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Afghanistan: People walk past a shrine in Ghazni (File Photo / AFP)

Taliban seizes key Afghan city of Ghazni, US worried Kabul could fall in 90 days

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2021 12:29 PM IST
Ghazni is situated along the major Kabul-Kandahar highway, essentially serving as an important gateway in Afghanistan between the capital city of Kabul and other Taliban strongholds in the south.
Afghan National Army officers stand guard at the site of a blast in Ghazni province, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)
Afghan National Army officers stand guard at the site of a blast in Ghazni province, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)

Afghanistan: 7 terrorists, including Hamza Waziristani, killed in airstrike in Ghazni

Ghazni, Afghanistan | By Asian News International | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 05:00 PM IST
They were accused of plotting Sunday’s deadly attack in Ghazni that left 31 dead.
The second explosion occurred when a security forces vehicle struck another roadside bomb as they arrived at the scene of the first explosion.(AP file photo. Representative image)
The second explosion occurred when a security forces vehicle struck another roadside bomb as they arrived at the scene of the first explosion.(AP file photo. Representative image)

9 people killed in roadside bombings of Afghanistan’s Ghazni city

Kabul | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 08:30 PM IST
Wahidullah Jumazada, spokesman for Ghazni governor said that the first explosion occurred in Rawza area in Ghazi, when a vehicle struck a roadside bomb, which killed eight civilians and wounded one person, reported TOLO News.
At least 12 people were killed Monday in a Taliban-claimed attack on a military compound in central Afghanistan.(AP)
At least 12 people were killed Monday in a Taliban-claimed attack on a military compound in central Afghanistan.(AP)

Over 100 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan security base

Kabul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 09:48 PM IST
Attackers rammed a captured military Humvee packed with explosives into a training centre of the National Directorate for Security in Maidan Wardak province, west of the capital Kabul
Afghan men mourn over a dead body after a blast outside a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan August 15, 2018.(REUTERS)
Afghan men mourn over a dead body after a blast outside a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan August 15, 2018.(REUTERS)

Afghanistan revises death toll from suicide bombing to 34

Kabul | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 08:34 AM IST
Weeks of relative calm in Kabul were shattered by a suicide attack on an educational centre in a mainly Shi’ite area in the west of the Afghan capital that killed at least 48 people and wounded 67.
An Afghan security guard walks during a Taliban attack in Ghazni city, Afghanistan.(Reuters photo)
An Afghan security guard walks during a Taliban attack in Ghazni city, Afghanistan.(Reuters photo)

Afghan officials say Taliban attack in north killed 30 troops

Kabul | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 01:34 PM IST
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack.
Afghan security forces are already stretched by days of fighting in Ghazni, a strategic provincial capital two hours from Kabul.(Reuters)
Afghan security forces are already stretched by days of fighting in Ghazni, a strategic provincial capital two hours from Kabul.(Reuters)

Taliban capture Afghan army base, 14 soldiers killed

Mazar-i-Sharif (Afghanistan) | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2018 04:33 PM IST
Officials said 14 soldiers were killed and about 40 captured by Taliban fighters in the northern Afghan army base, known as Chenaya.
In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, photo, Afghan Security personnel petrol in the city of Ghazni province west of Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP)
In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, photo, Afghan Security personnel petrol in the city of Ghazni province west of Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP)

At least 120 Afghan security forces, civilians killed in battle with Taliban

Kabul | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 12:04 AM IST
At least 100 security forces and 20 civilians have been killed in the ongoing fight to push the Taliban from the embattled Afghan city of Ghazni
An Afghan police officer keeps watch in Kabul, Afghanistan June 4, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
An Afghan police officer keeps watch in Kabul, Afghanistan June 4, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)

Roadside bomb kills 6 civilians in Afghanistan

Associated Press, Kabul | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 12:48 PM IST
A spokesman for the provincial governor said the bomb was planted by the Taliban.
Insurgents also attacked two security checkpoints in the eastern Ghazni province, killing four police and wounding five others.(Reuters file photo)
Insurgents also attacked two security checkpoints in the eastern Ghazni province, killing four police and wounding five others.(Reuters file photo)

Insurgents kill 11 at checkpoint in Afghanistan

Press Trust of India, Kabul | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 10:39 AM IST
Three insurgents were also killed, including a local commander, and four others were injured.
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