At least 23 dead in series of attacks in Aghanistan

25 February, 2018, 02:09 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban raid on military base

Afghan officials said a suicide bomber has killed two security personnel and wounded seven in an attack in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul.

"The fighting between the Taliban and the army continued for more than two hours", he said.

Also on Saturday, a auto bomb attack in Helmand province killed at least one person and wounded eight others, according to a spokesman for the provincial governor. "We have sent more reinforcements to the area", defence ministry spokesman Daulat Wazir said. Danish said the initial casualty count could rise. Islamic State claimed responsibility in a message carried by its Amaq news agency.

Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the Helmand governor confirmed the bombing, adding that the three people injured had been taken to hospitals.

"We will work hard with our Afghan security counterparts and teammates to help protect the civilians of Afghanistan as much as possible", he said.

An official of the Farah provincial council Dadullah Qani said that the attack started at about 2:00 am in Shakh-i-Bala Kansk area of Bala Block district and at least 20 soldiers were killed.

In Helmand province, two soldiers were killed in a auto bomb attack at the entrance of the army base in Nad Aali district today.

Afghan security personnel examine the site of a car bomb attack in Lashkar Gah on Saturday

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

At least 30 people have been killed in four attacks across three Afghan provinces, officials said Saturday. Qari Yusouf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, claimed responsibility for both attacks. The NDS compound is located near the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters and the U.S. embassy.

Rahim Faiez is an Associated Press writer.

Xinhua reported that at least 22 soldiers have been killed.

Earlier this month, around 50 fresh Italian troops arrived to improve the security situation in the Farah province, where several districts are home to a significant number of active militants.

They also raise questions about U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy for winning America's longest war, which was announced in August but has changed little on the ground. However, it remains unknown what that plan entails, as the city of five million already has numerous checkpoints and vehicle restrictions.

More news: Which antidepressants work best?


  • Cardinals' compensatory picks worth more than any other team's haul

    Cardinals' compensatory picks worth more than any other team's haul

    Baltimore's additions of Jefferson and Carr cancelled out the departures of Rick Wagner and Kyle Juszczyk. The Minnesota Vikings were the only other team to receive multiple picks, with both coming in Round 6.
    McLaren launch the MCL33

    McLaren launch the MCL33

    McLaren has paid tribute to its history with the design of it's new McLaren MCL33 for this year's Formula 1 World Championship. McLaren has returned to a "papaya" orange livery for its 2018 Formula One vehicle , the MCL33.
    Larry Nance Jr. to wear father's No. 22 for Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. to wear father's No. 22 for Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr . joined the Cavs in a blockbuster deal that sent Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to the Lakers earlier this month. I've been wearing 22 for my whole life, and to get to wear it for the Cleveland Cavaliers is beyond a dream come true".
  • Canadian women's hockey player apologizes for taking off silver medal

    Canadian women's hockey player apologizes for taking off silver medal

    In curling-speak, Koe put it like this: "For sure, if my first one doesn't rub and we get by, we're probably getting two". She shot the puck into Rooney's pad, and it skittered toward the crease, inching toward the goal line.
    The clock is ticking on Derick Brassard's future in Ottawa

    The clock is ticking on Derick Brassard's future in Ottawa

    Most recently, he led Sweden to the gold-medal game in the World Junior Championship, earning top goaltender honors. He has a 2.16 goals-against average and.917 save percentage with Lulea HF in the Swedish Hockey League.
    Kerala CM wishes Haasan well on launch of political party

    Kerala CM wishes Haasan well on launch of political party

    The actor-turned-politician launched his political party at a rally in Madurai after visiting former President late A.P.J. He has said that he is "picking ideologies from everyone" before the launch of his party.
  • USTA, Eugenie Bouchard reach settlement in lawsuit over locker room fall

    USTA, Eugenie Bouchard reach settlement in lawsuit over locker room fall

    As the damages phase of the trial began on Friday, lawyers for both sides had argued before the jury about the appropriate amount. A jury on Thursday found Bouchard was partially at fault, assigning blame 75 percent to the USTA and 25 percent to Bouchard.
    Indian surgeons remove 'heaviest recorded' brain tumour

    Indian surgeons remove 'heaviest recorded' brain tumour

    The patient has recovered well and is on a full diet. "Before the surgery, he had minimal vision, which may improve now". But now it is gone: Doctors successfully removed the mass during an intensive, six-hour operation on Valentine's Day.
    Zimbabwe president hails late opposition hero Morgan Tsvangirai

    Zimbabwe president hails late opposition hero Morgan Tsvangirai

    The MDC once posed a formidable challenge to ZANU-PF, even winning the first round of a presidential election in 2008 vote. Opposition members say they will try and keep the party united, despite divisions over its leadership.
  • Brrrrr: 'Beast from the East' set to plunge temperatures below freezing

    The unusual meteorological event causes temperatures to soar over the North Pole, leading to a disruption of the jet stream. The new cold spell will last until Wednesday at least, with a strong possibility of further snowfalls on high ground.
    Metal Gear Survive Microtransaction Prices Detailed, Cost Up To $50

    Metal Gear Survive Microtransaction Prices Detailed, Cost Up To $50

    The storyline takes place in the time period between Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain . If you don't know, said players were greeted by an error message upon launching the game that prevented them from playing.
    Petro: The New Federal Cryptocurrency From Venezuela

    Petro: The New Federal Cryptocurrency From Venezuela

    With a vast reserve of fossil fuels, the country is facing a severe economic collapse not seen anywhere else in recent times. However, there is no link as to how to actually do it nor does the website provide any information on exchanges.


Four dead after missing plane from Alberta found in US
Search crews found the plane at about 5 p.m. on Friday, according to a Facebook post from the San Juan County Sheriff's Office. About 4:00 I phoned him to see how they were doing, if they landed.

Kylie Jenner's Tweet Wipes More Than $1 Billion From Snapchat's Value
That fundamental misunderstanding seems to hint at the fact that Snap doesn't know its users as well as it thinks it does. He promised that it would come with a more user-friendly design, but since rolling it out, users are less than enthused.

Threat to West Aurora High School deemed not credible
Jerome police announced Friday a threat toward a Jerome High School student was false and "no actual, serious threat was present". An entire school district and a high school in central OH along with three Toledo schools are closed because of threats.

Dow, S&P climb on energy and industrials; Nasdaq falls
Eastern from the Federal Reserve, which comes ahead of Jerome Powell's inaugural testimony before congress as Fed boss next week. HPE also provided offered better-than-expected guidance for the next quarter and for full fiscal year 2018.

Fultz mentioned in FBI probe of NCAA college basketball
A case so widespread like this is not about players getting money, it's about a broken system in which corruption is the norm. NCAA rules do not allow players or their family members to receive benefits from agents or their representative.

United Nations delays vote on Syria humanitarian cease-fire
Doctors Without Borders said 13 of the facilities it supports in Eastern Ghouta were damaged or destroyed in airstrikes this week. On the USA role in Syria, he said, "We're there for one reason: We're there to get (IS) and get rid of (IS) and go home".

Arizona's Trier suspended for trace amount of PED
From the time of his initial test until he at last was allowed to play last season, roughly four months passed . Trier tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug last season, which resulted in a lengthy suspension.

Walmart Misses Profit Goal in Holiday Quarter as Online Sales Slow
Among 42 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NASDAQ: WMT ), 9 rate it "Buy", 7 "Outperform", 17 "Underperform", 0 "Sell", while 0 "Hold". Chilton Management Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.21% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). (NYSE: WMT ) for 4,995 shares.

Unemployment rises and growth slower than expected - but borrowing falls
But workers are seeing their wages increase, with average earnings up 2.5 per cent past year , according to the latest estimates. Unemployment rates are calculated by people who are registered looking for work as a proportion of the working age population.

Mobile Police Officer Shot & Killed
He said Hollie opened fire on officers who had set a perimeter around his Toulminville residence, striking Billa. Ivey ordered flags across Alabama to be displayed at half-staff to honor Billa's life and sacrifice.