Daily Archives: August 7, 2019

Under US pressure, Afghan army starts closing checkpoints

Only a tangle of razor wire marks the entrance of a remote Afghan army checkpoint that may soon be shuttered as the government closes vulnerable outposts after years of losses to Taliban fighters and desertions. The post in Wardak province west of Kabul has been hit before, and its sagging blast walls and teetering sandbags

At least 53 wounded as powerful car bomb rocks Kabul

Dozens of people were wounded with fatalities feared as a powerful car bomb rocked Kabul early on Monday and gunmen battled special forces in an area housing military and government buildings, officials said. The rush-hour explosion sent a plume of smoke into the air above the Puli Mahmood Khan neighbourhood of the Afghan capital and

Taliban suicide attack wounds 50 children in Ghazni

HAZNI -- A Taliban car bomb in Ghazni on Sunday (July 7) killed at least 12 people and wounded many more -- including dozens of children -- in a massive blast. Sunday's suicide car bombing targeted an intelligence unit, Ghazni provincial governor's spokesman Mohammad Arif Noori told AFP. Twelve people were killed, said Wahidullah Mayar,

Pentagon identifies 2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Pentagon on Tuesday identified the two US service members killed in Afghanistan earlier this week. Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreischer, 20, of Stryker, Ohio, and Spc. Michael Isaiah Nance, 24, of Chicago died Monday from combat-related wounds, the Department of Defense said in a news release. Kandahar police told CNN on Monday

Afghan-German Cooperation’s economic development programme extended

(Pajhwok): The Ministry of Industries and Commerce (MoIC) has signed the amended implementation agreement for the Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for Sustainable Economic Development and Employment Promotion (SEDEP), a statement said on Tuesday. The amendment confirmed the programme’s continuation from January 2019 to June 2020 and accompanying funding of AFN 1,125,000,000. About 37,000 people will benefit.

1 killed, 2 wounded as blast rocks Khost City

(Pajhwok): One person was killed and two others were wounded as a result of magnetic bomb blast in southeastern Khost province on Tuesday, an official said. Police spokesman Adel Haidar told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast took place in the Speen Jumat area of Khost City, the provincial capital, at around 8am. He said the

50 injured as car bomb rocks Kabul

(Pajhwok): At least 50 people were injured as a result of car bombing in 6th police district of Kabul on Wednesday morning, an official said. Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior (MoI), said that an explosives-packed vehicle targeted 6th police district center at around 9:30am. According to Rahimi, at least 50 injured were

Powerful explosion rocks Kabul, casualties feared

KABUL (Pajhwok): A powerful explosion took place in Mirwise Maidan area of capital Kabul on Wednesday morning, an official said. Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior (MoI), told Pajhwok Afghan News that the blast happened at 9:30 am in the morning. But an eyewitness said the explosion occurred at the entrance of 6th

Explosives-packed vehicle seized in Herat, 2 suspects held

(Pajhwok): Police have seized an explosives-laden vehicle in western Herat province, an official said on Tuesday. Police spokesman Abdul Ahad Walizada told Pajhwok Afghan News that the explosives-packed Mazda vehicle was found in Cheshti Sharif district late on Monday. Different types of weapons were also recovered from the vehicles besides the explosives, he said, adding

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