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UN says Afghan civilian casualties down by 15% last year

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The number of civilians killed and wounded in violence across war-weary Afghanistan fell by 15% last year compared to 2019, according to a United Nations report released Tues...

Afghan official: Bombing kills 2 Kabul University lecturers

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An explosion in the Afghan capital on Thursday killed two lecturers at the Kabul University, after a bomb attached to the car they were traveling in went off, a police spokes...

After 3 days, Afghan-Iran border blaze brought under control

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — A massive fire that erupted when a fuel tanker exploded over the weekend at a major crossing in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on the Iranian border was brought under c...

Afghan official says sticky bomb blasts kill 2 in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Separate explosions, set off by sticky bombs attached to cars, killed at least two people and wounded five on Tuesday in the Afghan capital, a Kabul police official said. ...

US watchdog: Taliban attacks increased in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban attacks in the Afghan capital of Kabul are on the rise, with increasing targeted killings of government officials, civil society leaders and journalists, a report by ...

Group: Angry mob targets radio station in north Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An angry mob ransacked a local radio station in northern Afghanistan last week after a mosque imam incited the attackers, claiming loud music played by the station had interf...

Group: Billions in aid needed to help Afghan kids in 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Some 10 million children in war-ravaged Afghanistan are at risk of not having enough food to eat in 2021, a humanitarian organization said Tuesday, and called for billions in...

Afghan intel agency says it killed council member in battle

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan forces killed a provincial council member suspected of ties with the Taliban during a gunbattle in western Ghor province, the Afghan intelligence service said late Thu...

Report: Harsh winter can bring illness, death to Afghan kids

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More than 300,000 children in war-ravaged Afghanistan face freezing winter conditions that can lead to illness and death without proper winter clothing and heating, a humanit...

Series of explosions target police in Kabul; at least 2 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A series of explosions hit the Afghan capital on Saturday morning, killing at least two police officers and wounding another two plus a civilian, officials said. ...

Afghan official: Women's rights activist shot dead in north

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan women’s rights activist was shot and killed by unknown gunmen in northern Kapisa province Thursday, an Interior Ministry official said. Tariq Aria...

Afghan official: Bomb, shooting attack in Kabul kill 2

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bombing and a shooting attack in Kabul killed at least two people Wednesday, including the head of an independent Afghan elections watchdog, officials said. ...

Official: Large car bomb kills 8 in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A car bomb blast that rocked Afghanistan's capital Sunday morning killed at least eight people, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry. Tariq Arian, spok...

Rockets hit US base in Afghanistan, no casualties reported

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five rockets were fired at a major U.S. base in Afghanistan on Saturday, but there were no casualties, NATO and provincial officials said. The rockets hit B...

Afghan officials probe civilian deaths in alleged airstrike

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government is investigating reports that an alleged airstrike over the weekend killed around a dozen civilians, including children, in southern Kandahar province, ...