Afghanistan bombing - updates

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At least 10 killed as 3 blasts rock Kabul

Jul 25, 2019 - 2:15 PM

(UPDATED) The bombings come amid an increase in violence in Kabul and around Afghanistan, where the war is taking a continued toll even amid a US-led effort to make a peace deal with the Taliban

AFGHANISTAN BLAST. A boy walks past the wreckage of a bus following a suicide bombing in Kabul on July 25, 2019. Photo by AFP

At least 1 dead, 65 wounded as Taliban detonate car bomb in Kabul

Jul 01, 2019 - 2:57 PM

(UPDATED) 'Among the wounded, many children who were going to school,' according to a hospital statement

KABUL EXPLOSION. Afghan men walk on a road as smoke rises from the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on July 1, 2019. Photo by STR / AFP

Twin blasts turn regular Kabul wrestling session into massacre

Sep 06, 2018 - 7:13 PM

The double bombing kills at least 26 people and is widely condemned by Afghan and foreign officials

BOMBING. Sandals are seen laying on the ground along the street near the site of a suicide attack, after a blast that targeted wrestlers during a training session at the Maiwand Club, in Kabul on September 6, 2018. Photo by Wakil Koshar/AFP

Roadside bomb hits Afghan bus, killing 11 and wounding 31

Jul 31, 2018 - 4:13 PM

(UPDATED) There is no immediate confirmation from the Taliban that they are responsible for the blast

AID. A wounded Afghan man is brought to a hospital after roadside bomb hit a passenger bus, in Herat on July 31,2018. Photo by Hoshang Hashimi/AFP

7 dead in suicide attack at Afghan ministry – officials

Jul 15, 2018 - 9:18 PM

(UPDATED) It is the second time in just over a month that the ministry has been targeted by militants

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Twin Kabul suicide blasts kill at least 21, including journalists

Apr 30, 2018 - 1:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred shortly before 8:00am (0330 GMT) near the headquarters of the Afghan intelligence services, the interior ministry says

Kabul suicide bombing kills 5

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:01 PM

ISIS claims the attack through its propaganda agency Amaq It says the bomber had targeted a checkpoint outside the Afghan presidential palace

5 UAE officials among 57 killed in Afghanistan bombings

Jan 11, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The Emiratis are among 12 people killed when explosives hidden in a sofa detonated inside the governor s compound in southern Kandahar on Tuesday while the UAE s ambassador to Afghanistan escaped the attack with injuries

AFGHANISTAN BOMBINGS. Afghan mourners and relatives bury a victim of twin Taliban blasts in Kabul on January 11, 2017. Photo by Shah Marai/AFP

Twin Taliban blasts near Afghan parliament kill 30

Jan 10, 2017 - 9:11 PM

3rd UPDATE Taliban insurgents immediately claim responsibility for the bombings which struck as employees were exiting the parliament complex

Taliban truck bomb strikes hotel for foreigners in Kabul

Aug 01, 2016 - 8:48 AM

There were no immediate reports of casualties from the powerful bombing which occurred close to the US run Bagram air base

Taliban attack police cadets in Kabul, killing 30

Jun 30, 2016 - 6:04 PM

UPDATED The bloodshed condemned as a crime against humanity by President Ashraf Ghani comes a week after 14 Nepali security guards are killed in a massive blast that left their minibus spattered with blood

Suicide bomber kills 10 near Afghan capital – interior ministry

May 25, 2016 - 2:10 PM

Ten people were killed when a suicide bomber on foot detonated his explosives striking a vehicle carrying court employees near the capital Kabul

At least 13 dead in bombing north of Kabul – authorities

Feb 22, 2016 - 11:40 PM

The bomber targets a local police chief injuring him on the eve of the latest round of quadrilateral talks to be held in Kabul in a bid to revive the peace process with the Taliban and end more than 14 years of war

Suicide bomber strikes near Kabul airport – officials

Jan 04, 2016 - 3:41 PM

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing which comes as Afghan forces battle to end an hours long siege near the Indian consulate in northern Mazar i Sharif city

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Taliban bombing kills at least 21 in northern Afghanistan

Aug 09, 2015 - 5:51 PM

The Taliban claims responsibility for the attack which comes after a barrage of bombings in Kabul killed at least 51 people on Friday August 7

Three including foreigner killed in Kabul suicide attack

May 17, 2015 - 1:40 PM

UPDATED Taliban insurgents who launched their spring offensive across Afghanistan late last month claim responsibility for the attack

DEADLY EXPLOSION. Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on May 17, 2015. Shah Marai/AFP

Briton among 6 dead as Kabul blast hits embassy vehicle

Nov 27, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Afghan officials say 6 people were killed when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives packed car into a British embassy vehicle in the capital

7 dead in Kabul attack on NATO supply firm

Jul 02, 2013 - 1:20 PM

UPDATE Police said the attack targeted a transport logistics company working with international forces and that some suicide vests were later detonated by security forces

ANOTHER BOMBING. Afghan security guards seen at the entrance gate of a foreign logistics company, the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on July 2, 2013. AFP/Shah Marai

Taliban attack Afghan presidential palace, CIA office

Jun 25, 2013 - 12:02 PM

UPDATE Blasts and gunshots shook the city for an hour after the first explosions at about 6:30 am sending smoke into the air in a high security area of Kabul

Kabul suicide bomb on NATO convoy kills 6 civilians

May 16, 2013 - 2:24 PM

UPDATE A suicide car bomb attack in Kabul on Thursday May 16 killed six civilians and wounded 37 others the Afghan health ministry said

Bomb kills 19 wedding guests in Aghanistan

Oct 19, 2012 - 8:24 PM

A roadside bomb ripped through a bus carrying guests to a wedding