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Over 130 reported killed in chaotic Afghanistan parliamentary polling

Most of the casualties were in Kabul, where at least four people were killed and 78 wounded in multiple explosions, acting health ministry spokesman Mohibullah Zeer said, after the Taliban warned voters to boycott the ballot “to protect their lives. Election organisers, who have been skewered over their shambolic preparations ... Read More »

Afghanistan: 35 dead in Taliban Attack

Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, head of the provincial council in Kunduz province, says at least 13 were killed in an attack on a checkpoint they were manning in Dashti Archi district, with another 15 security forces wounded. The firefight began late Sunday and continued into Monday morning. Meanwhile in Zawzjan province, ... Read More »

Afghanistan extends ceasefire after suicide attack kills 26

President Ashraf Ghani made the announcement in a rare televised address to the nation, in which he also asked the Taliban to extend their three-day ceasefire, which is due to end Sunday night. So far the group has not responded. “I order the security forces to remain on their defensive ... Read More »

8 killed in blasts at cricket match in Afghanistan

Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, says around 45 others have been wounded at the sports stadium late Friday night in the provincial capital of Jalalabad. The attack happened as players and hundreds of spectaculars gathered for a nighttime tournament during the holy month of Ramadan. Khogyani ... Read More »

BCCI announces Test team against Afghanistan

Karun Nair and Kuldeep Yadav have been included in the 15-man squad for the one-off Test against Afghanistan, as BCCI announced the team on Tuesday. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma, who are plying their trade in the county circuit in England will return to participate in Afghanistan’s first-ever Test match, ... Read More »

Afghanistan assures India on abducted Engineers

In Afghanistan, unidentified armed men abducted seven Indians and one Afghan employee of an Indian infrastructure company in Baghlan province on Sunday. They were abducted while travelling to the area, where the company owns an electricity sub-station contract. Baghlan provincial council has linked the incident to the Taliban. No group ... Read More »

Seven Indians abducted by armed men in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, unidentified armed men abducted seven Indians and one Afghan employee of an Indian infrastructure company in Baghlan province on Sunday. They were abducted while travelling to the area, where the company owns an electricity sub-station contract. Baghlan provincial council has linked the incident to the Taliban. No group ... Read More »

Five Indians abducted by armed men in Afghanistan

Unidentified armed men abducted five Indians working for Indian infrastructure company in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province. The incident happened in Bagh-e-Shamal village in Baghla province.  They were abducted while traveling to the area, where the company owns an electricity sub-station contract. Baghlan provincial council has linked the incident to the Taliban, ... Read More »

Six Indians abducted by armed men in Afghanistan

The incident happened in Bagh-e-Shamal village in Baghla province as reported by the Tolo news. They were abducted while traveling to the area, where the company owns an electricity sub-station contract. Baghlan provincial council has linked the incident to the Taliban, but no group has claimed responsibility for the abduction ... Read More »

6 Indians abducted by armed men in Afghanistan

The incident happened in Bagh-e-Shamal village of the provincial capital Pul-e-Khomre, TOLOnews reported, citing local officials They were abducted while travelling to the area, where the company, KEC, owns an electricity sub-station contract MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to queries: “We are aware of the abduction of Indian ... Read More »

Suicide car bomber kills 6 in Afghanistan: Officials

Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand, said three civilians and two soldiers were wounded in the attack in Nad Ali district. He said the bomber was a Taliban fighter who targeted the base using a mini-van, said Zwak. Maj. Abdul Qadeer Bahadorzai, the army corps commander’s spokesman ... Read More »