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afghan official says bomb blast killed 3 in eastern


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — an afghan official says a bomb has killed three civilians and wounded 19 in eastern paktika province.mohammad rahman ayaas, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the attack took place on wednesday morning when a parked motorcycle, loaded with explosives, was detonated by remote control at a market in janikhel district.the spokesman says a woman was among those killed. no group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing but he blamed the taliban.the insurgents often use suicide attacks and roadside bombs to target convoys of afghan security forces across the country. civilians are often victims of such explosions.most read storiessave 75% on digital access today.separately, the ministry of interior says afghan security forces have killed 12 militants






afghan official: suicide bomber kills 2 in eastern province


kabul, afghanistan — an afghan official says a suicide bomber attacked the gate of a district headquarters in the eastern paktia province, killing two civilians.abdullah asrat, spokesman for the provincial governor, said wednesday that a police officer was wounded in the attack, which took place in patan district near the pakistan border. asrat says the attacker detonated his payload when security forces prevented him from entering the compound.no one claimed responsibility, but the taliban frequently attack government targets.on tuesday, a suicide bomber struck at the entrance to the afghan supreme court in the capital, kabul, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 40.






afghan president: taliban shadow governor killed in kunduz


kabul, afghanistan — a senior taliban commander was killed sunday in afghanistan's kunduz province, according to the afghan president and the militant group.during a ceremony monday honoring the country's security and defense forces, president ashraf ghani said that mullah abdul salam, the taliban's shadow governor for kunduz province, had been killed.taliban spokesman zabihullah mujahid also confirmed salam's death, saying it was from an american airstrike in the dashti archi district of kunduz province.ghani, in his comments, did not elaborate on how salam died. speaking to thousands of security forces members in a ceremony at the kabul military airport, ghani said that salam and his fighters "were eliminated in kunduz, because of you."at the ceremony ghani emphasized afghanistan indepen






afghan president: taliban shadow governor killed in kunduz


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — a senior taliban commander was killed sunday in afghanistan’s kunduz province, according to the afghan president and the militant group.during a ceremony monday honoring the country’s security and defense forces, president ashraf ghani said that mullah abdul salam, the taliban’s shadow governor for kunduz province, had been killed.taliban spokesman zabihullah mujahid also confirmed salam’s death, saying it was from an american airstrike in the dashti archi district of kunduz province.ghani, in his comments, did not elaborate on how salam died. speaking to thousands of security forces members in a ceremony at the kabul military airport, ghani said that salam and his fighters “were eliminated in kunduz, because of you.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 f






afghan official: gunman kills cleric and his wife


kabul, afghanistan — an afghan official says an unknown gunman has fatally s a cleric and his wife in the country's eastern paktyka province.mohammad alias wahdat, provincial governor, said friday the incident happened thursday night in the yusof khail district.wahdat said the gunman entered the house and s the cleric and his wife. two of their children who were in the house survived.police investigating say it's not clear who was behind the attack and no one immediately claimed responsibility.meanwhile, gul agha roohani, chief of police in eastern nangarhar province, said islamic state group militants stormed the security posts in the district of kot early friday, killing at least one police officer.he said 12 militants were killed by afghan security forces.






afghan official: 7 killed in a suicide attack


kandahar, afghanistan — an afghan official says at least seven people were killed when a suicide bomber attacked afghan soldiers in southern helmand province.omer zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in helmand, said saturday that 22 others were wounded in the attack, which took place in the provincial capital, lashkar gah.mohammad rasoul zazai, spokesman for the army in helmand, confirmed that three soldiers are among those killed and seven soldiers were wounded.no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but taliban insurgents frequently use roadside bombs and suicide attacks to target afghan security forces as well as government officials across the country.






afghan official: policeman turns gun on colleagues, kills 11


kandahar, afghanistan — an afghan policeman turned his rifle on his colleagues at a checkpoint in southern helmand province, killing 11 of them before fleeing the scene, officials said tuesday.the attack happened late on monday night in lashkar gah, the provincial capital, said omer zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor.the attacker collected all the firearms and ammunition from his colleagues, then fled the scene in a police vehicle — presumably to join the taliban. "an investigation is underway," zwak added.dr. din mohammad at the lashkar gah hospital said the hospital morgue received 11 bodies of slain policemen, all with gunshot wounds.the taliban made no official statement or claim about the attack but afghanistan has seen several such incidents over the past years, cases in whi






afghan official: avalanches in afghanistan kill at least 107


kabul, afghanistan — an afghan official says at least 107 people have been killed in recent days by avalanches caused by heavy snow in different parts of the country, nearly doubling an earlier death toll estimate of 54.omer mohammadi, spokesman for the afghan state minister for disaster mana ent and humanitarian affairs, said monday that more than 65 others have been injured and more than 150 homes destroyed by the avalanches.many of the newest fatalities come from nuristan province, near the pakistani border, where two villages were buried in snow. mohammadi said that rescue teams have so far recovered 48 bodies from those villages.






afghan official says bomb blast killed 3 in eastern


kabul, afghanistan — a motorcycle bomb went off at a busy market in eastern afghanistan on wednesday, killing three people, while a taliban ambush targeting a military convoy in the country's northeast killed four civilians, officials said.the motorcycle was detonated by remote control at a busy market in janikhel district in paktika province, said mohammad rahman ayaas, spokesman for the provincial governor. he said a woman was among the three killed in the explosion, which also wounded 19 people.no group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing but he blamed the taliban.the insurgents frequently use suicide attacks and roadside bombs to target convoys of afghan security forces across the country. civilians are often victims of such explosions.the taliban ambush that killed four






afghan official says joint raid killed 22 civilians


kandahar, afghanistan — an afghan official and local residents say a joint operation carried out by u.s. and afghan forces last week killed 22 civilians from two families.the presidential envoy for security in the southern helmand province, jabar qahraman, said sunday that the raid against the taliban in the sangin district killed 13 people from one family and nine from another. hameed gul, a local resident, says nine members of his family, including his mother and sister, were killed in thursday's raid.u.s. navy cpt. bill salvin, a military spokesman, says "we are working diligently to determine whether civilians were killed or injured as a result of u.s. airstrikes" carried out to support afghan forces in and around sangin. he says the investigation is "continuing and has not reached any






afghan official says bomb blast killed 3 in eastern


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — a motorcycle bomb went off at a busy market in eastern afghanistan on wednesday, killing three people, while a taliban ambush targeting a military convoy in the country’s northeast killed four civilians, officials said.the motorcycle was detonated by remote control at a busy market in janikhel district in paktika province, said mohammad rahman ayaas, spokesman for the provincial governor. he said a woman was among the three killed in the explosion, which also wounded 19 people.no group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing but he blamed the taliban.the insurgents frequently use suicide attacks and roadside bombs to target convoys of afghan security forces across the country. civilians are often victims of such explosions.most read storiessave 75% on d






afghan official: suicide bomber kills 2 in eastern province


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — an afghan official says a suicide bomber attacked the gate of a district headquarters in the eastern paktia province, killing two civilians.abdullah asrat, spokesman for the provincial governor, said wednesday that a police officer was wounded in the attack, which took place in patan district near the pakistan border. asrat says the attacker detonated his payload when security forces prevented him from entering the compound.no one claimed responsibility, but the taliban frequently attack government targets.on tuesday, a suicide bomber struck at the entrance to the afghan supreme court in the capital, kabul, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 40.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






afghan official: avalanches in afghanistan kill at least 107


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — an afghan official says at least 107 people have been killed in recent days by avalanches caused by heavy snow in different parts of the country, nearly doubling an earlier death toll estimate of 54.omer mohammadi, spokesman for the afghan state minister for disaster mana ent and humanitarian affairs, said monday that more than 65 others have been injured and more than 150 homes destroyed by the avalanches.many of the newest fatalities come from nuristan province, near the pakistani border, where two villages were buried in snow. mohammadi said that rescue teams have so far recovered 48 bodies from those villages.






afghan official: woman killed accused of adultery by taliban


kabul, afghanistan — an afghan official says that a woman accused of adultery has been s to death by insurgents in northeastern badakhshan province.ahmad naweed frotan, spokesman for the badakhshan provincial governor, said wednesday that amir begum was killed by taliban insurgents late tuesday night in yumgan district.he added that the insurgents accused begum of having ual relations with a man and killed her.meanwhile one civilian was reportedly killed by a rocket fired by the insurgents in southern helmand province.ghulam nabi charkhi, head of the provincial counter-terrorism department, said three others, including a small child, were wounded in the attack in lashkar gah, the provincial capital.






germany indicts afghan, 28, suspected of taliban membership


berlin — german prosecutors say they have indicted a 28-year-old afghan man on suspicion of fighting for the taliban and breaking arms control laws.federal prosecutors said in a statement wednesday that the suspect, identified only as wajid s. in line with german privacy rules, is believed to have joined the taliban in afghanistan in 2009 and received weapons training.prosecutors say the man took part in fighting in afghanistan's kapisa province in 2014 and 2015, during which his unit attacked afghan police.the man, who was arrested on oct. 27, initially claimed to be 19 years old, but investigators later determined he was 28.prosecutors didn't specify when or how he arrived in germany.germany has cl ified the taliban as a foreign terrorist organization.






afghan official says joint raid killed 22 civilians


kandahar, afghanistan (ap) — an afghan official and local residents say a joint operation carried out by u.s. and afghan forces last week killed 22 civilians from two families.the presidential envoy for security in the southern helmand province, jabar qahraman, said sunday that the raid against the taliban in the sangin district killed 13 people from one family and nine from another. hameed gul, a local resident, says nine members of his family, including his mother and sister, were killed in thursday’s raid.u.s. navy cpt. bill salvin, a military spokesman, says “we are working diligently to determine whether civilians were killed or injured as a result of u.s. airstrikes” carried out to support afghan forces in and around sangin. he says the investigation is “continuing and has not reache






afghan official: is militants kill 11 in mosque ambush


kabul, afghanistan — at least 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander were killed in an ambush by islamic states group militants in northern zawzjan province, a provincial official said.mohammad reza ghafori, spokesman for the zawzjan provincial governor, said saturday that the police officers were ambushed friday as they were coming out of a mosque. the wife of the police commander heard about her husband being shot and rushed to the scene, where she was also killed.is-linked militants have been active in afghanistan's eastern regions, but have recently begun operating in the north of the country as well.meanwhile, the interior ministry in a statement sent to media said that around 38 militants, including 23 is terrorists, were killed in separate operations conducted by afgh






afghan official: is militants kill 11 in mosque ambush


kabul, afghanistan — at least 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander were killed in an ambush by islamic states group militants in northern zawzjan province, a provincial official said.mohammad reza ghafori, spokesman for the zawzjan provincial governor, said saturday that the police officers were ambushed friday as they were coming out of a mosque. the wife of the police commander heard about her husband being shot and rushed to the scene, where she was also killed.is-linked militants have been active in afghanistan's eastern regions, but have recently begun operating in the north of the country as well.meanwhile, the interior ministry said in a statement that around 38 militants, including 23 is fighters, were killed in separate operations conducted by afghan security forc






afghan official: taliban attack kills 5 in northern village


kabul, afghanistan — an afghan official says that a taliban attack on a village in northern faryab province has killed five members of the local police force.karim yuresh, spokesman for the provincial police chief, says the taliban gained control of the village, located in the shirin tagab district, following the surprise attack on wednesday.he says five insurgents were also killed and two others were wounded in the battle.qari yusouf ahamdi, a taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack.in neighboring jawzjan province, insurgents abducted about 50 local farmers in darzab district.mohammad reza ghafori, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the tribal elders are trying to secure their release. he says the motive behind the kidnapping isn't yet clear.the taliban have not






helmand: taliban kill policemen and confiscate weapons | news


taliban fighters in southern afghanistan attacked a checkpoint with firearms and hand grenades, killing 11 policemen and confiscating weapons and ammunition.but a provincial official said tuesday's attack in helmand province's capital lashkar gah could be an "insider attack" as one of the guards was still missing."an investigation is ongoing to find out if someone from inside has defected to the taliban and paved the way for this crime," he said.taliban spokesman zabihullah mujahid told al jazeera the group was responsible for the attack, saying it killed 11 policemen and "claimed the area and weapons".din mohammad, a doctor at the lashkar gah hospital, confirmed the death toll. in a separate incident, another 12 policemen were killed in marjah district of helmand after an hour-long gun ba






attacks in afghanistan kill 9 policemen, cleric and his wife


kabul, afghanistan — an afghan policeman turned his rifle on his colleagues in a northern province, killing eight, while a gunman in the country's east fatally s a cleric and his wife, officials said on friday.the policemen were killed while they were sleeping in an outpost in the district of almar in northern faryab province, according to the provincial police spokesman, abdul karim yuresh.the attack happened on thursday night and according to the spokesman, a policeman who was on duty opened fire and killed his colleagues, then collected all their firearms and fled the scene — presumably to join the taliban.the taliban made no official statement or claim about the attack but afghanistan has seen several such incidents over the past years. there has been a growing number of cases in which






avalanches in afghanistan kill at least 107, official says – the denver post


kabul, afghanistan — an afghan official says at least 107 people have been killed in recent days by avalanches caused by heavy snow in different parts of the country, nearly doubling an earlier death toll estimate of 54.omer mohammadi, spokesman for the afghan state minister for disaster mana ent and humanitarian affairs, said monday that more than 65 others have been injured and more than 150 homes destroyed by the avalanches.many of the newest fatalities come from nuristan province, near the pakistani border, where two villages were buried in snow. mohammadi said that rescue teams have so far recovered 48 bodies from those villages.






afghan official: taliban roadside bomb kills district chief


kabul, afghanistan — an afghan police spokesman says a roadside bombing has killed the top government official of a district in western farah province. the taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.the spokesman, iqbal baher, says that abdul khaliq, the top official in the khak-e-safed district, died in the bombing near his home in the city of farah, the provincial capital, on tuesday.he says khaliq was on his way home from a mosque earlier in the morning when the explosion took place.taliban spokesman qari yusouf ahmadi claimed responsibility for the attack in farah city.taliban insurgents frequently use roadside bombs and suicide attacks to target government officials as well as afghan security forces across the country.






afghan official: taliban bombing kills district police chief


kabul, afghanistan — an afghan police spokesman says a roadside bombing has killed a district police chief in western farah province. the taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.the spokesman, iqbal baher, says that abdul khaliq, who ran the police force in the khak-e-safed district, died in the bombing near his home in the city of farah, the provincial capital, on tuesday.he says khaliq was on his way home from a mosque earlier in the morning when the explosion took place.taliban spokesman qari yusouf ahmadi claimed responsibility for the attack in farah city.taliban insurgents frequently use roadside bombs and suicide attacks to target government officials as well as afghan security forces across the country.






afghan officials say the islamic state group attacked army posts in an eastern p


share storythe associated presskabul, afghanistan (ap) — afghan officials say the islamic state group attacked army posts in an eastern province last night, killing 17 soldiers .the associated presscustom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!






officials: guard kills afghan diplomat in pakistan


karachi, pakistan — a security guard s and killed an afghan diplomat inside the afghan consulate in the pakistani city of karachi on monday, officials said.mohammad zaki abdu —the consulate's third secretary — died of his wounds shortly after the shooting, a spokesman for the afghan consulate in karachi, haris khan, said."we were working at our office when we heard guns s," he said. "everybody was running in panic when i got out."the guard, identified only as an afghan national named rahatullah, was taken into custody, said police official azad khan.both officials said the motive behind the killing was not yet known. the afghan emb y in islamabad said it was awaiting further details.in pakistan, which has long been a bed of islamic militancy, foreign missions are afforded extra security an






afghan official: is militants kill 11 in mosque ambush


kabul, afghanistan — an afghan official says that 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander have been killed by islamic state militants in northern zawzjan province.mohammad reza ghafori, spokesman for the zawzjan provincial governor, said saturday that the police officers were ambushed friday as they were coming out of a mosque. the wife of the police commander heard about her husband being shot and rushed to the scene, where she was also killed.is-linked militants have been active in afghanistan's eastern regions, but have recently begun operating in the north of the country as well.






afghan official: is militants kill 11 in mosque ambush


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — an afghan official says that 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander have been killed by islamic state militants in northern zawzjan province.mohammad reza ghafori, spokesman for the zawzjan provincial governor, said saturday that the police officers were ambushed friday as they were coming out of a mosque. the wife of the police commander heard about her husband being shot and rushed to the scene, where she was also killed.is-linked militants have been active in afghanistan’s eastern regions, but have recently begun operating in the north of the country as well.






official: gunmen kill at least 10 from afghan family


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — an afghan official says at least 10 civilians were killed and four others wounded when unknown gunmen attacked a home in eastern laghman province.sarhadi zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, said monday that the attack took place sunday night. the family was eating dinner when they were attacked by unknown assailants armed with guns and hand grenades.zwak said it was unclear who was behind the attack, and no group has immediately claimed responsibility.






afghan official: 38 killed by avalanches after heavy snow


kabul, afghanistan — at least 38 people have been killed over the course of three days in afghanistan by avalanches caused by heavy snow, officials said on sunday.omer mohammadi, spokesman for the afghan state minister for disaster mana ent and humanitarian affairs, said that more than 20 others have been injured.mohammadi said that 22 of afghanistan's 34 provinces have experienced heavy snow. approximately 20 homes have been destroyed by avalanches and nearly 50 others heavily damaged.mohammad aseem, provincial governor in northern parwan province, said that 16 people were killed and eight others injured in avalanches in two districts. he said a team had been dispatched to affected areas but that many roads had been blocked by snow.naweed frotan, spokesman for the provincial governor in b






afghan official: taliban attack kills 5 in northern village


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — taliban insurgents attacked a village in northern faryab province on wednesday, killing five members of the local police force, an afghan security official said.karim yuresh, spokesman for the provincial police chief, saidafter a surprise early morning attack, the taliban gained control of the village, located in the shirin tagab district, he added. five insurgents were also killed and two others were wounded in the battle.qari yusouf ahamdi, a taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for the attack.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.in neighboring jawzjan province, insurgents abducted about 50 local farmers in darzab district.mohammad reza ghafori, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the tribal elders are trying to secure their rel






afghan official says joint raid killed 22 civilians


kandahar, afghanistan — afghan officials and local residents said sunday that 22 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed during a joint operation carried out by u.s. and afghan forces last week in the southern helmand province.the presidential envoy for security in helmand, jabar qahraman, said the raid against taliban insurgents in the sangin district killed 13 people from one family and nine from another."we are saddened to hear the news of civilians being killed," he said. "when the taliban use civilians as their shield against security forces, such incidents occur."u.s. navy cpt. bill salvin, a military spokesman, said "we are working diligently to determine whether civilians were killed or injured as a result of u.s. airstrikes" carried out to support afghan forces in and ar






afghan official: is militants kill 11 in mosque ambush


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — at least 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander were killed in an ambush by islamic states group militants in northern zawzjan province, a provincial official said.mohammad reza ghafori, spokesman for the zawzjan provincial governor, said saturday that the police officers were ambushed friday as they were coming out of a mosque. the wife of the police commander heard about her husband being shot and rushed to the scene, where she was also killed.is-linked militants have been active in afghanistan’s eastern regions, but have recently begun operating in the north of the country as well.meanwhile, the interior ministry in a statement sent to media said that around 38 militants, including 23 is terrorists, were killed in separate operations conducted by






officials: guard kills afghan diplomat in pakistan


karachi, pakistan — officials say a security guard has s and killed an afghan diplomat in the pakistani city of karachi.haris khan, a spokesman for the afghan consulate in karachi, says mohammad zaki abdu —the consulate's third secretary, died of his wounds shortly after the shooting monday.police official azad khan says the guard, an afghan national, has been taken into custody.both the officials say the motive behind the killing is not yet known. they say the incident occurred inside the consulate, and khan says it appeared to be the result of a personal issue.






attacks in afghanistan kill 9 policemen, cleric and his wife


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — an afghan policeman turned his rifle on his colleagues in a northern province, killing eight, while a gunman in the country’s east fatally s a cleric and his wife, officials said on friday.the policemen were killed while they were sleeping in an outpost in the district of almar in northern faryab province, according to the provincial police spokesman, abdul karim yuresh.the attack happened on thursday night and according to the spokesman, a policeman who was on duty opened fire and killed his colleagues, then collected all their firearms and fled the scene — presumably to join the taliban.the taliban made no official statement or claim about the attack but afghanistan has seen several such incidents over the past years. there has been a growing number of cases in






suicide bomber strikes afghan supreme court, killing 19


kabul, afghanistan — a suicide bomber struck an entrance to afghanistan's supreme court on tuesday, killing at least 19 people in the latest in a series of attacks on the country's judiciary.the attacker was on foot, and targeted a side door as court employees and other people were exiting the building in downtown kabul, the interior ministry said. public health minister ferozuddin feroz said 41 people were wounded, including 10 in critical condition.no one immediately claimed the attack, which bore the hallmarks of the taliban. the insurgents have been at war with the u.s.-backed government for 15 years and have increasingly targeted the judiciary since the execution of six convicted insurgents last may.shortly after the executions, a suicide bomber targeted a minibus carrying court emplo






afghan official: policeman turns gun on colleagues, kills 11


kandahar, afghanistan — afghan officials say at least 11 police officers have been shot and killed by a fellow policeman at a checkpoint in the southern helmand province.omer zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the policeman turned his rifle on his colleagues and killed them late monday night in lashkar gah, the provincial capital.zwak says the attacker collected all the firearms and ammunition from his colleagues, then fled the scene in a police vehicle — presumably to join the taliban. he says an investigation is underway.dr. din mohammad at the lashkar gah hospital confirmed the death toll. he says they received 11 bodies, all with gunshot wounds.the taliban made no official statement or claim about the attack but afghanistan has seen several such incidents over the past y






officials: guard kills afghan diplomat in pakistan


karachi, pakistan — an afghan diplomat in the pakistani port city of karachi was s and killed by his security guard who opened fire inside the diplomatic mission on monday, officials said.mohammad zaki abdu —the third secretary at the afghan consulate in karachi — died of his wounds shortly after the shooting, according to the consulate's spokesman, haris khan."we were working at our office when we heard guns s," he said. "everybody was running in panic."the guard, identified only as an afghan national named rahatullah, was taken into custody, said police official azad khan.both officials said the motive behind the killing was not yet known. the afghan emb y in islamabad said it was awaiting further details.in pakistan, which has long been a bed of islamic militancy, foreign missions are p






six afghan red cross aid workers killed in afghanistan


suspected isil fighters have killed at least six afghan employees of the international committee of the red cross (icrc) engaged in carrying supplies in the north of the country to areas hit by deadly snow storms, according to government officials.another two employees were unaccounted for after wednesday's attack in jowzjan province, said thomas gl , icrc spokesperson, adding that the group did not know who was responsible for the attack.confirming the report, lotfullah azizi, jowzjan's governor, told reuters news agency the aid workers were in a convoy that was carrying supplies to areas hit by avalanches when they were targeted by fighters belonging to isil, or the islamic state of iraq and the levant group."daesh is very active in that area," azizi said, using an alternate name for isi






roadside bomb kills 12 in afghanistan's paktika province


kabul, afghanistan — an afghan official says at least 12 civilians were killed and three others wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the eastern paktika province.elias wahdat, the provincial governor, said thursday that the blast took place in the urgun district at around 11 a.m."the blast was very powerful," said wahdat, noting that it killed all 12 passengers aboard the vehicle and wounded three others.wahdat added that seven of those killed were madrassa (religious school) students, and that the roadside bomb was planted by the taliban.no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but taliban insurgents often use roadside mines to target convoys carrying security forces across the country.






afghan official: 38 killed by avalanches after heavy snow


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — at least 38 people have been killed over the course of three days in afghanistan by avalanches caused by heavy snow, officials said on sunday.omer mohammadi, spokesman for the afghan state minister for disaster mana ent and humanitarian affairs, said that more than 20 others have been injured.mohammadi said that 22 of afghanistan’s 34 provinces have experienced heavy snow. approximately 20 homes have been destroyed by avalanches and nearly 50 others heavily damaged.mohammad aseem, provincial governor in northern parwan province, said that 16 people were killed and eight others injured in avalanches in two districts. he said a team had been dispatched to affected areas but that many roads had been blocked by snow.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4






afghan official says joint raid killed 22 civilians


kandahar, afghanistan (ap) — afghan officials and local residents said sunday that 22 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed during a joint operation carried out by u.s. and afghan forces last week in the southern helmand province.the presidential envoy for security in helmand, jabar qahraman, said the raid against taliban insurgents in the sangin district killed 13 people from one family and nine from another.“we are saddened to hear the news of civilians being killed,” he said. “when the taliban use civilians as their shield against security forces, such incidents occur.”u.s. navy cpt. bill salvin, a military spokesman, said “we are working diligently to determine whether civilians were killed or injured as a result of u.s. airstrikes” carried out to support afghan forces in a






apple iphone 8 news: specs, price, release date


apple’s iphone 7s isn’t due until september, meaning the next top-of-the-line iphone — reportedly called the iphone 8 — isn’t supposed to arrive until 2017. but that hasn’t stopped legions of fans from fervently speculating.it’ll reportedly launch alongside two cheaper, smaller iphone models called the iphone 7s and iphone 7s plus. however, it’s unclear if all three models will actually launch in september 2017, or what the naming conventions will be.more: iphone 7s and 7s plus news and rumorshere’s what we’ve learned so far about the iphone 8. battery: wireless chargingapple has long been rumored to be working on wireless charging for a future version of the iphone, and while energous ceo steve rizzone has hinted in the past that it has inked a deal with “one of the largest consumer elect