December 24, 2012 |
KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan policewoman on Monday shot and killed a foreign advisor at the police headquarters in Kabul, officials said. Kabul's deputy police chief, Mohammad Daoud Amin, identified the shooter as a member of the force's gender rights section but said it was not clear whether the shooting was intentional. The woman is in police custody and an investigation is underway, he said. Air Force Lt. Col. Les Carroll, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force, said the victim was a civilian advisor to the Afghan police.
February 25, 2009 |
There's one bookstore in the world where you'll never, ever find a copy of "The Bookseller of Kabul." That would be the Bookseller's. The epic literary feud that erupted with the book's publication more than five years ago still endures -- at least from the perspective of Shah Muhammad Rais, who hated his depiction as Sultan Khan, a liberal intellectual in public but a tyrant in his own home.
March 8, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan --A loud explosion struck outside Afghanistan's Defense Ministry in Kabul on Saturday, reportedly killing at least nine civilians in an attack less than a mile from where U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was staying in the capital. Gunshots were heard after the blast, which occurred a day after Hagel arrived in a surprise visit to Kabul. The Associated Press reported that Afghan officials said an apparent suicide attacker on a bicycle hit the main entrance to the Defense Ministry about 9 a.m., killing nine people and wounding several others.
May 26, 1987 |
Afghan security forces seized 262 pounds of heroin in a vehicle in the Paghman district near Kabul, the official Bakhtar news agency said Monday. The agency, monitored in Islamabad, said the drug had been brought from Pakistan.
August 1, 2011 |
Dy, a.k.a. "Dysprosium," a name taken from a rare chemical element and meant to suggest his elusive nature, glides across the underbelly of the edgy city. It's after midnight in Kabul, approaching a favored hour for would-be suicide bombers to enter the city while security forces sleep, so they can strike during the morning rush. Dy, however, is armed only with cans of spray paint, and his intentions are peaceful: to alter the drab contours of this embattled city. Identifying a wall, Dy pulls the paint cans out of his bag and works quickly, writing slogans and crafting images that rail against corruption, repression and the malign influence of drug money.
October 18, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide car bomber driving a Toyota Corolla targeted a convoy of foreign vehicles Friday near a residential complex on the outskirts of Kabul that houses members of the international community, killing two civilians and wounding four, officials said. The two-car convoy was hit as it passed the heavily fortified Green Village that houses many contractors who work as security guards for the United Nations and other international agencies. Most foreigners were evacuated from the area, said Sidiq Sidiqqi, a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, so it wasn't immediately clear whether any suffered fatalities.