Several killed in blast outside Kabul mosque – Al Jazeera

A bomb targeted the entrance of a mosque in the Afghan capital on Sunday leaving a “number of civilians dead,” a Taliban spokesman said. The bomb targeted the Eidgah Mosque in Kabul, where a memorial service was being held for the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. Though no group has claimed responsibility for theContinue reading “Several killed in blast outside Kabul mosque – Al Jazeera”

Afghanistan: US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians

The US has admitted that a drone strike in Kabul days before its military pullout killed 10 innocent people. A US Central Command investigation found that an aid worker and nine members of his family, including seven children, died in the 29 August strike. The youngest child, Sumaya, was just two years old. The deadlyContinue reading “Afghanistan: US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians”

Taliban accused of torturing journalists for covering protests

Reports show the armed group being violent and intimidating journalists, despite their free-press pledge. Taliban fighters have been accused of beating and detaining journalists for covering protests in the Afghan capital Kabul, raising questions over the group’s promises on media freedom. Two reporters for the Etilaatroz newspaper – Taqi Daryabi and Nematullah Naqdi – wereContinue reading “Taliban accused of torturing journalists for covering protests”

China to keep Kabul embassy open and ‘beef up’ relations, say Taliban

Beijing also reportedly aiming to increase humanitarian assistance, as Taliban prepares to unveil new cabinet China has promised to keep its embassy in Kabul open and “beef up” relations, the Taliban have said, as Afghanistan’s new rulers worked on preparing their new government and winning international recognition. A spokesman for the Islamist militia, Suhail Shaheen,Continue reading “China to keep Kabul embassy open and ‘beef up’ relations, say Taliban”

UK defence secretary suggests US is no longer a superpower

Ben Wallace also contrasts his department’s handling of Afghanistan crisis with Foreign Office response Ben Wallace, Britain’s defence secretary, suggested the US could no longer be considered a superpower in an interview where he also contrasted his department’s handling of the Afghanistan crisis with that of the embattled Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The pointed comments –Continue reading “UK defence secretary suggests US is no longer a superpower”

Reporting from Kabul airport after US completes exit – Al Jazeera Breakdown

The Taliban says Afghanistan is a “free and sovereign” nation as it hails the exit of US troops after 20 years of occupation, describing their departure as a “historic moment”. Taliban fighters on Tuesday took charge of Kabul’s airport as the last US soldiers flew out of the country. Celebratory gunfire and fireworks lit upContinue reading “Reporting from Kabul airport after US completes exit – Al Jazeera Breakdown”

NEW: Rockets fired at Kabul airport as US approaches withdrawal deadline

Several rockets were fired at Kabul airport on Monday, less than 48 hours before the United States is due to complete its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Eyewitnesses said the rockets were launched from a car and were aimed towards the airport on Monday morning. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack

Kabul families say children killed in US drone attack

Ten people from a Kabul neighbourhood killed in US drone attack – Washington claims ISKP fighters were the target.  The Ahmadi and Nejrabi families had packed all their belongings, waiting for word to be escorted to Kabul airport and eventually moved to the United States, but the message Washington sent instead was a rocket intoContinue reading “Kabul families say children killed in US drone attack”

UK’s Johnson defends Kabul airlift after blame game erupts

Last military flight left late Saturday Former army head says ministers “asleep on watch” Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended Britain’s airlift from Kabul on Sunday following growing criticism that ministers had been “asleep on watch”, potentially leaving thousands of eligible Afghans behind in the country. Britain, like the United States, has been criticised for failingContinue reading “UK’s Johnson defends Kabul airlift after blame game erupts”

Breaking – Kabul Explosion – Rocket Targets Home Near Intl Airport

Explosion heard near Kabul airport amid attack warnings. US forces fly out last evacuees from the Afghan capital amid warnings of a ‘specific, credible threat’ at the airport.

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