Huge car bomb near embassies in Afghan capital kills or wounds dozens

Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for Kabul police, said several people were killed and wounded in the blast near the fortified entrance to the German embassy, according to Reuters. "It was a car bomb near the German embassy, but there are several other

U.S.’mother of all bombs’ killed 36 Islamic State militants in Afghanistan

As many as 36 suspected Islamic State militants were killed in Afghanistan when the United States dropped "the mother of all bombs," its largest non-nuclear device ever unleashed in combat, the Afghan Defence Ministry said on Friday, reports with reference

U.S. drops “mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan, marking weapon’s first use

The bomb is officially called a GBU-43 or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), the origin of its nickname as the “mother of all bombs.” Weighing more than 21,000 lbs., the weapon is the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat, according to

Tumbleweed minesweeper helps clear Afghanistan from land mines

Growing up in Kabul, Afghanistan, Massoud Hassani created his own toys—lightweight rolling objects made from scraps of material he found around the neighborhood. A breeze would send them tumbling across the landscape, often into a nearby desert. Problem was, retrieving those toys

Afghan president welcomed ‘green-eyed girl’ home after deportation from Pakistan

Afghanistan president, Ashraf Ghani, has welcomed her after Pakistani officials transported Sharbat Gula from a Peshawar hospital and handed her over to Afghan authorities at the state border, reports. During a welcome ceremony in the palace in Kabul, Ghani promised to provide Gula

Nine killed, including two Ukrainians, in An-12 cargo plane crash in Afghanistan

The Ukrainian Embassy in Tajikistan and Afghanistan (concurrently) has reported the crash of an An-12 cargo plane in Dwyer airport in Helmand province of Afghanistan on May 18, which killed nine crewmembers, including two citizens of Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine reports. "The crew had

Powerful earthquake of the magnitude-7.5 hit north-eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan

A powerful earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan. The tremors were felt in northern India, Tajikistan and even Kyrgyzstan. It was 213 km (132 miles) deep and the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 76km (45 miles) south of Faizabad. It was initially measured