Latest Kabul News

Taliban supreme leader prays for Afghanistan's quake victims

Jul. 01, 2022 05:50 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban’s supreme leader offered prayers Friday for Afghanistan's earthquake victims during a speech to Islamic clerics in Kabul. The tremor in June killed more than 1,000 people in the eastern part of the country. State radio aired Haibatullah...

Afghan Taliban hold clerics' assembly, aiming to boost rule

Jun. 30, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers held a gathering Thursday of some 3,000 Islamic clerics and tribal elders for the first time since seizing power in August, urging those at the meeting to advise them on running the country. Women were not allowed to attend. The...

India flies tons of essentials to quake-rocked Afghanistan

Jun. 24, 2022 04:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India sent family tents, blankets and other relief supplies for a team to distribute in eastern Afghan villages where a deadly earthquake collapsed thousands of timber and stone homes to rubble. State media reported that close to 3,000 homes were destroyed or badly...

India sends team to help with deadly Afghanistan earthquake

Jun. 24, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India said it sent a technical team to Kabul to coordinate the delivery of humanitarian assistance after a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed 1,000 people. India's External Affairs Ministry said the team has been deployed to...

Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of devastating quake

Jun. 23, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Villagers rushed to bury the dead Thursday and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed 1,000 people. Residents appeared to be largely on their own to deal with...

IS claims attack on Sikh temple in Afghan capital of Kabul

Jun. 19, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack on a Sikh temple in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul that killed at least one worshipper and wounded seven others. IS made the claim in a statement posted on its Amaq website late Saturday. It said the...

At least 1 killed in attack on Sikh temple in Afghan capital

Jun. 18, 2022 06:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Several explosions and gunfire ripped through a Sikh temple in Afghanistan’s capital Saturday killing one person and wounding seven others, a Taliban official said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Gunmen attacked the Sikh house of...

Explosion inside mosque in northern Afghanistan kills 1

Jun. 17, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An explosion ripped through a mosque in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province on Friday, killing at least one worshipper and wounding seven others, a Taliban official said. Dozens of people had gathered inside the mosque in the district of Imam Sahib for Friday...

Watchdog says Afghan Taliban detaining, torturing civilians

Jun. 10, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban security forces in northern Afghanistan have unlawfully detained and tortured residents accused of association with an opposition armed group, the New York-based Human Rights Watch said Friday. Fighting has escalated in Panjshir province since mid-May as...

Pakistani Taliban extend truce with government in Islamabad

Jun. 02, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban said Thursday they have indefinitely extended a cease-fire with the government in Islamabad, following two days of talks with a delegation of Pakistani tribal elders that were hosted by the Afghan Taliban. According to Mohammad Khurasani, a...