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Afghan President visits victims of Shia mosque attack in hospital

KABUL (Web Desk) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has visited those injured in a suicide attack on a Shia mosque in eastern Nangarhar province at the Sardar Daud Khan Hospital in Kabul, a statement said Sunday.The doctors and officials of the hospital briefed the president about the health condition of the …

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Religious scholars urge Taliban, government to declare permanent ceasefire

KABUL (Web Desk) The Afghan Ulemas, religious scholars, have urged the Afghan government and the Taliban militants group to declare a permanent ceasefire.The Afghanistan Ulemas Council Chief Mawlavi Qeyamuddin Kashar said the religious scholars have an offer for the declaration of a permanent ceasefire.Mawlavi Kashaf made the remarks during a …

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Amnesty under study for IS fighters in Afghanistan

MAZAR SHARIF: (Web Desk) IS fighters who surrendered to Afghan forces this week in the northern province of Jawzjan may be granted amnesty despite accusations of atrocities including rape and murder, officials said. Around 150 IS fighters, including two senior commanders, gave themselves up after being driven from their strongholds …

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Suicide Bomb Blast near Afghan Mosque Kills 20

KABUL (Web Desk) There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but police said at least two gunmen had entered the mosque in the city of Gardez in the eastern province of Paktia, where about 60 people were praying.Initial reports indicate that the militants opened fire and detonated …

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Three foreign workers abducted in Kabul, killed

KABUL (Web Desk) Afghan police in Kabul on Thursday recovered the bodies of three foreign nationals who they said had been abducted and killed, in the latest incident targeting foreigners in the war-torn capital.The killings come as the city has been rocked by an increasing number of attac­ks in recent …

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Three foreigners abducted and killed in Afghan capital

KABUL (Web Desk) Militants abducted and killed three foreign nationals working for an international food company in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday, security officials and a diplomat said.A senior diplomat in Kabul said the three worked for the world’s second-largest food and catering services company, Sodexo. An Indian, a …

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Taliban claims to defeat Islamic State fighters in north Afghanistan

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Web Desk) More than 150 Islamic State fighters surrendered to Afghan security forces in the northwestern province of Jawzjan after they were defeated and driven out by the Taliban, Taliban and government officials said on Wednesday.The defeat represents a major setback for the group, which first appeared in eastern …

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8 killed, 40 injured in roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan

KABUL (Web Desk) At least eight people were killed and 40 others wounded as a roadside bomb blast struck a passenger bus in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah on Tuesday, local government said.The explosion occurred at around 04:30 a.m. local time along a main road in Lakhshak locality of Bala …

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US, Taliban talks remain ‘positive’

KABUL (Web Desk) A meeting between a senior US diplomat and Taliban representatives in Doha last week to discuss a possible ceasefire ended with “very positive signals” and a decision to hold more meetings, people with knowledge of the talks said on Sunday.The meeting between a delegation led by Alice …

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Two die in attack on Afghan midwife training centre

KABUL (Web Desk)  An hours-long militant attack on a midwife training centre in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least two people and wounded five, police said, as the latest assault in the country was brought to an end by security forces. Nearly 70 people, including students and teachers, were …

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