Kandahar

  • US soldier gets life term for killing 16 Afghan civilians 24-08-2013 01:07 PM

    A US soldier who killed 16 Afghan civilians last year was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in Washington. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales appeared in blue military dress. He showed no emotion as the jury announced its verdict on Friday. He was led away from...
  • Sikh girls in Afghanistan face difficulty in finding Mr Right 31-07-2013 02:30 AM

    Facing difficulty in finding suitable match for their daughters, Indian-origin Sikhs in Afghanistan are getting them married at an age when they are hardly educated or fully grown up, an MP of the country said in Patiala on Tuesday. "Girls there are worst affected. Their parents, mostly from business community,...
  • Terrorists hit Afghanistan hard on Muharram 06-12-2011 10:25 PM

    Three blasts have been reported from Kabul and Kandahar killing over 50 people and injuring many more. ...
  • Aus troops not to withdraw from Afghanistan 30-10-2011 02:45 PM

    Perth: Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Sunday said the killing of three Australian soldiers in Afghanistan will not undermine Canberra's will to continue its mission in the war-torn nation as the military deployment there was in national interests. Describing Saturday's deadliest incident for Australian troops in Afghanistan as a 'bitter...
  • Taliban say they killed mayor of Kandahar 27-07-2011 02:43 PM

    Kandahar: The Taliban say they sent the suicide bomber who killed the mayor of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Mayor Ghulam Haider Hamidi had ordered the destruction of homes that city officials claimed had been illegally constructed. Ahmadi says...
  • Taliban attack Afghan govt offices in Kandahar 07-05-2011 06:22 PM

    Kandahar: Taliban gunmen unleashed a major assault on Saturday on government buildings throughout Afghanistan's largest southern city - a former Taliban stronghold where international and Afghan forces are trying to establish security and a functioning government. It was the latest in a series of strikes by the Taliban insurgency at...
  • Forces recapture 71 from Kandahar jailbreak 26-04-2011 10:37 PM

    Kandahar: The massive security breach that allowed the Taliban to spirit more than 480 Afghan inmates out southern Afghanistan's largest prison must have involved inside collaborators, the Justice Ministry said on Tuesday, as security forces worked to recapture the escaped convicts. Prison officials discovered early Monday morning that the inmates...
  • Insurgents tunnel into Kandahar jail, free 450 25-04-2011 06:28 PM

    Kandahar: Taliban militants dug a lengthy tunnel underground and into the main jail in Kandahar city and whisked out more than 450 prisoners, most of whom were Taliban fighters, officials and insurgents said on Monday. The massive overnight jailbreak in Afghanistan's second-largest city underscores the Afghan government's continuing weakness in...
  • Afghan govt reports massive jailbreak in Kandahar 25-04-2011 09:50 AM

    Kandahar: Afghan officials say more than 400 inmates have escaped from the main prison in Kandahar city. They say many of the men who dug a tunnel out of the facility are Taliban insurgents. Prison supervisor Ghulam Dastagir Mayar said on Monday that they estimate about 476 prisoners escaped through...
  • Man held in Chile not IC-814 hijacker: Reports 13-04-2011 05:41 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan media said on Wednesday that the man held in Chile is not the 1999 Indian Airlines IC-814 Kandahar hijacking suspect. Reports quoting Pakistan police said that Mufti Abdul Rauf, named as the conspirator in CBI chargesheet, is in Rawalpindi. The reports have also called it an ugly Indian...
  • IC-814 suspect's extradition not easy: experts 12-04-2011 11:39 AM

    New Delhi: Chile police arrested a man named Abdul Rauf in January 2011, who may be one of the conspirators in the hijacking of Air India IC-814. Rauf was arrested in a case of fake visa but during investigations Chile police found that Interpol had issued a notice against a...
  • Man arrested in Chile may be IC-814 hijacker 11-04-2011 07:04 PM

    New Delhi: Chile police arrested a man named Abdul Rauf in January 2011, who may be one of the conspirators in the hijacking of Air India IC-814. Rauf was arrested in a case of fake visa but during investigations Chile police found that Interpol has issued a notice against a...
  • Probe into NATO's 500 missing tankers in Pakistan 11-10-2010 01:48 PM

    Islamabad: A probe has been initiated into the disappearance of 500 NATO oil tankers and vehicles carrying supplies in Pakistan, an official said. Five hundred oil tankers and vehicles carrying supplies had left Port Qasim in Karachi for Kandahar in Afghanistan, but they didn't reach the Pakistan-Afghanistan border near Chaman,...
  • 10 killed in three blasts in Kandahar 05-10-2010 09:31 PM

    Kabul: At least 10 Afghans, most of them children, were killed on Tuesday in three bomb blasts that came minutes apart in southern Afghanistan city of Kandahar, the provincial spokesman said. "Our initial information says that one police and ten civilians were killed in three blasts," Zalmai Ayoubi, spokesman for...
  • The hijacking of IC 814, the blackmailing of India 28-12-2009 12:23 AM

    CNN-IBN's investigative show 30 Minutes retraces the terror act. ...
  • Watch: Brajesh Mishra reveals all on Kandahar hijack 27-08-2009 10:31 PM

    The ghost of Kandahar is back to haunt LK Advani. ...