KABUL, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Several blasts and ensuing firing took place near the Afghan Presidential Palace in Kabul Tuesday morning, a source said as the Taliban insurgent group claimed the responsibility.
"The incident happened in Shashdarak area in the eastern edge of the presidential palace," the source told Xinhua anonymously. Full story
UNITED NATIONS, June 11 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Tuesday condemned "in the strongest terms" the terrorist attack in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan.
In a statement, the powerful UN body underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these "reprehensible acts of terrorism" to justice, and urged all states "to cooperate actively with the Afghan authorities in this regard."Full Story
KABUL, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Taliban militants attacked Kabul city on Tuesday, killing 17 civilians and injuring 39 others, police confirmed.
"In the brutal suicide attack that shocked Kabul city this afternoon, 17 civilians including two women were martyred and 39 others including two women sustained injuries," deputy to Kabul police chief Daud Amin told media at the site of the blast, without giving more details.Full Story
KABUL, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Taliban militants challenging Afghan and NATO-led forces attacked the heavily guarded Kabul International Airport on Monday.
The attack on the high profile target happened just one day after the visit of Afghan President Hamid Karzai to Qatar where he is expected to exchange views with the Qatari leaders on the ongoing Afghan peace process and possible opening of a liaison office for the Taliban to continue peace dialogue.Full Story