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IS claims attack at Pakistan embassy that wounded guard

Dec. 04, 2022 03:28 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for last week's shooting at the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan in which the head of the mission escaped unharmed but a guard was wounded. In a brief statement late Saturday, IS claimed two of its fighters attacked...

US condemns shooting at Pakistan's embassy in Afghanistan

Dec. 03, 2022 12:20 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States on Saturday condemned an attack a day earlier on the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan’s capital, in which a senior Pakistani diplomat escaped unhurt but one of his Pakistani guards was wounded, sending a wave of anger in this Islamic nation. ...

Amid tensions, gun attack targets Pakistan's envoy in Kabul

Dec. 02, 2022 12:40 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Shots were fired Friday at the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan in what Pakistan’s prime minister described as an attempt to assassinate his country’s envoy in Kabul. The envoy was not harmed, but a body guard was wounded, Pakistani officials said. A prominent...

After suicide bomb, Pakistan demands Taliban prevent attacks

Dec. 01, 2022 22:37 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Thursday demanded neighboring Afghanistan's Taliban rulers prevent terrorist attacks coming from their soil, a day after a suicide bombing in Pakistan's southwest sent a wave of shock and anger across the country. The bombing killed four people and...

Pakistan's new army chief takes charge of military

Nov. 29, 2022 14:02 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s new military chief took command of the country's armed forces on Tuesday as a political rift between the government and the popular opposition leader deepened. He took over a day after a renewed threat from a key militant group behind scores of deadly attacks over 15...

Taliban official: Women banned from Afghanistan's gyms

Nov. 10, 2022 09:22 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban are banning women from using gyms in Afghanistan, an official in Kabul said Thursday, the religious group's latest edict cracking down on women's rights and freedoms since they took power more than a year ago. The Taliban overran the country...

Afghan couple accuse US Marine of abducting their baby

Oct. 20, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

The young Afghan couple raced to the airport in Kabul, clutching their baby girl close amid the chaotic withdrawal of American troops last year. The baby had been rescued two years earlier from the rubble of a U.S. military raid that killed her parents and five siblings. After months...

Suicide bomber strikes at a center of Taliban power, kills 4

Oct. 05, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck at a center of Taliban power Wednesday, setting off a blast at a government ministry in the Afghan capital of Kabul and killing at least four people. The explosion went off in the afternoon as workers and visitors were praying...

A Kabul hospital says an explosion at a government ministry mosque was a suicide attack, with at least 2 people killed

Oct. 05, 2022 09:53 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Kabul hospital says an explosion at a government ministry mosque was a suicide attack, with at least 2 people killed.

The Taliban say a blast went off in a government ministry mosque in Kabul as officials and visitors were praying

Oct. 05, 2022 08:16 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban say a blast went off in a government ministry mosque in Kabul as officials and visitors were praying.