Provinces of Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28097/all en Third bomb attack in 24 hours kills eight Afghan police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/third-bomb-attack-24-hours-kills-eight-afghan-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KABUL, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed eight policemen in Afghanistan's volatile southern province of Kandahar, police said on Sunday, the third deadly attack by insurgents against police in 24 hours.</p> <p>Twenty police have been killed across Afghanistan since midday on Saturday, a level of violence that underlines concern over how the 350,000-strong Afghan security forces will manage once most NATO-led troops withdraw by the end of next year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/third-bomb-attack-24-hours-kills-eight-afghan-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kandahar Provinces of Afghanistan War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 07:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740038 at http://www.globalpost.com FEATURE-Afghan female artist beats the odds to create http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/feature-afghan-female-artist-beats-the-odds-create <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Miriam Arghandiwal</p> <p>KABUL/KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Jan 29, (Reuters) - Charred bodies lie scattered against blood-stained walls and debris covers the ground. For Afghanistan, the only unusual thing in this gruesome scene is that the blood is red paint - and part of an art installation.</p> <p>It's a work by 23-year-old Afghan artist Malina Suliman, who risks her life, sometimes working by flashlight after dark, to create art in southern Kandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban and still one of the country's most dangerous areas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/feature-afghan-female-artist-beats-the-odds-create" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment Miriam Arghandiwal Pashtun people Provinces of Afghanistan Religion War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 04:45:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740857 at http://www.globalpost.com Bomb kills four in Afghan north: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/bomb-kills-four-afghan-north-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A remote-controlled bomb ripped through a police pick-up truck in northern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing a district police chief and his three bodyguards, officials said.</p> <p>Police are increasingly targeted by Taliban insurgents as Afghan security forces take greater responsibility for security before NATO troops withdraw next year.</p> <p>The attack came as the men were travelling from Kishindih district of Balkh province to the capital Mazar-i-Sharif, deputy provincial police chief Abdul Razaq Qaderi told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/bomb-kills-four-afghan-north-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Politics Provinces of Afghanistan War in Afghanistan AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:31:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748842 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan villagers rise up against Taliban in Kandahar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/afghan-villagers-rise-against-taliban-kandahar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dozens of Afghan villagers have taken up arms against the Taliban in one of their key southern heartlands, the latest in a series of such uprisings, villagers and officials say.</p> <p>Analysts caution that the movements could be attempts by local militia leaders to reassert their authority ahead of the 2014 withdrawal of NATO troops, or could be orchestrated as part of a government strategy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/afghan-villagers-rise-against-taliban-kandahar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamism Politics of Afghanistan Provinces of Afghanistan Taliban War AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:45:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753583 at http://www.globalpost.com First NATO death in a month in Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/first-nato-death-month-afghanistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A NATO soldier was killed by an improvised bomb blast on Friday, the military said, the first coalition death in a month as international forces wind-down their operations.</p> <p>NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement that the soldier died in an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan.</p> <p>In line with policy, ISAF did not disclose the soldier's nationality or provide any further details.</p> <p>The last ISAF death was on January 23 -- the eighth soldier to die that month, according to icasualties.org.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/first-nato-death-month-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Politics of Afghanistan Provinces of Afghanistan AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:45:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763190 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish troops leave Afghan base at Moqur after 3 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130310/spanish-troops-leave-afghan-base-at-moqur-after-3-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Mar 9 (EFE).- Spanish troops in Afghanistan withdrew Saturday from their base at Moqur almost three years after their arrival, redeploying to Spain's principal Afghan base in the town of Qala i Naw, the Spanish Defense Ministry said.</p> <p>The Ricketts Base in Moqur was the last combat post under Spanish command on the battlefront in the western Afghan province of Badghis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130310/spanish-troops-leave-afghan-base-at-moqur-after-3-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Badghis Province Provinces of Afghanistan Qala i Naw Technology Agencia EFE Sun, 10 Mar 2013 05:47:32 +0000 Agencia EFE 5778618 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish troops in Afghanistan begin withdrawal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130315/spanish-troops-afghanistan-begin-withdrawal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Mar 15 (EFE).- The Spanish mission in Afghanistan began its withdrawal from Qala-i-Naw to its main base in Herat with the moving of equipment, vehicles and personnel.</p> <p>"Bringing forward the date originally planned, the Spanish contingent in Afghanistan, Aspfor XXXII, has begun moving materiel to the base maintained by Spain in Herat, in order to be repatriated," Spain's Defense General Staff said Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130315/spanish-troops-afghanistan-begin-withdrawal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan International Security Assistance Force Provinces of Afghanistan Qala i Naw Agencia EFE Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:00:44 +0000 Agencia EFE 5784921 at http://www.globalpost.com Taliban attack Afghan court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/taliban-attack-afghan-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taliban attackers stormed a court and surrounding buildings in the far-western Afghan town of Farah on Wednesday, sparking a firefight with security forces, officials said.</p> <p>Two of the attackers died when they detonated a car bomb at the gate of the provincial court building, two were shot by security forces and another man was still alive, according to police.</p> <p>Agha Noor Kentos, police chief of Farah, said five police had been wounded but no details were available on any civilian casualties.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/taliban-attack-afghan-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farah, Afghanistan Islamism Provinces of Afghanistan Technology War AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 07:45:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800027 at http://www.globalpost.com Taliban attack on Afghan court kills six http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/taliban-attack-afghan-court-kills-six <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taliban attackers stormed an Afghan court and surrounding buildings, killing at least six people and wounding 70 others in the western town of Farah on Wednesday, officials said.</p> <p>At least four militants who launched the bomb and shooting attack also died in the assault, which comes as NATO winds down its combat mission in the war-torn country by the end of next year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/taliban-attack-afghan-court-kills-six" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car bomb Farah Province Provinces of Afghanistan Technology War AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 10:45:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800106 at http://www.globalpost.com Taliban attack on Afghan court kills six http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/taliban-attack-afghan-court-kills-six-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taliban attackers stormed an Afghan court complex on Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding 70 others in the western town of Farah, officials said.</p> <p>At least four militants who launched the bomb and shooting attack also died in the assault, which is likely to raise further questions about security as NATO winds down its combat mission in the war-torn country by the end of next year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/taliban-attack-afghan-court-kills-six-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Provinces of Afghanistan Taliban Technology War War in Afghanistan AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:30:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800130 at http://www.globalpost.com Taliban kill 44 in attack on Afghan court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/taliban-kill-44-attack-afghan-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taliban militants stormed an Afghan court on Wednesday, killing at least 44 people in a bid to free insurgents standing trial, officials said, in the deadliest attack for more than a year.</p> <p>It was not immediately clear whether the accused men had escaped the court complex in the western town of Farah, although a hospital doctor said one prisoner was among those being treated for injuries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/taliban-kill-44-attack-afghan-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Provinces of Afghanistan Technology War War in Afghanistan AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:45:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800239 at http://www.globalpost.com 10 Afghan civilians killed as bomb hits bus in E. province http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/10-afghan-civilians-killed-bomb-hits-bus-e-province <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> At least 10 civilians were killed and 22 others wounded Monday morning when a passenger bus was struck by a roadside bombing in eastern Afghan province of Wardak, a provincial source said.</p><P>"I do confirm that 10 dead and 22 injured have been admitted to a provincial capital hospital till now," Dr. Ghulam Farooq Wardak, head of the provincial health department, told Xinhua.</p><P>He said the number of casualties could rise as several injured remained in critical condition. The blast took place at about 8 a.m.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/10-afghan-civilians-killed-bomb-hits-bus-e-province" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ghazni Province Provinces of Afghanistan War Wardak Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:16:44 +0000 Asianet 5807438 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch pack up as exodus of Afghan allies gathers pace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/dutch-pack-exodus-afghan-allies-gathers-pace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>On an Afghan parade ground, Dutch soldiers stand to attention at a graduation ceremony for local police officers, one of many such scenes which will soon fade into the past.</p> <p>The international military effort in Afghanistan since 2001 has seen scores of nations take up a variety of roles in the US-led campaign to defeat the Taliban insurgency and strengthen the nation's army and police.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/dutch-pack-exodus-afghan-allies-gathers-pace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Provinces of Afghanistan War War in Afghanistan AFP Fri, 12 Apr 2013 02:45:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5812716 at http://www.globalpost.com Taliban bomb kills seven Afghan civilians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/taliban-bomb-kills-seven-afghan-civilians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A roadside bomb planted by the Taliban tore through a van in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing seven civilians and wounding three others, a provincial official said.</p> <p>The civilians were travelling to the town of Shindand in Herat province when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device often used in Taliban attacks on troops, said Mohidin Noori, a provincial government spokesman.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/taliban-bomb-kills-seven-afghan-civilians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Provinces of Afghanistan Taliban War War in Afghanistan AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:30:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818033 at http://www.globalpost.com Taliban kill seven Afghan civilians, four soldiers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/taliban-kill-seven-afghan-civilians-four-soldiers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have killed seven civilians with a roadside bomb and cut the throats of four Afghan soldiers kidnapped while travelling home on leave, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>The civilians were travelling to the town of Shindand in the western province of Herat when their van was torn apart by the blast on Wednesday, they said.</p> <p>Seven civilians, including children, were killed and four wounded, the interior ministry said in a statement blaming the Taliban.</p> <p>Mohidin Noori, a provincial government spokesman, confirmed the death toll.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/taliban-kill-seven-afghan-civilians-four-soldiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Provinces of Afghanistan Taliban Taliban War War in Afghanistan AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 07:45:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818074 at http://www.globalpost.com