WEDNESDAY, APRIL 01, 2015

Afghanistan

  • Suicide attack in Kabul 'kills at least seven'

    A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a district police headquarters close to Afghanistan's presidential palace in central Kabul killing at least seven people and wounding 22

  • 9 Pakistani Taliban killed in US drone strike

    A US drone strike kills at least nine Pakistani militants in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province

  • 13 killed in Afghan terror attack

    Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a major road in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 13 people

  • US pledges to keep funding Afghan forces

    The United States assures Afghanistan's leaders it will keep funding Afghan security forces at a targeted peak level of 352,000 personnel at least into 2017 to provide stability as foreign troops withdraw from the country

  • Afghanistan hit by fresh avalanches

    Huge new avalanches hit Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley killing at least 286 people so far

  • Afgan’s first and only female taxi driver

    Sara Bahayi is Afghanistan’s first female taxi driver in recent memory, and she is believed to be the only one actively working female driver in the country

  • Avalanches kill 186 in Afghanistan

    More than 180 people die in north Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years

  • Avalanches in Afghanistan kill 90

    90 people so far has died in a series of avalanches in north Kabul, capital of Afghanistan.

  • Bangladesh thrash Afghanistan

    Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza led from the front as Tigers struck thrice early defending the total of 267 against Afghanistan in the seventh World Cup 2015 match at Canberra. Mashrafe took two in the first and third overs of the match while Rubel Hassan claimed one in between. Afghanistan were in trouble with their scoreboard beneath double figures.Earlier, Bangladesh made 267 riding on fifties of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim against World Cup debutant Afghanistan.

  • Mahmudullah and Ruwan Kalpage during training

    Bangladesh eye opener as confidence-booster

    Mashrafe Mortaza was optimistic of receiving backing from the stands during the match, but Bangladesh's form in the warm-ups has not generated the same confidence. The loss to Pakistan, albeit close, was not unexpected but the defeat to Ireland would have hurt. Bangladesh have trained hard post those losses, and Mortaza appreciated the efforts put in by his players.

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