Kabul

Car bomb kills eight people near US Embassy in Kabul

Three U.S. troops were among the wounded, a US military official said.

The blast hit at 7:55 a.m. (local time) in Kabul police district 9, near the embassy and Supreme Court, according to interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish.

The convoy targeted was mine-resistant and can withstand ambushes, coalition officials tweeted.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. In a statement posted by its media arm Amaq, the terror group said one of its members targeted "a column of American forces."

Suicide car bombing targeting convoy kills 3 in Afghanistan

The attack Saturday struck near the private Shinozada hospital in the capital's Macrorayan neighbourhood. The powerful blast echoed across the city.

Wahidullah Mayar, a Health Ministry spokesman, said at least three Afghan civilians were killed in the attack and 18 others were wounded

Najib Danish, a deputy Interior Ministry spokesman, said the attack destroyed more than a dozen of civilian vehicles.

Kabul blasts kill 35, test Afghan president's peace plan

The attack sends the strongest message yet to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani — that militants are still able to strike at his heavily fortified seat of power.

No one claimed responsibility for the attacks, though officials indicated they blamed the Taliban.

Taliban suicide bomber, gunmen attack parliament in Kabul

The brazen attack on the symbolic centre of power raises questions about the NATO-trained Afghan security forces' ability to cope with militant attacks.

The attack began when a Taliban fighter driving a car loaded with explosives blew up outside the parliament's gates, Kabul police spokesman Ebadullah Karimi said.

Six gunmen who took up positions in a building near parliament were killed after a gun battle lasting nearly two hours, Mr Karimi said.