified US embassy in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, an official said. “An explosion has happened near Massoud Square in Kabul. We have no more details yet,” Najib Danish, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s interior ministry, told AFP. A …

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