KABUL: As many as 13 people, including both Afghan army soldiers and civilians, were killed and 18 wounded by a car bomb in the southern province of Helmand on Sunday, officials said. Omar Zwak, the Helmand governor’s spokesman who gave the casualty figures, said the attack occurred in a market in Nawa, a district in the centre of the province, which has seen heavy fighting in recent weeks as government forces have battled for control with Taliban insurgents. Afghan forces said they had retaken Nawa district in July but…
KABUL: A US airstrike killed 16 Afghan policemen and wounded two others in Helmand province, officials said Saturday. The incident took place Friday 5 pm as Afghan security forces were clearing a village of Taliban elements, Salam Afghan, Helmand police spokesman, told AFP. "In the strike, 16 Afghan policemen were killed including two commanders. Two other policemen were wounded," he said. Omar Zwak, Helmand provincial governor spokesman, confirmed the strike and gave the same account. It occurred in Gereshk…
WASHINGTON: United States has said that it is reviewing the dossier provided by Pakistan regarding the prevailing situation in Kashmir, ARY News reported on Friday. US State Department Spokesman Mark Toner, in a press briefing, said that the decision of mentioning the Kashmir situation in the state of human rights report has not been taken yet. Toner stated that the United States wants Pakistan and India to end hostilities between them. "It is in the interest of both countries to defuse tensions between them," he said.…
KABUL: A roadside bomb killed an American soldier Tuesday near the capital of Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province, following the first major US deployment to the southern city since foreign forces withdrew in 2014.
KABUL: Zahir Jan, a scrap metal dealer in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, pays about 175 Afghani ($2.55) per kilo of spent cartridge casings and has no trouble finding supplies from poorly paid soldiers and policemen looking for extra cash.
KABUL: A Taliban suicide car bomber hit a French restaurant popular with foreigners in Kabul Friday, in a New Year's day attack that marks the latest in a series of brazen insurgent assaults.
KABUL: Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand is on the verge of falling to the Taliban, with 90 soldiers killed in fierce clashes, its deputy governor said Sunday, imploring Kabul for intervention in an unusual Facebook post.
LASHKAR GAH: Two men wearing the uniform of Afghan security forces on Wednesday opened fire on NATO troops in the country's south, killing two before the attackers were shot dead, the foreign forces said.
LASHKAR GAH: Seven people were killed and 20 wounded on Wednesday when a truck exploded outside the governor's compound in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, officials said, amid a major operation by Afghan forces to clear Taliban fighters.