Mirwais Harooni

Eleven Afghan soldiers killed in latest attack in Kabul

Jan 29 2018

KABUL Militants on Monday raided a military academy in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing 11 soldiers, the fourth major attack in a spate of violence over the past nine days that is putting a new, more aggressive U.S. strategy under the spotlight. | Video

Nearly 100 killed in ambulance blast in Afghan capital Kabul

Jan 27 2018

KABUL A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded about 158 in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday when it blew up at a police checkpoint in a busy part of the city that was crowded with pedestrians.

Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel

Jan 22 2018

KABUL Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher. | Video

Blast hits police in Afghan capital Kabul, dozens of casualties

Jan 05 2018

KABUL A suicide bomber in the Afghan capital caused dozens of casualties on Thursday after blowing himself up close to a group of security personnel who were carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol dealing, officials said. | Video

Islamic State claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul

Dec 25 2017

KABUL Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on Monday on a compound of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency in Kabul, which killed at least five people and wounded two.

Afghan political crisis deepens as ousted governor refuses to go

Dec 25 2017

KABUL Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's bid to oust one of the country's most powerful provincial governors has run into strong resistance that has deepened political uncertainty just as Washington steps up its campaign against the Taliban insurgency.

Islamic State claims attack on TV station in Afghan capital

Nov 07 2017

KABUL Gunmen disguised as police killed a security guard and opened fire on staff at a private television station in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday and Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. | Video

Car bomb kills 15 Afghan cadets, trainers outside Kabul military school

Oct 21 2017

KABUL A suicide attacker rammed a car full of explosives into a bus leaving Afghanistan's top military training center in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, including cadets and their trainers, officials said.

Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base: officials

Oct 19 2017

KABUL The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants saying they had killed 60.

Taliban attacks kill at least 69 across Afghanistan

Oct 18 2017

KABUL Taliban militants struck government targets in many provinces of Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, including a senior police commander, and wounding scores of others. | Video

World News

Turkey to expel U.S. envoy and nine others, Erdogan says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he had told his foreign ministry to expel the ambassadors of the United States and nine other Western countries for demanding the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala.