December 12, 2017

Taliban storm Parwan governors compound – 19 dead

Taliban insurgents have stormed the provincial governor's compound in Parwan killing at least 19 people. Powerful explosions followed by bursts of gunfire were heard in the provincial capital, Charikar, which is only an hours drive north of Kabul. The governor, Abdul Basir Salangi, said that … [Read more...]

Wali Karzai assassinated by security chief

Ahmed Wali Karzai, the half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been assassinated at his home in Kandahar by his security chief. Ahmed Wali Karzai was a leading power broker in Southern Afghanistan, was shot dead at his house by his long-time head of security, Sardar Mohammed, who was … [Read more...]

Gunmen and suicide bombers attack top Kabul hotel

The Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul has come under attack from gunmen and suicide bombers. The police report that seven gunmen got inside the hotel and a firefight was ongoing. All the attackers have been killed along with two security personnel and nine others - … [Read more...]

Afghans shun car owners with 39 on number plates

Afghanistan's growing car sales industry has been hit by a sudden rejection by Afghans of vehicle number plates which include the number 39. In the space of a few weeks, 39, has become a mark of shame, especially in Kabul. Owners of plates that include 39 are mocked as pips and drug … [Read more...]

Karzai names areas to be handed back to Afghanistan forces

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has named seven areas of the country which will come under Afghan forces control from July 2011. President Karzai says the provinces of Kabul, Panjshir and Bamiyan will go over to Afghan control as well as the cities of Herat, Lashkar Gah and Mazar-e Sharif. … [Read more...]