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Afghan suicide attack targets interior minister

KABUL — Security guards shot dead a suicide bomber on Sunday who tried to assassinate Afghan Interior Minister Bismullah Khan in an area north of Kabul, a spokesman for the ministry told AFP. The failed attempt on Khan, who once fought against the Taliban, comes as the north of Afghanistan…

Afghanistan marks 10 years since war started

KABUL — Afghanistan marks 10 years since the start of the US-led war against the Taliban Friday amid heightened security and questions over what the next decade will hold. Security is being stepped up in the capital Kabul after a string of major attacks including the assassination of peace envoy…

Afghan women’s rights ‘at risk’ after war decade: Oxfam

Women’s rights in Afghanistan risk being forgotten as international troops withdraw and the government struggles for a peace deal 10 years after the Taliban were ousted, Oxfam said Monday. In a new report the NGO said women’s rights had improved in Afghanistan since the October 2001 US-led invasion, particularly access…

Afghan ex-president Rabbani killed

KABUL — Burhanuddin Rabbani, Afghanistan’s former president tasked with finding a peace deal with the Taliban was assassinated Tuesday in a suicide attack at his Kabul home, according to police. Rabbani, who was president during the chaotic 1992-96 Afghan civil war, was last year appointed chief of the High Council…

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