Deadly car bomb strikes bank in southern Afghanistan

At least 29 people were killed Thursday when a powerful car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan’s Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan.

At least 29 people were killed Thursday when a powerful car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries, the latest bloody attack during the holy month of Ramadan.

Kabul truck-bomb death toll rises to over 150

The death toll from a devastating truck bomb in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter last week has jumped to more than 150, President Ashraf Ghani told an international peace conference in the capital on Tuesday.

The death toll from a devastating truck bomb in Kabul's diplomatic quarter last week has jumped to more than 150, President Ashraf Ghani told an international peace conference in the capital on Tuesday.

Deadly blasts rock funeral in Afghan capital

Multiple-explosions at a funeral in Kabul on Saturday of an Afghan anti-government protestor killed the previous day left at least four people dead, according to officials.

Multiple-explosions at a funeral in Kabul on Saturday of an Afghan anti-government protestor killed the previous day left at least four people dead, according to officials.

Kabul anti-government protest turns deadly

At least four Afghans were killed Friday when police fired live rounds to disperse stone-throwing protesters demanding the government’s resignation following a gruesome truck bombing in Kabul.

At least four Afghans were killed Friday when police fired live rounds to disperse stone-throwing protesters demanding the government's resignation following a gruesome truck bombing in Kabul.

Huge explosion rocks Kabul’s diplomatic quarter

A powerful car bomb exploded in the centre of Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday, sending clouds of black smoke spiralling over the centre of the city in an area near the presidential palace and foreign embassies, police said

A powerful car bomb exploded in the centre of Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, sending clouds of black smoke spiralling over the centre of the city in an area near the presidential palace and foreign embassies, police said

CIA-backed Afghan militia targeted in deadly suicide car bomb

A suicide car bomber killed at least 13 people in the eastern Afghan city of Khost on Saturday, officials said, in the first major insurgent attack at the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

A suicide car bomber killed at least 13 people in the eastern Afghan city of Khost on Saturday, officials said, in the first major insurgent attack at the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Gunmen storm state TV station in eastern Afghanistan

Militants stormed the national television and radio station in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, triggering a gunfight as journalists remained trapped inside the building, officials and eyewitnesses said.

Militants stormed the national television and radio station in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, triggering a gunfight as journalists remained trapped inside the building, officials and eyewitnesses said.

Afghan warlord Hekmatyar returns after 20 years

A former warlord branded the “Butcher of Kabul” made a triumphant return to the Afghan capital Thursday, met by uneasy residents two decades after leaving the city where he stands accused of killing thousands of people.

A former warlord branded the "Butcher of Kabul" made a triumphant return to the Afghan capital Thursday, met by uneasy residents two decades after leaving the city where he stands accused of killing thousands of people.

IS group claims responsibility for attack on US convoy in Kabul

A suicide car bomber struck a U.S. military convoy in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing at least eight Afghan civilians and wounding three U.S. service members in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

A suicide car bomber struck a U.S. military convoy in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing at least eight Afghan civilians and wounding three U.S. service members in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Afghan anger mounts as death toll from army base attack soars

More than 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in Friday’s Taliban attack on an Afghan army base, officials revealed Saturday, sparking outrage over the official failure to reveal the extent of Afghanistan’s deteriorating security situation.

More than 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in Friday’s Taliban attack on an Afghan army base, officials revealed Saturday, sparking outrage over the official failure to reveal the extent of Afghanistan's deteriorating security situation.

US military drops biggest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan

The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State group militants, the military said.

The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State group militants, the military said.

Gunmen attack military hospital in Kabul

Gunmen, including at least one dressed as a doctor, attacked a military hospital close to the US embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday and were engaging security forces inside the building, officials and witnesses said.

Gunmen, including at least one dressed as a doctor, attacked a military hospital close to the US embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday and were engaging security forces inside the building, officials and witnesses said.

Six Red Cross workers killed while delivering aid in Afghanistan

Islamic State group gunmen were suspected of killing at least six Afghan employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday as they carried supplies to areas in the north of the country hit by deadly snow storms.

Islamic State group gunmen were suspected of killing at least six Afghan employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday as they carried supplies to areas in the north of the country hit by deadly snow storms.

Five UAE officials killed in Kandahar attack

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday said five officials were killed in a bombing in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar the previous day in one of several deadly attacks across Afghanistan.

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday said five officials were killed in a bombing in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar the previous day in one of several deadly attacks across Afghanistan.

Deadly blast strikes near Afghan parliament

At least 21 people were killed and 45 others were wounded on Tuesday when twin bombs exploded near the Afghan parliament in Kabul during rush hour.

At least 21 people were killed and 45 others were wounded on Tuesday when twin bombs exploded near the Afghan parliament in Kabul during rush hour.

American-Canadian couple held in Afghanistan plead for release in new video

An American-Canadian couple held hostage by the Taliban have appeared in a new video with their two children born in captivity, asking US President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump to secure their release.

An American-Canadian couple held hostage by the Taliban have appeared in a new video with their two children born in captivity, asking US President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump to secure their release.

Afghan vice-president accused of abducting, torturing rival

Afghanistan’s First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum denied on Tuesday accusations that he had ordered a political rival to be abducted, beaten and sexually abused in a case that sparked Western calls for a full and fair investigation.

Afghanistan's First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum denied on Tuesday accusations that he had ordered a political rival to be abducted, beaten and sexually abused in a case that sparked Western calls for a full and fair investigation.

Suicide bomb kills dozens in Shiite mosque in Kabul

A suicide bomber struck a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital on Monday, killing 32 people, the U.N. said, in the second large-scale attack targeting minority Shiites in Kabul in just over a month.

A suicide bomber struck a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital on Monday, killing 32 people, the U.N. said, in the second large-scale attack targeting minority Shiites in Kabul in just over a month.

Senior al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan killed in US drone strike

The US military confirmed Friday it had killed Al-Qaeda’s emir for northeastern Afghanistan during an air strike last month, in a major blow to the group as it seeks to re-establish safe havens in the country.

The US military confirmed Friday it had killed Al-Qaeda's emir for northeastern Afghanistan during an air strike last month, in a major blow to the group as it seeks to re-establish safe havens in the country.

Second deadly attack in 24 hours targets Afghan Shiites

A blast outside a mosque in northern Afghanistan Wednesday killed at least 14 Shiite worshippers a day after gunmen targeted a Kabul mosque packed with pilgrims marking a Shiite holy day. The Islamic State group claimed the Kabul attack.

A blast outside a mosque in northern Afghanistan Wednesday killed at least 14 Shiite worshippers a day after gunmen targeted a Kabul mosque packed with pilgrims marking a Shiite holy day. The Islamic State group claimed the Kabul attack.

Gunmen target Shiite worshippers marking Ashura in Kabul mosque

Gunmen targeted Shiite pilgrims in Kabul late Tuesday, killing at least five people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, one of the most important festivals on the Shiite calendar, officials said.

Gunmen targeted Shiite pilgrims in Kabul late Tuesday, killing at least five people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, one of the most important festivals on the Shiite calendar, officials said.

World powers pledge $15 billion in aid to Afghanistan

World powers raised $15 billion for Afghanistan on Wednesday to fund the country over the next four years, while the European Union said it won support to revive a stalled peace process after almost 40 years of conflict.

World powers raised $15 billion for Afghanistan on Wednesday to fund the country over the next four years, while the European Union said it won support to revive a stalled peace process after almost 40 years of conflict.

Afghan Taliban ‘seizes control of central Kunduz’

Taliban fighters have seized control of most of central Kunduz, a Taliban spokesman told FRANCE 24, a year after the militants briefly overran the northern Afghan city.

Taliban fighters have seized control of most of central Kunduz, a Taliban spokesman told FRANCE 24, a year after the militants briefly overran the northern Afghan city.

Taliban launch assault on Afghan city of Kunduz

Taliban fighters mounted a coordinated assault on the northern city of Kunduz overnight, attacking from four directions and entering the city itself, a senior city police official said.

Taliban fighters mounted a coordinated assault on the northern city of Kunduz overnight, attacking from four directions and entering the city itself, a senior city police official said.

Kabul rocked by string of deadly attacks

Explosions and gunfire rang out Tuesday during an hours-long attack on a Kabul charity, the latest assault in a wave of violence in the Afghan capital that killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens.

Explosions and gunfire rang out Tuesday during an hours-long attack on a Kabul charity, the latest assault in a wave of violence in the Afghan capital that killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens.

Massive blasts kill dozens in central Kabul

A loud explosion hit the centre of Kabul late on Monday, hours after a Taliban suicide attack near the Defence Ministry killed at least 24 people, including a number of senior security officials, and wounded 91 others, officials said.

A loud explosion hit the centre of Kabul late on Monday, hours after a Taliban suicide attack near the Defence Ministry killed at least 24 people, including a number of senior security officials, and wounded 91 others, officials said.

Attack targets American University of Afghanistan in Kabul

Gunmen attacked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday, with explosions and gunfire reported inside the campus, an Afghan interior ministry official and a student said.

Gunmen attacked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday, with explosions and gunfire reported inside the campus, an Afghan interior ministry official and a student said.

Taliban seize district in northeast Afghanistan

Taliban militants on Saturday captured a district in northeastern Kunduz province, near the provincial capital where militants scored their biggest victory in 14 years last September.

Taliban militants on Saturday captured a district in northeastern Kunduz province, near the provincial capital where militants scored their biggest victory in 14 years last September.

American, Australian professors kidnapped at gunpoint in Kabul

An American and an Australian were kidnapped at gunpoint in the heart of Kabul, officials said Monday, the latest in a series of abductions of foreigners in the conflict-torn country.

An American and an Australian were kidnapped at gunpoint in the heart of Kabul, officials said Monday, the latest in a series of abductions of foreigners in the conflict-torn country.

Huge blast from Taliban truck bomb rocks Kabul

A massive Taliban truck bomb struck a hotel for foreigners on the outskirts of Kabul early Monday, officials said, just days after the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital for 15 years.

A massive Taliban truck bomb struck a hotel for foreigners on the outskirts of Kabul early Monday, officials said, just days after the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital for 15 years.

NATO pledges troops, funds to maintain Afghanistan mission until 2020

NATO agreed Saturday to maintain troop numbers in Afghanistan and reiterated a funding pledge for local security forces through 2020 but could not say when its longest military engagement might end.

NATO agreed Saturday to maintain troop numbers in Afghanistan and reiterated a funding pledge for local security forces through 2020 but could not say when its longest military engagement might end.

Dozens killed in suicide attack on Afghan police cadets

Two Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and wounded around 40 in an attack on Thursday on buses carrying recently graduated cadets on the western outskirts of Kabul, officials said.

Two Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 27 people and wounded around 40 in an attack on Thursday on buses carrying recently graduated cadets on the western outskirts of Kabul, officials said.

Foreign security contractors among those killed in Afghan bombings

More than 20 people were killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Monday, including at least 14 when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying Nepali security contractors in the capital Kabul, officials said.

More than 20 people were killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Monday, including at least 14 when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying Nepali security contractors in the capital Kabul, officials said.

Al Qaeda chief pledges allegiance to new Afghan Taliban leader

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, in an online audio message, pledged allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, who was appointed last month after his predecessor was killed in a US drone strike.

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, in an online audio message, pledged allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, who was appointed last month after his predecessor was killed in a US drone strike.