Afghanistan: At least one killed and six injured in a blast

A woman talks to her phone as her relative were at site of a suicide bombing in the diplomatic area of capital Kabul Afghanistan Saturday Feb. 24 2018. Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said several people were wounded in Saturday's attack

A woman talks to her phone as her relative was at the site of a suicide bombing in the diplomatic area of capital Kabul Afghanistan

At least 20 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in the western Farah province of Afghanistan.

"Last night a big group of militants attacked an army base in Bala Buluk district of Farah". Unfortunately, we lost 18 soldiers; two soldiers were wounded. "We have sent more reinforcements to the area", defence ministry spokesman Daulat Wazir said.

Taliban spokesperson Qari Yusouf Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the Helmand and Farah attacks.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the Kabul attack took place in the Shash Darak area near North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters and not far from the U.S. Embassy.

Billy Graham's body begins journey from mountains to Charlotte
At the Billy Graham Library, extended family members and a crowd of media waited for the motorcade to arrive from Asheville. The Billy Graham Evangelical Association announced Graham's funeral service will take place at noon on March 2.

Also Saturday at a checkpoint in Kabul on the edge of the Green Zone, a suicide attacker detonated explosives.

In a statement posted on February 24 on the website of its news agency Aamaq, IS said the attack was carried out by a bomber with an explosive vest and targeted the gate of the headquarters of the Afghan intelligence service.

The bombing took place near the US Embassy and other Afghan and worldwide institutions.

"I was driving nearby when I heard a big explosion, the windows of my vehicle were smashed". The Islamic State group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack. Kabul has been on high alert since that attack.

Suffocating defense lifts Duke men's basketball past Syracuse in Marvin Bagley's return
The Syracuse Orange will go on the road to take on the Duke Blue Devils as part of the College Basketball schedule for Saturday. Suffice it to say these usual NCAA tournament mainstays will be sweating out the next few weeks leading up to Selection Sunday.

Also on Saturday, at least one civilian was killed and eight were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a car-bomb in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern province of Helmand, said Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

Those attacks killed two soldiers and wounded about a dozen civilians, including women and children, according to regional and hospital officials.

The ministry of interior also said six other people were wounded, two of whom are in critical condition.

A second auto bomber targeted an NDS compound near a police headquarters in Helmand's provincial capital Lashkar Gah.

Watford widen gap from relegation zone with Everton win
Speaking to BT Sport , he said: "I'm not remotely bothered". One player who has impressed Allardyce is Oumar Niasse . Each side wasted headers early in the second half.

Latest News