AT LEAST 25 people have been killed and dozens more injured after their bus struck a roadside bomb in southwestern Afghanistan. The explosion occurred at around 7am local time. Local authorities said they believed the bomb was intended to strike a Nato convoy due in the area this morning.
# kabul - Thursday 16 May, 2013
At least 15 people have been killed and dozens wounded in the attack in the Afghan capital.
# kabul - Saturday 16 February, 2013
Dr Bill Podlich took hundreds of photos while working with UNESCO in 1967 and 1968. Here’s what he saw.
# kabul - Monday 24 December, 2012
The killing of the American, who worked as a contractor with the Nato command, is the first known insider attack by a woman in Afghanistan.
# kabul - Monday 10 December, 2012
A U.S. special operations member was killed during the of an American doctor abducted by the Taliban.
# kabul - Saturday 8 September, 2012
Afghan authorities say a suicide bomber has blown himself up near Nato headquarters in Kabul, killing at least 6 people.
# kabul - Thursday 2 August, 2012
Five people were killed in the gun battle today just outside Kabul while two NATO service members were killed in a separate bomb attack in the south of the country.
# kabul - Sunday 15 July, 2012
The attack came a day after a suicide bomber killed a prominent Afghan MP. Suicide bombings and roadside attacks are the favoured weapons of the Taliban insurgency.
# kabul - Wednesday 2 May, 2012
# kabul - Monday 16 April, 2012
# kabul - Friday 16 March, 2012
Two girls and 12 soldiers were killed in this morning’s crash.
# kabul - Monday 12 March, 2012
Threats follow shooting which claimed the lives of 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar province.
# kabul - Monday 27 February, 2012
Germany and France have decided to withdraw civilian staff from Afghanistan, while the UN have also announced it is moving staff from the north of the country.
# kabul - Sunday 26 February, 2012
A police intelligence officer is thought to be behind the fatal shooting of two senior US Nato officers, as protests continue over the burning of the Qur’an at a US military base almost a week ago.
# kabul - Saturday 25 February, 2012
The two men, reportedly Americans, were shot at the Afghanistan Interior Ministry in Kabul during the fifth day of rioting over the burning of Qur’ans at a US military base.
# kabul - Wednesday 22 February, 2012
The US said the burning of Muslim holy books was an accident.
# kabul - Tuesday 6 December, 2011
Worshippers had gathered at the shrine to celebrate the Shiite Muslim holiday of Ashoura when the first of today’s two Afghan explosions struck.
# kabul - Saturday 29 October, 2011
In tonight’s Fix: Michael D Higgins is to be the ninth President of the Republic of Ireland; a woman is arrested over Dublin abduction; and Jimmy Savil passes away at the age of 84.
The 13 soldiers killed were all American troops. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.
# kabul - Wednesday 5 October, 2011
One of the men arrested was said to be a bodyguard of the Afghan president.
# kabul - Monday 26 September, 2011
An annex of the US Embassy in Kabul, used by the CIA, is attacked by an Afghan employee with no apparent motive.
# kabul - Tuesday 20 September, 2011
Former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani was killed when a militant detonated explosives at his home in Kabul.
# kabul - Wednesday 14 September, 2011
The US ambassador to Afghanistan blamed the Pakistani-based Haqqani network for the coordinated attack against the American Embassy and NATO headquarters in the heart of Kabul.
# kabul - Tuesday 13 September, 2011
The Taliban claims responsibility for blasts in downtown Kabul, as US Black Hawk aircraft enter to patrol the area.
# kabul - Friday 19 August, 2011
The blasts occurred in the early hours of Afghan Independence Day, marking Afghanistan’s full independence from Britain in 1919.
# kabul - Thursday 4 August, 2011
In Thursday’s Fix: Claims of a gunman at Virginia Tech, Gardaí unveil jewellery haul, and see the earth attempt to swallow a truck whole…
The US embassy in Afghanistan is home to up to 30 feral cats – and diplomats are at odds over how to deal with them.
# kabul - Thursday 14 July, 2011
Afghan president was away in Kabul when attack was launched on Kandahar mosque. UN figures show number of Afghan civilians killed this year is up on figures for last year.
# kabul - Thursday 30 June, 2011
A witness describes how police fled from the deadly attack on a Kabul hotel that has shaken public confidence in the ability of Afghan security forces to takeover from the US.
# kabul - Wednesday 29 June, 2011
The Taliban attackers, who were armed with machine guns and grenades, were said to be breaking down doors and “taking guests out of their rooms one by one.”
# kabul - Saturday 25 June, 2011
The Taliban denied responsibility for the blast.
# kabul - Saturday 21 May, 2011
The Taliban said it was targeting foreign trainers and Afghan doctors who work with them.
# kabul - Wednesday 27 April, 2011
Nine American citizens have been killed after a veteran Afghan military pilot opened fire at Kabul airport today.
Afghan officer who had been a military pilot for 20 years turned on his coalition colleagues after an argument.
# kabul - Monday 14 February, 2011
Three killed in suicide bomb attack in Afghan capital today.
# kabul - Sunday 16 January, 2011
A roadside bomb has killed nine civilians, including one child, who were travelling to a wedding north of Kabul.