ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, the group’s news agency Amaq said on Tuesday, without giving evidence.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in Wazir Akbar Khan, a heavily fortified area of the city that houses numerous foreign embassies and government buildings.
As many as two rockets landed near the international military headquarters in downtown Kabul early on Saturday morning.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, but a statement from the group did not provide evidence to support its claim.
The blast outside Kabul International Cricket Stadium took place during a match in Afghanistan’s Shpageeza Cricket League.
This is one amongst the many deadly attacks the city has been subjugated in the past year by Taliban.
A four-year-old boy photographed in a Kabul mosque last week as police desperately tried to call him to safety during an attack by ISIS gunmen is back with his family.
ISIS, which has launched several attacks against minority Shi’ite targets in Afghanistan, claimed responsibility for the attack.
The assault came a week after 35 people by the Taliban in Kabul and underlines Afghanistan’s precarious security as the US reconsiders its regional policy.
Antonio Guterres called the attacks “horrifying” and said deliberately targeting civilians was a violation of human rights and “may constitute a war crime”.
Kabul has accounted for at least 20% of all civilian casualties this year.
US peace-building should look beyond buttressing the Kabul regime to engaging with major regional powers, namely Pakistan, China, and India.
The decision on an investigation, which ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said was “imminent,” was pushed back due to “substantial” new information from Kabul.
The delegation led by Senator John McCain called for a coherent strategy from the Trump administration to turn the tide against an increasingly strong Taliban insurgency and end the longest war in US history.
The situation in Afghanistan, having been in a deadlock for more than 15 years has deteriorated rapidly in the last few months.
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When suicide bombers attacked a funeral of a politician’s son and killed six, people’s fury over lack of security grew, calling for the resignation of security chiefs.
A witness who wished to remain anonymous said that 12 people had been killed and 18 wounded.
Germany recognises that the authorities may be currently incapable of carrying out requisite processing of those sent back but will soon resume deportation.
Police said several people have been killed by the huge car bomb blast in Kabul in an area close to many foreign embassies and government offices.
In a statement by the Afghan defence ministry, the militant attack began just before midnight on Monday, killing at least ten soldiers and wounding nine.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s rehabilitation has been welcomed by the US and President Ghani, who see it as a possible precursor to broader peace with the Taliban.
Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhury’s comments show he wants to ensure Afghanistan doesn’t become a beneficiary of the US’s disenchantment with Pakistan.
Special forces have been carrying out nearly 70% of the army’s offensive operations across the country, underlining Afghanistan’s heavy reliance on them.
At least 30 people were killed and dozens wounded by ISIS militants in a recent attack on a Kabul hospital– the latest in a series of attacks on civilians.
Although public attitudes have shifted since the Taliban’s hardline rule ended, many people still disapprove of women stepping outside their homes.
A witness saw one gunman, dressed in a white doctor’s coat, take out a concealed AK-47 and open fire, killing at least one patient and one hospital worker.
The NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan has repeatedly warned that the effectiveness of police and soldiers to fight the insurgency has been undermined by irregular pay and leave, exacerbated by corruption and weak leadership from commanders.
Afghan refugees, some who have spent decades in Pakistan, have been forced to return to their home country, which continues to struggle with recovering from its history of wars and violence.
Casualties among children spiked by 24% in 2016, largely as a result of a major increase in casualties from unexploded ordnance.
In a country where women’s sport is severely restricted, the Shaolin Wushu club in a part of Kabul that is home to the Hazara community is a rare exception.
Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of Balkh in northern Afghanistan, is in talks with President Ashraf Ghani to join the central government.
The militant movement immediately claimed responsibility for the attack saying its target was a minibus carrying staff from the National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency.
Speaking at the external affairs ministry’s mid-term press conference, M.J. Akbar criticised the trilateral meeting on Taliban for excluding Afghanistan.
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A giant set of security gates brought in from China to protect Kabul from large bombs and drug smuggling has not been installed for five months.
The first attack inside one of NATO’s most secure bases has raised questions about Western forces’ screening of local workers and about programmes designed to reintegrate insurgents into society.
Over 30 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the attack in the Afghan capital that targeted the Shi’ite community.
Abuses by local commanders with private militias and beyond the purview of the central government have also driven people into the hands of Islamist fighters.
The attacker, said to be wearing a police uniform, entered the Karte Shakhi mosque on Tuesday night and opened fire on a crowd marking the Ashura hold day.