Latest Afghanistan News

Biden at NATO: Ready to talk China, Russia and soothe allies

Jun. 14, 2021 03:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden makes his entrance at a NATO summit aiming to consult European allies on efforts to counter provocative actions by China and Russia while highlighting the U.S. commitment to the 30-country alliance that was frequently maligned by predecessor Donald Trump....

NATO leaders bid symbolic adieu to Afghanistan at summit

Jun. 13, 2021 04:48 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts will bid a symbolic farewell to Afghanistan on Monday in their last summit before America winds up its longest “forever war” and the U.S. military pulls out for good. The meeting is bound to renew...

Afghan IS group claims sticky bomb attacks in western Kabul

Jun. 13, 2021 03:42 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for bombing two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital that killed seven people. Among the dead were two employees of Afghanistan's state-run film company, a colleague said Sunday. ...

Afghan official: bombs hit 2 minivans in Kabul, 7 dead

Jun. 12, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Separate bombs hit two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital Saturday, killing at least seven people and wounding six others, the Interior Ministry said. The attacks targeted minivans on the same road about 2 kilometers...

Afghan official says separate bombs hit 2 minivans in capital Kabul, killing 7

Jun. 12, 2021 08:41 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says separate bombs hit 2 minivans in capital Kabul, killing 7.

Afghan Hazaras being killed at school, play, even at birth

Jun. 11, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Just running errands in the mainly Hazara neighborhoods of west Kabul can be dangerous. One day last week, Adila Khiari and her two daughters went out to buy new curtains. Soon after, her son heard that a minibus had been bombed — the fourth to be blown up in...

Dreams of Hazara children snuffed out in attack on school

Jun. 11, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — For the past four years, since she was 14, the notebook was always within her reach. Shukria Ahmadi titled it “Beautiful Sentences” and put everything in it. Poetry that she liked — sometimes a single line, sometimes long verses. Her drawings, like one of a...

US begins shifting Afghan combat operations outside country

Jun. 10, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has already begun conducting combat operations and surveillance in Afghanistan from outside the country's borders, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Thursday, as the troop withdrawal continues. But Austin declined to...

Islamic State claims killing deminers in north Afghanistan

Jun. 10, 2021 05:14 AM EDT

KABUL,Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic state affiliate has claimed a horrific attack this week that killed 10 workers of the HALO Trust de-mining organization and wounded 16 others in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province. The statement issued late on Wednesday said IS...

Hostage advocates concerned by US pullout from Afghanistan

Jun. 09, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for Americans held hostage overseas are raising concerns that the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan will make it harder to bring home captives from the country. An annual report from the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, released...