KABUL: At least 80 people were killed and hundreds wounded on Wednesday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital and blowing out windows several miles away. Bodies littered the scene and a huge cloud of smoke rose from the highly-fortified area which houses foreign embassies, after the rush-hour attack tore a massive crater in the ground just days into the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. No group has so far claimed the powerful…
KABUL: The Afghan Taliban launched their "spring offensive" Friday, heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict as embattled security forces struggle to recover from a devastating attack on a military base one week ago. Operation Mansouri -- named after the group's former leader, who was killed in a US drone strike in May 2016 -- will target foreign forces with tactics including "conventional attacks, guerrilla warfare, complex martyrdom attacks, insider attacks", a statement from the insurgents said. "The enemy…
KABUL: The Afghan Taliban announced Tuesday the start of their "spring offensive" even as the government in Kabul tries to bring the insurgents back to the negotiating table to end their drawn-out conflict.