Latest Afghanistan News

Pakistan says suicide bomber kills 4 troops in northwest

Aug. 09, 2022 05:36 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a security convoy in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold in northwestern Pakistan, killing four soldiers, officials said Tuesday. No one claimed responsibility for the attack on Monday in North Waziristan, a district in the Khyber...

Muslim communities fearful after 4 killings in Albuquerque

Aug. 09, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

First was the killing of a Muslim man from Afghanistan late last year. Then came two more slayings in the last two weeks — men from Pakistan who attended the same mosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Those deaths were followed Friday by the city's fourth homicide of a Muslim man in...

One year after Afghan war, Biden struggles to find footing

Aug. 09, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 12 months since the chaotic end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan haven't been easy for Joe Biden. The new president was flying high early in the summer of 2021, the American electorate largely approving of Biden's performance and giving him high marks for his...

One year after Afghanistan, spy agencies pivot toward China

Aug. 08, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a recent closed-door meeting with leaders of the agency’s counterterrorism center, the CIA’s No. 2 official made clear that fighting al-Qaida and other extremist groups would remain a priority — but that the agency’s money and resources would be increasingly shifted...

Shiite Muslims in Mideast mark solemn holy day of Ashoura

Aug. 08, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Millions of Shiite Muslims — from Iran to Afghanistan and Pakistan — were marking the festival of Ashoura on Monday, one of the most emotional occasions in their religious calendar, commemorating the 7th century martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein. ...

Officials: Pakistani militant leader killed in Afghanistan

Aug. 08, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A late night roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan struck a vehicle carrying members of the Pakistani Taliban group, killing a senior leader and three other militants, several Pakistani officials and militant figures said Monday. No one immediately claimed...

Taliban: Bomb blast kills 2 people in Shiite area of Kabul

Aug. 06, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb went off Saturday in a minority Shiite neighborhood of the Afghan capital, killing at least two people and wounding 22, a Taliban official said. According to Khalid Zadran, the Taliban-appointed spokesman for the Kabul police chief, the explosion occurred in...

Afghan refugees find stability in senior communities

Aug. 06, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Noman Raoufi came home from work to find every window shattered, doors unhinged, light bulbs popped. In northern Kabul, on the street where his family lived, a bomb had sent a police car flying 30 feet before it landed in a flaming heap. It knocked men off chairs...

Taliban say bomb kills 8 people in Shiite area of Kabul

Aug. 05, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb hidden in a cart went off on Friday near a mosque in a minority Shiite neighborhood of the Afghan capital, killing at least eight people and wounding 18, a Taliban official said. Also Friday, hundreds of Afghans — apparently organized by the Taliban —...

Taliban claim they unaware of al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan

Aug. 04, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban said Thursday they are investigating what they described as “claims” that al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a U.S. drone strike in the Afghan capital. However, the group insisted in a statement that it “has no knowledge of the arrival...