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Death toll rises to 32 in multiple blasts at Kandahar mosque in Afghanistan

The blast at the mosque in the centre of the town occurred during Friday prayers, the busiest congregation of the week.

People view the damage inside of a mosque following a bombing in Kunduz, province northern Afghanistan, on Friday, October. 8, 2021(AP)
Updated on Oct 15, 2021 04:28 PM IST

Man dangling from helicopter in Kandahar viral video was fixing flag: Report

Republican senator Ted Cruz deleted his earlier tweet in which he claimed that the Taliban hanged a man from the Blackhawk. But what remains accurate is the Taliban are brutal terrorists, Ted Cruz tweeted, after social media users claimed that the man in the viral video was alive and was fixing the flag.

Screengrab of the video that went viral claiming the Taliban hanged a man from a helicopter in Kandahar. (Twitter)
Published on Sep 01, 2021 05:54 AM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Pilot of plane hijacked in 1999 says Afghan airspace very risky, explains why

The Taliban 'government' may say something and somewhere down their forces may be doing something else making Afghan airspace very risky in future, former Air India pilot Devi Sharan whose IC-814 was hijacked to Kandahar in December 1999 said.

Pilot of flight hijacked to Kandahar said Afghan airspace under Taliban is very risky. (ANI)
Published on Aug 27, 2021 08:44 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Who is behind the wheels? Video shows Taliban test-driving Blackhawk helicopter

A Taliban spokesperson earlier said that the Taliban will ask Afghan soldiers, pilots, to join the army as the Taliban do not have trained pilots among them.

Grab from the video which shows a Blackhawk helicopter being driven at the Kandahar airport. (Twitter)
Published on Aug 26, 2021 08:29 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

'Seems nothing has changed..': Captain Devi Sharan remembers Kandahar hijack

"They are roaming around in open jeeps with rocket launchers on Kabul streets, just like they did when they were surrounding our aircraft in Kandahar," Captain Devi Sharan said.

Taliban fighters surrounded the plane that was forced to land at the Kandahar airport in 1999. (File Photo: AP)
Published on Aug 20, 2021 03:57 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
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