Tag Archives: Kabul

Suicide bomber kills five American soldiers in Kabul

The Sunday Times A suicide bomber yesterday killed 17 people, including five US soldiers and eight British and American civilian contractors, when he drove a minibus packed with explosives into the side of a military bus in Kabul in one of the deadliest attacks inside the city since the conflict began. The explosion hurled the […]

Mahmoud Karzai: ‘We are under siege’

Gunmen wearing suicide vests shot dead a presidential advisor and an Afghan politician at a house in Kabul last night. The two gunmen stormed into the house of the former governor of Uruzgan, Jan Mohammed Khan, at 8pm on Sunday night as both men were sitting down to dinner. The attackers shot and killed the […]

Death threats over inquiry into $1bn bank scandal

Afghanistan’s finance minister has received death threats over his handling of a banking crisis that has mired Kabul’s political elite in accusations of corruption and fraud. Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal told American and European ambassadors in a meeting earlier this year that the threats on his life had forced him to move members of his […]

Shackled: the former British army officer jailed in Kabul

The Sunday Times The windowless cell was bare apart from a single bed. The prisoner, a former British Army officer, shuffled through the door, his hands and legs bound in chains that clanged against the metal bars. His Afghan guards had stripped him of his possessions, leaving him with little more than a bar of […]

Insurgent infiltrators terrorise Kabul’s ruling class

The Sunday Times TALIBAN insurgents who have infiltrated Kabul are nailing “night letters” to the doors of policemen, soldiers and government workers, warning them to leave their jobs or face punishment. The militants are being welcomed in the Afghan capital’s poorer areas among inhabitants who are disaffected with corruption, and who supply them with food, […]