Images of war and terror are almost all the world sees of Afghanistan these days. But with the arrival of spring, joy and hope rejuvenate the capital, as it celebrates Nowruz, says DW's Nabila Karimi-Alekozai.
A massive truck bomb has hit Kabul's highly secure diplomatic area, killing at least 90 people and wounding hundreds. The German Embassy was heavily damaged, and Berlin has now postponed deportations to Afghanistan.
Gunmen have stormed a guesthouse in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing a female German national and a security guard. Authorities are investigating whether the attack was terror or crime-related.
Two locations in the Afghan capital have been struck by explosions and armed fighters. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attacks that are seen as the beginning of a spring offensive.
Gunfire and explosions have been heard at the largest military hospital in Afghanistan, located in the capital, Kabul. Officials said insurgents had entered the facility in the diplomatic district.
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