Wednesday, May 27, 2015


News and Features from Afghanistan and Pakistan

Al Qaeda Operative Pleads Guilty To Killing Americans Overseas

A "high-level" operative of al Qaeda who fought against U.S. military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan pleaded guilty May 26 to conspiring to kill Americans overseas.
More

Second Guesthouse Targeted In Latest Kabul Attack

An all-night gunbattle with insurgents who stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul ended at daybreak May 27 with four attackers dead, an Afghan government minister said.
More

Gunfire, Explosions Strike Central Kabul

Heavy gunfire and a series of explosions have rocked the center of Afghanistan's capital overnight.
More

'Militants Killed' In Karachi Raids

A Pakistani military official says two raids by security forces in the port city of Karachi have killed seven militants.
More

Video Dozens Killed In Afghan Attacks

Dozens of insurgents attacked several checkpoints in southern Afghanistan, killing 26 security forces' personnel in a day-long battle.
More

Afghan Suicide Bombing Kills Five

An Afghan official says five people were killed in a suicide truck bombing which also wounded more than 60 in the capital of the southern province of Zabul.
More

Video Pakistan's President Son Escapes Blast

Police say the son of Pakistan's president has escaped a roadside bomb attack unharmed after the blast killed three people and wounded 15.
More

NATO: IS Recruiting In Afghanistan

The commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan says the Islamic State extremist group is recruiting fighters in Afghanistan, but they are not yet operational.
More

Attacks Kill 10 Afghan Police Officers

Multiple Taliban attacks on police checkpoints in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province have left 10 police officers dead and 16 wounded.
More

Pakistan Seeks Help In Diploma Scam

Pakistan says it will seek international assistance in an investigation into a Karachi-based firm accused of earning millions of dollars a year by selling fake academic degrees.
More