Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 28, 2016 Officials say Taliban militants fired a series of rockets at Afghanistan’s parliament compound on March 28 as the top intelligence official and caretaker minister of interior were due to speak. No casualties were reported from the attack claimed by the Taliban. “Three rockets were fired at the parliament
Trend News Agency: A 146-kilometer Yoloten-Tahtabazar power transmission line has been constructed in Turkmenistan towards Afghanistan, the Turkmen government said March 26. After its commissioning, it will be possible to ensure a higher level of reliable energy supply not only for local consumers, but also for those in neighboring Afghanistan. Turkmenistan supplies electricity to Afghanistan on favorable terms.
1TV: Afghanistan’s Mines and Petroleum Minister Daud Shah Saba has resigned, sources told 1TV on Monday. Saba presented his resignation to President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday. It was not immediately clear why the minister resigned. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: Faysal Shayesteh eyes victory against Singapore in the upcoming qualifier match for FIFA 2018 World Cup. “We have come to Iran to defeat Singapore with the collaboration of spectators in the upcoming match,” Shayesteh said upon the arrival of the national football team to Iran for the qualifier match scheduled for Tuesday. Click here to
KABUL, March 27 (Xinhua) — Afghan government forces mounted pressure against Taliban militants in the northern Baghlan province, killing a shadow district governor on Sunday. “The security forces launched a cleanup operation in Koro valley of Dushi district on Saturday. As a result, a Taliban shadow district governor Mullah Jan Mohammad was killed on Sunday
Tolo News: Refugees and Repatriation Minister Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi, who was summoned to the Meshrano Jirga [Upper House of Parliament] on Sunday, said had managed to stop the expulsion of at least 100,000 Afghan refugees from European countries in recent weeks. He said more than 250,000 Afghans have sought refuge in Europe over the past year
Khaama Press: The supporters of Junbish-e-Milli party led by vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum and Jamiat-e-Islami party led Ata Mohammad Noor reconciled in northern Faryab province shortly after the growing rift led to a bloody encounter last week. The supporters of the two prominent political parties reinstalled the removed pictures belonging to Gen. Dostum, Ahmad Shah
Tolo News: Afghanistan beat the mighty, unbeaten West Indies by 6 runs in a thrilling match in their ICC World Cup T20 match in Nagpur in India on Sunday. Despite not having qualified for the semi-finals, Afghanistan’s dream of beating at least one major team came true Sunday afternoon. President Ashraf Ghani immediately tweeted a message of
Press TV March 27, 2016 Taliban militants have shot and killed the senior judge on a provincial appeals court during an ambush in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Wardak. Afghan officials said on Sunday that Mohammad Anwar, a judge in the neighboring Ghazni Province, was gunned down the day before. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, March 26 (Xinhua) — Some 10 militants had been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, an army spokesman said on Saturday. “Based on a confirmed tip-off, the air raid operation was conducted on a compound in Marja district Friday evening, killing 10 Taliban militants,” Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Rassoul