Posts Tagged ‘kabul’

Bomb At Kabul Mosque Kills At Least 5 Civilians, Taliban Say

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least five civilians were killed in a bomb blast outside a Kabul mosque Sunday, a Taliban official said. It was the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since U.S. forces left at the end of August. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suspicion fell on Islamic State extremists […]

Stay Home: Taliban-run Kabul Municipality Orders Female Workers

Female employees of the Kabul municipality have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said Sunday, detailing the latest restrictions on women by the new Taliban rulers. The decision to prevent most female city workers from returning to their […]

Women working in Kabul municipality told not to return by Taliban

Female municipal employees in Kabul have been ordered to stay at home. The interim mayor of the Afghan capital, told reporters on Sunday that only women ‘who could not be replaced by men’ would be allowed to stay in post. The move came a day after girls were barred from entering secondary schools and the […]

Plane Carrying Afghans, US, and European Citizens From Kabul Arrives in Doha

DUBAI—The third chartered flight bringing civilians from Afghanistan to Qatar since U.S. forces withdrew last month landed on Friday with around 170 passengers on board, including U.S. and European citizens as well as Afghans, a Qatari official said. Foreign nationals on board include those from Belgium, Britain, Croatia, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy as well […]

US military admits ‘tragic mistake’ in Kabul drone strike that killed 10 civilians

In a U-turn, the United States military admitted on Friday that a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month was an error. “The strike was a tragic mistake,” Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of US Central Command, told a Pentagon news conference. The Pentagon said an internal review revealed that only civilians […]

Pentagon Reverses Itself, Calls Deadly Kabul Strike An Error

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed. “The strike was a tragic mistake,” Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of […]

Friday prayers imam in Kabul praises Taliban ascent

An Afghan cleric welcomed the fall of the former government and the return of the Taliban during a sermon at a mosque in Kabul. The imam told worshippers that “the Americans and the Crusaders” had helped to overthrow the Taliban 20 years ago. “They thought that no one will take the name of Islam in […]

Kabul fell — and this ambassador was thrust into the spotlight

On Senator Ted Cruz’s pause on diplomatic confirmations “There is tremendous damage being done by holding up our ambassadors from getting out to do the jobs that the American people need us to do to represent them overseas.” — Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield On U.S.-China relations “I sit two seats away from the Chinese [permanent representative], […]

NYT: Biden May Have Droned Innocent Family in Kabul; Possible War Crime

The New York Times published the results of an investigation on Friday that suggests the Biden administration targeted an innocent man who worked for a U.S. organization in a drone strike that killed several civilians. If true, the airstrike could constitute a violation of international law governing such targeted killings in wartime — in other […]

200 Westerners, Including Americans, Fly Out Of Kabul Under Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Some 200 foreigners, including Americans, left Afghanistan on a commercial flight out of Kabul on Thursday, the first such large-scale departure since U.S. and other forces completed their frantic withdrawal over a week ago. The Qatar Airways flight to Doha marked a breakthrough in the bumpy coordination between the U.S. and […]

Watch: What is life like in Kabul? Euronews takes you on a tour

Join our special correspondent Anelise Borges as she takes you on a tour around Kabul, where she has been reporting for Euronews for the past few days. 🔴 LIVE: What’s life like in Kabul? Our special correspondent Anelise Borges gives us the latest updates from the Afghan capital. Leave your questions in the comments. Posted […]

Women march in Kabul against Pakistan and demanding freedom

At least three rallies were held across Kabul in a show of resistance that would have been unthinkable during the Taliban’s last stint in power — when people were publicly executed and thieves had their hands chopped off. The protesters gathered outside the Pakistan Embassy to denounce what the demonstrators allege is Pakistan’s interference in […]

Last 24 Hours Of U.S. Presence In Kabul Sees Bizarre Collaboration

Bone-tired like everyone else in Kabul, Taliban fighters spent the last moments of the 20-year Afghanistan war watching the night skies for the flares that would signal the United States was gone. From afar, U.S. generals watched video screens with the same anticipation. Relief washed over the war’s winners and the losers when the final […]

‘We are prepared to die,’ say Afghan women protesting Taliban in Kabul

Afghanistan seems to be one step closer to a new Taliban government. Gunfire heard in the streets of Kabul this evening was believed to be celebratory, with Taliban supporters heralding a new era in the country. But the official announcement of a new administration, expected earlier on Friday, is yet to come. Euronews’ International Correspondent […]

Two massacres? Disturbing accusations in the wake of Kabul airport bombings

Last Thursday morning, after several days of dire warnings that some kind of attack was imminent, two suicide bombings were reported at Hamid Karzai Airport in Kabul, one at the Abbey Gate and the other close by, near the Baron Hotel. The country’s Islamic State affiliate, which claims the lands historically called Khorasan including Iran […]

Top U.S. diplomat during Kabul evacuation tests positive for Covid

Back in late June, there was a major Covid outbreak at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, leading to at least 159 cases. Some at the embassy had to be put on oxygen or get medically evacuated. Wilson didn’t personally send any emails to the entire embassy staff urging people this year to get vaccinated, according […]

Last U.S. Planes Leave Kabul, Ending 20-Year War In Afghanistan

The United States has withdrawn the last of its military out of Kabul, officially ending a 20-year war in Afghanistan that has become known for its massive failures and lies that cost trillions of dollars and the lives of Americans and Afghans alike. The last C-17 plane departed from Afghanistan at 3:29 p.m. EDT Monday (11:59 p.m. Kabul time), […]

State Department Warns of Specific, Credible Threat at Kabul Airport

‘US citizens should avoid traveling to the airport and avoid all airport gates at this time’ The U.S. State Department is urging U.S. citizens and others to leave the area of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport immediately, citing a specific, credible threat. “Due to a specific, credible threat, U.S. citizens near Kabul airport, including South gate, new Ministry […]

Names Of U.S. Service Members Who Died Alongside 170 Afghans In Kabul Released

The U.S. Department of Defense has released the names of all 13 U.S. service members who died in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport on Thursday. Only one of the troops who died in the bombing had reached their 30th birthday. The other 12 were as young as 20, hailing from all over the […]

Who profits from the Kabul suicide bombing?

August 27, 2021 ISIS-Khorasan aims to prove to Afghans and to the outside world that the Taliban cannot secure the capital By Pepe Escobar posted with permission and first posted at Asia Times The horrific Kabul suicide bombing introduces an extra vector in an already incandescent situation: It aims to prove, to Afghans and to the […]

Taliban largely seal off Kabul airport as airlift winds down

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban deployed extra forces around Kabul’s airport Saturday to prevent large crowds from gathering after a devastating suicide attack two days earlier, as the massive U.S.-led airlift wound down ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline. New layers of checkpoints sprang up on roads leading to the airport, some manned by […]

Death toll in Kabul airport terrorist attack rises to 170

The official death toll from the terrorist attack outside Kabul international airport on Thursday was increased significantly on Friday to over 160. The number of Afghan victims almost tripled and the US Defense Department confirmed the death of one additional service member, bringing the total of American military fatalities to 13. At a Defense Department […]

‘Body Parts Flying Like in a Tornado’: Survivors Cope with Kabul Blast

Traumatized survivors of Thursday’s suicide bombings at Kabul’s international airport have begun sharing their experience with international media, describing horrific scenes of scores of corpses and flying body parts in the aftermath of the explosion. The Islamic State took responsibility for two bombings at Hamid Karzai International Airport, apparently targeting a mass of thousands of […]

‘A matter of honour’: Ramstein rallies to help Afghans evacuated from Kabul to US air base

Children play ball between lines of hundreds of beige tents, clothes drying on fences. A little further on people are queuing for the toilets. At Ramstein in western Germany, the largest American military base in Europe has been turned into a gigantic refugee camp, full of people who have all been flown from Afghanistan by […]

Terrorist strikes in Kabul: A political windfall for Taliban

The horrific terrorist strikes in Kabul on Thursday which killed at least 12 US servicemen and dozens of civilians will lead to a higher level of cooperation between the US and the Taliban. The commander of CENTCOM Gen. Kenneth McKenzie disclosed to journalists on Thursday that the US was already sharing information on terror threats […]

Evacuation Effort Fueled By New Urgency After Kabul Blast Kills More Than 100

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Evacuation flights from Afghanistan resumed with new urgency on Friday, a day after two suicide bombings targeted the thousands of people desperately fleeing a Taliban takeover and killed dozens. The U.S. warned more attacks could come ahead of next week’s end to America’s longest war. Two officials said 169 Afghans died, […]

Kabul Bombing Fatalities Rise to 100+ Dead Including 13 U.S. Troops

The number of people known to have died in the Kabul bombing attack rose overnight to at least 95 Afghans and 13 U.S. personnel, as the evacuation flights from the city’s airport reached its final hours. The death toll of Thursday’s attack at the gates of Kabul airport steadily rose in the hours after the […]

Biden Warns ISIS ‘We Will Hunt You Down’ After Kabul Bombings

US President Joe Biden has vowed to retaliate against Thursday’s bombing attacks in Kabul, saying that he will hunt down the terrorists responsible and make them pay. The attack killed dozens of people, including civilians and at least 13 US service members. “We will not forgive, we will not forget, we will hunt you down […]

Kabul Evacuation Flights Resume as U.S. Warns Further Attacks Expected

Emergency civilian evacuation flights resumed from Kabul airport early Friday morning as U.S. officials warned further terrorist attacks can be expected. A day after twin suicide bombings targeted the thousands of desperate people fleeing the Taliban takeover, AP reports the U.S. says “further attempted attacks are expected” ahead of the Tuesday deadline for foreign troops […]

Deadly Explosions Rock Kabul Airport

Multiple Casualties Reported After Suspected ISIS Suicide Bombings Outside Kabul Airport.  08/26/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that two explosions reportedly at the southern Abbey gate at Kabul Airport have killed multiple people, including Afghan nationals and children, and U.S. service members. The explosions closely followed each other in […]

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