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Renewed flash floods due to unusually heavy seasonal rains kill at least 15 people in Afghanistan

May. 26, 2024 05:00 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Renewed heavy rains have triggered more flash floods in Afghanistan, killing at least 15 people, including 10 members of the same family in the northeast, officials said Sunday. The unusually heavy seasonal rains have been wreaking havoc on multiple parts of the...

The Islamic State claims attack in Afghanistan that killed 3 Spanish citizens and 3 Afghans

May. 20, 2024 04:06 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on foreigners in central Afghanistan last week in which three Spanish citizens and three Afghans were killed. Seven people were wounded in the attack on Friday in on Bamiyan province, a major tourist...

Heavy rains set off flash floods in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 84 people

May. 19, 2024 09:40 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — More heavy rains in Afghanistan have triggered flash floods, raising the death toll to 84 in the country’s north following weeks of devastating torrents that had already left hundreds dead and missing, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday. The new round of heavy rains...

Flash floods due to unusually heavy seasonal rains kill at least 68 people in Afghanistan

May. 18, 2024 12:33 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Flash floods from heavy seasonal rains have killed at least 68 people in Afghanistan, Taliban officials said Saturday, adding the death toll was based on preliminary reports. Afghanistan has been witnessing unusually heavy seasonal rains. In the...

Families still looking for missing loved ones after devastating Afghanistan floods killed scores

May. 13, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — When he heard that devastating floods hit his village in northern Afghanistan last week, farmer Abdul Ghani rushed home from neighboring Kunduz province where he was visiting relatives. When he got home, he found out that his wife and three children had perished in the deluge. ...

Reclusive Taliban leader releases Eid message urging officials to set aside their differences

Apr. 06, 2024 07:53 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban's reclusive supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada urged his officials to set aside their differences and serve Afghanistan properly, according to a written statement released Saturday ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Public...

Islamic State group claims responsibility for bombing at Afghan bank and says it targeted Taliban

Mar. 22, 2024 03:42 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing that targeted people trying to collect their salaries at a bank in southern Afghanistan. The bombing Thursday at a branch of New Kabul Bank in Kandahar city killed three people and wounded 12 others. ...

A suicide bomber attacks a bank in Afghanistan, killing at least 3 people and injuring 12 others

Mar. 21, 2024 03:54 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suicide bomber carried out an attack Thursday at a private bank in Kandahar city in southern Afghanistan, killing at least three people and injuring 12 others, officials said. All of the victims were people who had gathered at the branch of New Kabul Bank to...

A highway crash in southern Afghanistan kills 21 people and injures 38

Mar. 17, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A highway crash in southern Afghanistan left at least 21 people dead and 38 others injured, according to a provincial traffic department. The crash occurred on Sunday morning in Gerashk district of Helmand province on the main highway between southern Kandahar and...