Gulf Times - Kunduz
Air strike kills 13 civilians, mostly children, in Afghanistan

Air strike kills 13 civilians, mostly children, in Afghanistan

At least 13 civilians were killed, mostly children, in an air strike by "international forces" in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz late last week, the United Nations said Monday.

At least 14 civilians dead in airstrike in northern Afghanistan

At least 14 civilians dead in airstrike in northern Afghanistan

At least 14 civilians including women and children were killed in an Afghan-US aerial operation in northern Kunduz province, officials said Friday.

Taliban attacks kill nine security personnel in northern Afghanistan

Taliban attacks kill nine security personnel in northern Afghanistan

At least nine Afghan army soldiers were killed after Taliban militants attacked their checkpoints in northern Kunduz province, officials say

Afghans bury civilians as UN probes air strike

Afghans bury civilians as UN probes air strike

The event underlined the risks of greater use of air power under a new US strategy announced last year to try to force the Taliban to the negotiating table.

Taliban launch three-pronged assault on Ghazni city

Taliban launch three-pronged assault on Ghazni city

Taliban fighters launched a three-pronged attack on parts of the central-eastern Afghan city of Ghazni overnight, driving a Humvee packed with explosives into the entrance of a district governor's compound during the assault.

Afghan families flee as Taliban take key district

Afghan families flee as Taliban take key district

Hundreds of Afghan families have fled fighting between the Taliban and government forces near the northern city of Kunduz as the insurgents captured a strategic district soon after launching their annual spring offensive.

Afghan Taliban take district near northern Kunduz

Afghan Taliban take district near northern Kunduz

Taliban militants captured a district just outside the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, officials said, pointing to renewed pickup in fighting after the insurgents announced their annual spring offensive last week.

Abducted Spanish aid worker freed in Afghanistan

Abducted Spanish aid worker freed in Afghanistan

A Spanish employee of the Red Cross who was abducted in northern Afghanistan has been released, the international charity said on Sunday, nearly a month after he was snatched by gunmen.

US probe clears forces over civilian deaths in Kunduz

US probe clears forces over civilian deaths in Kunduz

A US military investigation confirmed that dozens of Afghan civilians were killed in a special forces operation near the northern city of Kunduz last year, but found troops had acted in self-defence.

Afghan civilian casualties: US general pledges inquiry

Afghan civilian casualties: US general pledges inquiry

The top American general in Afghanistan promised on Saturday an investigation into civilian casualties caused by an air strike in support of Afghan special forces and their US advisors near the northern city of Kunduz this week.

US airstrikes kill 30 Afghan civilians

US airstrikes kill 30 Afghan civilians

US airstrikes early Thursday killed at least 30 Afghan civilians, including women and children, in the volatile northern province of Kunduz, officials said, after a Taliban assault left two American soldiers dead.

Thousands flee pitched battles in Afghan city

Thousands flee pitched battles in Afghan city

The number of war-displaced civilians in Kunduz has more than doubled to 24,000, the UN said on Sunday, as street battles persisted a week after the Taliban stormed into the northern Afghan city.