News Updates

May, 2019
  • Three explosions hit Kabul killing one and injuring 17
    One person is killed when a magnetic bomb attached to a bus carrying university students exploded in Afghan capital. Three explosions struck the Afghan capital, including a magnetic bomb attached to a bus carrying university students that killed at least one person, officials said.
    The bus explosion wounded 10 people, Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said on 2nd June, 2019. Two roadside bombs were detonated about 20 minutes later, wounding seven more people, including five security forces in the same residential area of western Kabul. "In total, one Afghan civilian was martyred and 17 others, including a local journalist and five Afghan forces, have been slightly wounded," Rahimi said.
    Several houses and shops around the blast sites were damaged. Security forces blocked all roads leading to the areas.Wahidullah Mayar, a spokesman for the public health ministry, said at least four women were wounded in the bus bombing and had been taken to hospitals. ( AlJazeera, 3rd June, 2019)
  • Taliban says progress made at Afghan talks in Moscow
    Group says 'decent progress' had been made in talks with senior Afghan politicians but that had been no breakthrough. ( Al Jazeera 31 May, 2019)
  • Afghan forces mistakenly kill a family during Taliban raid
    Six civilians, including a woman and two children, killed as they were exiting an area right after a raid by the forces. ( Al Jazeera, 26 May, 2019)
  • Deadly explosion hits mosque in Afghanistan's Kabul
    A bomb exploded at a mosque, killing two people, including the prayer leader in Paktia Kot area of Kabul. (Al Jazeera, 24 May 2019)
  • Deadly air raids kill civilians in Afghanistan: UN
    At least seven children were among 14 killed in the raids in Helmand and Kunar provinces, UN says. UNAMA did not disclose information on who conducted the air raids. ( Al Jazeera 23 May 2019)
  • Gunmen target policemen in deadly Kabul checkpoint attack
    Kabul police said the attackers first threw hand grenades then opened fire on the police in Kabul's Doghabad area. ( Al Jazeera, 20 May 2019)
  • Three children killed in roadside blast in western Afghanistan
    Another 20 people wounded in the explosion that went off in a market in Herat province. ( Al Jazeera 18 May 2019)
  • 'Tragic accident': US air attack kills 8 policemen in Afghanistan
    Head of the provincial council said air attack took place as Afghan police were fighting the Taliban near the city. ( Al Jazeera, 17 May 2019)
  • Taliban attack leaves 10 soldiers dead in southern Afghanistan
    The armed group's attack in Shamulzayi district of Zabul province also leaves at least four soldiers wounded. ( AL Jazeera, 16 May 2019)
  • US-Taliban talks end in Doha with 'some progress': Taliban
    Taliban spokesperson says talks were 'positive' as sides wrap up latest round of talks in Qatari capital. ( Al Jazeera: 9 May 2019)
  • 13 dead in Taliban attack on police HQ in northern Afghanistan
    The Taliban assault killed 13 and wounded more than 50 police and civilians in Pul-e-Khumri city. (Al Jazeera, 5 May 2019)
  • Kabul meeting seeks ceasefire as US engages Taliban in Doha
    The grand council organised by President Ghani discusses possible conditions for a peace deal amid Doha talks. (AL Jazzera 2 May 2019)
  • Khalilzad meets Mullah Baradar as Doha peace talks resume
    The US has held five rounds of talks with the Taliban since July as it seeks peaceful resolution of Afghan conflict. (AL Jazeera 1 May 2019)
  • Afghanistan peace deal depends on Taliban ceasefire: US envoy
    Zalmay Khalilzad says any agreement with the Taliban requires a permanent truce and lasting peace. ( Al Jazeera 29 Apr 2019)
  • Afghan parliament sworn in months after fraud-tainted vote
    Dozens of seats remain empty in the newly inaugurated parliament amid allegations of rigging and irregularities. (Al Jazeera 26 Apr 2019)
  • UN: Pro-government forces kill more Afghans than armed groups
    Afghan and international forces killed at least 305 civilians and wounded 303 between January and March, UN says. ( Al Jazeera 24 Apr 2019)
  • Taliban-Afghanistan peace talks postponed over delegation row
    A falling out over who should attend forces postponement of critical peace talks scheduled to take place in Qatar. Critical peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government in Qatar have been postponed after a disagreement over who should attend.
    Sultan Barakat, director of Qatar's Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies, the organisation sponsoring the talks, tweeted news of the postponement, saying "this is unfortunately necessary to further build consensus as to who should participate in the conference". ( Al Jazeera 19 Apr 2019)