Gulf Times - Kandahar
Landmine kills 11 pilgrims in southern Afghanistan

Landmine kills 11 pilgrims in southern Afghanistan

At least 11 pilgrims including seven children were killed and on Monday when their vehicle set off a landmine in southern Afghanistan, local government and health officials said.

Security operations across Afghanistan kill 20 militants

Security operations across Afghanistan kill 20 militants

At least twenty militants affiliated with the Taliban and ISIS were killed during separate operations conducted in southern Kandahar and eastern Nangarhar provinces.

 US general wounded in last week's Afghan insider attack

US general wounded in last week's Afghan insider attack

A US army general was among those injured in a Taliban attack on top US and Afghan security chiefs inside a highly secure compound last week in Kandahar province, a military spokesman confirmed.

13 killed after bus crashes into truck in Afghanistan

13 killed after bus crashes into truck in Afghanistan

At least 13 people were killed when a passenger bus collided with a truck parked on a road in southern Afghanistan on Saturday and overturned, officials said.

Taliban suicide bomber kills five civilians in Afghanistan

Taliban suicide bomber kills five civilians in Afghanistan

A Taliban suicide bomber killed five civilians and wounded dozens of others, mainly children, when he detonated a car filled with explosives at a police headquarters in southern Afghanistan Wednesday.

US soldier killed in Afghan operation against IS

US soldier killed in Afghan operation against IS

A US soldier has been killed in Afghanistan in an operation targeting Islamic State group insurgents, commanders said on Thursday, in the latest blow to American forces in the war-torn nation.

Afghan police launch search for kidnapped villagers

Afghan police launch search for kidnapped villagers

Afghan police on Sunday launched a search and rescue operation two days after at least 70 villagers were kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar.

Police killed, soldiers abducted by Taliban in two provinces

Police killed, soldiers abducted by Taliban in two provinces

Three highway policemen were killed and eight army soldiers were kidnapped by Taliban militants in two separate incidents during the last 24 hours, according to Afghan officials on Saturday.

Car bomber kills 18 in east Afghanistan as Ramadan begins

Car bomber kills 18 in east Afghanistan as Ramadan begins

A suicide car bomber killed 18 people in the eastern Afghan city of Khost on Saturday, the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the interior ministry said.

Militant attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers

Militant attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers

At least 10 Afghan soldiers were killed when militants attacked their army base in the southern province of Kandahar, the defence ministry said on Tuesday, in the latest attack on Western-backed forces.

Border row: Pakistan and Afghanistan to use Google Maps

Border row: Pakistan and Afghanistan to use Google Maps

Pakistan and Afghanistan plan to use Google Maps to help settle a border dispute that led to deadly clashes last week, officials from both sides said on Monday.

Pakistan 'inflicts heavy losses' on Afghan border forces

Pakistan 'inflicts heavy losses' on Afghan border forces

Pakistan's military on Sunday said it had killed more than 50 Afghan soldiers in a clash on a major border crossing two days earlier, a claim quickly rejected by Kabul.